WOOHOO!!! We're back for another round! Roll up your sleeves, pull out your keyboard, and have at it! (Yes, really. I'm too tired to ramble on about stuff. Go see what mayhem you can get your story into.) Have fun!
If you haven't read the full version of the rules, go here. Otherwise, here's the short version:
1. Start with the given first sentence.
2. Up to 500 words
3. Keep it clean (PG-13)
4. Optional Special Challenge
5. Stories submitted must be your own work, using characters and worlds that you have created. Sorry, no fanfiction.
6. Include: Twitter/email, word count, Special Challenge accepted
7. The challenge is open for 24 hours on Tuesday EST
Oh, and feel free to change pronouns, punctuation, tense, and anything in brackets to fit the story/pov/tone. I'm not going to be TOO picky... Our judge however...
Our Judge today is Quenby Olson. Read her winning tale from last week here! Follow her on Twitter @QEisenacher. Check out her website at https://quenbyolson.wordpress.com/
Quenby Olson lives in Central Pennsylvania where she spends most of her time writing, glaring at baskets of unfolded laundry, and chasing the cat off the kitchen counters. She lives with her husband and three daughters, who do nothing to dampen her love of classical ballet, geeky crochet, and staying up late to watch old episodes of Doctor Who.
Your first sentence for FINISH THAT THOUGHT #3-8 is:
The judge today decided to see what you could make of Jane Austen's famous first line:
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a [single man] in possession of a [good fortune], must be in want of [a wife].
Your SPECIAL CHALLENGE from the judge is:
Include a famous (or your favorite) quote from a movie.
AAAAAAAND WE'RE OFF!!!