Friday, March 14, 2008

While Shivering In My Shoes

I strike a careless pose
And whistle a happy tune
So no one ever knows...


That’s what I usually do, but this time, it’s different. My friend, Shelly, over at This Eclectic Life is hosting a writing contest and you could win $30 dollars in cold, hard, Paypal cash!

I adore Shelly’s contests and her theme for this writing contest is “Scared Silly”. It can be fact or fiction, funny or serious.

Whatever blows YOUR dress up!

There aren’t too many rules, except that it should be about 500 words or less and we’re supposed to avoid profanity. Hmmmm. I’ll have to cleverly disguise some of my scary moment outbursts!

Unexpected encounters with cotton balls bring out the worst in me sometimes :)

Even if you don’t have a blog, you can enter! All of the contest details can be found here.

The contest will be judged by one of my other favorite blogging buddies, Damien Riley. We are warned that even if we try to schmooze Damien, it’s not going to score us any brownie points in this competition.

Seriously? What kind of arrangement is that?

Damien has a super fab blog called Postcards From The Funny Farm and usually, I am the top commentator over there. That has to count for something, right? (wink, wink Damien!) Sorry, Sarah!

OK, I never could pull off that sultry wink thing. I'm sure it won’t work, but it certainly can’t hurt now, can it?

So, pick up your pens boys and girls, bloggers and non-bloggers and enter Shelly’s contest with your best “Scared Silly” story.

Which of these stories do you think I should consider entering?
There’s no need for fiction when you’re The Rock Chick.

The time I ran screaming from parent teacher conferences because of cotton ball eskimos?

The time I got groped by a perverted Santa Claus and when I turned around, my face went into his cotton ball beard? I still get the shivers thinking about that one!

The time I decided that the oral surgeon’s instruments looked like the torture kit on the hit series “24”?

My emergency inside out eyelid surgery is a good one!

Ohhhhh, maybe I’ll go with the time I tried to stab a ghost! It’s a good story and there’s a great reminder lesson in it.

Your mom always told you never to run with scissors, right?


This Eclectic Life said...

Hey, darlin'! Thank you for the link and the wonderful write up. I need you to do my pr. Your emergency eyelid surgery will definitely scare ME silly! Stab a ghost??

Oh, and one thing to tell your readers: It can be more than 500 words on your own blog. If you are a non-blogger and want to post it on mine, you have to be more succinct!

Can't wait to see what you come up with. And quit trying to suck up to Damien!

Damien Riley said...

LOL. Great promo here for a great contest. I remember in junor high I used to read all those collections of scary stories in the library ... I go back! Hoping to soon read the scary stuff lurking in the shadows so-to-speak out there! ;)

Jessica you are a laugh-a-minute, let's see if you can write something scary too!

The Mama Bear said...

I think I may have to do this one....and now for the story.

katelynjane said...

Great ideas for the Scared Silly Contest (: Can't wait to see your entry!

I saw your comment on Damiens blog about your daughter who scores low on tests...I was the exact same way in school. I studied 3 weeks (um..yeaaah) for a test and STILL failed it! I learned that cramming for tests help me A LOT and by doing that, I at least scored passing marks. If she's in the older grades it might be a good suggestion.

Good luck on the contest!

Jessica Morris said...

I hope you post your story on your blog!! I can't wait to read what you write :)

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