KF Gallagher announced a writing contest today on her blog. The contest is based on the first line of a Tom Petty song. Here is a link to the contest announcement and rules. Here is a description of the contest from the blog:
rules: all entries must begin with the following text: “You think you’re gonna take her away, with your money and your cocaine.”
length: 500 words max
deadline: midnight, july 17 07
hints: be inventive. edit mercilessly. surprise me. have a spanking good time.
winning: one winner and a few honorable mentions will be announced and posted on the blog by july 24 at the very latest.
other rules: this contest is judged by me and is totally subject to my tastes, blah blah. the moon topples is a blog that runs excellent contests and he has a bunch of highly developed rules, so if you need more rules, you can go and read his.
So everybody get writing. I will post my entry here and on the contest site. If you do decide to enter the contest, as I would be interested in seeing what you come up with.