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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Here we go with another game that's a combination of blog love, and creative writing. Entries are due by 11:59 pm, November 30, EST. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three parts to this game.
1. Get the "key" - it was given in an earlier post. If you didn't get it, or don't know where to look, enter the word "key" in the upper left corner search box, and hunt for it. But if you got it earlier, this step is already done.
2. Get the words. Here's how. Using the key, figure out a series of numbers based on the alphabet order of the letters in the key word. For example, if the key were "DOG," the numbers are 4, 15, 7 (D is the 4th letter of the alphabet, etc). Then visit the following blog entries. (They were selected from entries in last month's top commenters' blogs, and last month's contest winner.) Count words from the beginning of the entry till you get to the number from the key. For example. If the key is DOG, and the first entry were this post, then you need word #4. That would be "with." Now, here's a clue. None of the actual words are pronouns, conjunctions, etc. They are all words with substance.
3. Write a story using all of the words. Any topic, any meaning of the words, any length. You must have found the correct words to win. The stories will be judged by some impartial "panel" of people that I can snag on December 1.
Here are the blog posts to use. They are in the correct order to match the key.
Falling Behind by Ann
White Mushrooms by Nature Center Magazine
Graveyard Picnic by Ivy
Lonely Nights by Carmen
Earth Hour by rainfield
Dennis's Diary of Destruction by Dennis the Vizsla Dog
Remember, email your entry to email@example.com by 11:59 pm, November 30, EST. HAVE FUN!