Friday, 23 September 2011

Drumroll Please.....

After reaching 150 followers a week or so ago (you guys are GREAT!) I decided it was time to have a celebration. I asked you for what you wanted, and there was no clear cut winner, but most of you said either a boring old give-away or a hundred-word contest. SO.

(Also, there are a ton of blogfests going on - maybe at 200!)

I was perusing the internet for prize ideas, and I saw this:

and this:


The Hundred Words of Shakespeare Contest!

Here are the Rules (Rules must always be capitalized):

***Leave your entries in the comments sections, I don't have an entry form***
Rule 1: You must be a follower of my blog to participate. +1 point

Rule 2a: Write a 100 word story in whatever genre you choose, but in the style of Shakespeare.

This can be about a noise that woke you up this morning, a secret letter delivered in the dead of night, a spaceship that only flies when people aboard are singing, or a chase across New York to diffuse a bomb. Anything! If you go over or under by a few words, no big deal, but try to keep it within 15 words of 100.

+3 points


Rule 2b: You can leave an excerpt from the Master Himself! (this could be fun if you go for the more obscure quotes) + 2 points

(Optional) Rule 3:
Tweet about this contest (link in the comments or include @beyeager at the end so I can see it) +1

Mention this contest in a blog post (leave the link!) +2

Rule 4: Add up your score and submit the 100 words! :)

This contest closes FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Winners will be chosen at random (depending on number of points) and announced the following Monday.

(Also, prizes may vary slightly. Sometimes these go out of stock, but I'll choose a similar item or give a 30$ amazon giftcard if nothing is available.)


If you're freaked out about writing like Shakespeare, don't sweat it, just put up your favorite Shakespeare quote. It'll still be worth +2 points!


Riley Redgate said...


Christina Lee said...

Omg-- I am soooo sweating b/c I need a thesaurus and dictionary to even understand Shakespeare--EEK! But I must admit, very cool idea!

L.G.Smith said...

Um, I'll be back...I got some perusing to do.

Laila Knight said...

That's a tough one. Willie buddy is hard to emulate. Will ponder the light that through yonder windown breaks. :)

Marsha Sigman said...

Oh yeah. I got this.

I shall return.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, congratulations on all those followers!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Great idea for a contest. But Shakespeare? So out of my league! Good luck with it though.

Damyanti said...

Great idea :) where do I sign up?

Bethany Elizabeth said...

You can leave your entry right here in the comments! I can never figure out the link list things. :)

Talli Roland said...

That's a great idea! :) But since I live in the UK, I won't hassle you with sending stuff overseas... good luck, everyoen!

Lynda R Young said...

congrats on the followers :)

"This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” From Hamlet.

Quote, follower, Tweeted


Lauren W. said...

I tried to create a sonnet but it didn't seem post-worthy so this amazing quote will have to do:

"Cowards die many times before their deaths
The valiant never taste of death but once."


Quote, follower, and blogged about the contest: 5 points!

Riley Redgate said...

I wrote thee a (violent) sonnet!

I turned and stared thee in thy narrow eye,
Thou loathsome beast which slavered, snarled, and squalled.
Surprise did bid me turn away and fly,
But resolute was I, and not appalled.
Thou wast an angry, brooding, dismal thing,
Thy eyes aglow, thy reddened teeth adrip;
Of muscles, I could see thy every string,
And blood marked every vicious fingertip.
"Foul beast!" cried I; my speaking quavered nary,
It seemed my sword had pow'r to fly alone.
Another arm, a limb quite ancillary,
The blade discovered in thy breast a home.
T'was then I wept, swept up by alien woe;
'tis man's great shame to kill a worthy foe.

I'm a follower - off to tweet and blog. Total will be 7, I believe. (If you can't tell, I REEEEEALLY want that mug! =])

mshatch said...

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.


quote, follower, and blogged = 5 points

L.G.Smith said...

"Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief."


Ha! I remembered. Er, 3 pts. I think.