The second weekly winning is “Wings” by Laurie Meekis. Prize of $50 AUD. Go buy a pony. A very small pony. Perhaps to carry your keys on a collar around its neck.
Why I love “Wings”
The first sentence is so very formal and serious. This is an important ceremony! Then the second sentence reminds us that every ceremony we take part in was created by us – and maybe aren’t as formal as we pretend they are. I like it because it reminds us that even those of high-status in our society are people as well. I also like it because of the joking reference to sex in the midst of a very formal ceremony. Sex is entwined intimately with our experiences and an integral part.
Finally – I like it because I can imagine it so very clearly, the breaking wave of laughter, the stories that come from it. Based on a real life story it also has lived probably a thousand times in telling and retelling. Much fun.
Again it was hard
Another week and even more entries that I thought were simply fantastic (and which have moved up to the top of the ratings). Yes it was hard to choose a winner but please, don’t make it easy for me. Keep going!
Two weeks left
One more week and another whopping $50 AUD prize awarded! Then a week later I’ll be awarding the first ($150), second ($100) and third ($50) prizes.
Thank you all again for entering – I’ve been very much enjoying it and also enjoying following links back to sites to read your other writing.
I decided to invest my spare cash in body fat rather than shares.
When the famine comes then we’ll see who’ll be laughing.
Put my statement right there on the floor.
I’m going to stand by it.
He was Australian but he had an American accent.
He was thirty but he had spent two weeks in America when he was sixteen.
I’d like to be a pirate.
But then I’d be a pirate-ninja-zombie-lawyer-hippie-chef and that would be stupid.
I have a catalogue of every beautiful thing that exists.
(You’re on page 388372.)
Fucking Australia and all the fucking obsession with fucking sport!
“Some football player has sustained a papercut and is in doubt for this weekend, also three billion people have died from an unknown virus, BUT AGAIN, SOME FOOTBALL PLAYER HAS SUSTAINED A PAPERCUT!”
He claimed he like jazz.
He only said it to sound cool.
I can’t go out today.
I ran out of flying-dog spray.
Yes we spent months hollowing out giant rocks and fitting them with tiny video screens.
Yes we’re preparing for something but it’s a secret.
I’ve changed the variables I use to measure my life.
Currently I’m scoring in blog posts.
I’m not going to change my mind.
Besides, I think it’s out of the warranty period.
People all around the world are really addicted to this “true love” thing, huh?
Maybe some kind of partner exchange program will help them out.
They said they expected high performance.
Sure, I can steal stuff off Wikipedia better than anyone I know.
I wonder how many miles I am from my future grave.
Is it here in Australia or on the other side of the world?
I can’t wait until I’m wiki-famous!
Or wiki-infamous, I don’t care.
See this twenty cents?
It is the change I want to see in the world.
On our anniversary.
You’re with someone not me.
You want proof invisibility has completely and utterly been achieved?
Think of all the people you know who are wearing invisible leashes.