My Kind of Mad Lib Fun Contest Winner!
So laughter rocked the walls of my office tonight!
I read through all the entries with my husband and my two oldest daughters listening in. The judging was fairly subjective — we’re writers, so we are used to the whole “it’s subjective” thing, right?
Based on the amount of laughter produced, the winner of the first, but definitely not last, My Kind of Mad Lib Fun Contest is:
To refresh your memory, participants had a list of 21 words — a combination of names, verbs, nouns and numbers. Here’s the story I plugged those words into:
A writer named ________1______ (name) was writing a __2__________ (genre) novel. Her heroine was a ___3__________ (occupation) named ____4________ (woman’s name). Her hero was a ________5_______ (occupation) named _____6______ (man’s name). And the villain liked to _____7_________ (verb), and everyone called him _____8_________ (nickname.)
She was all ready to _____9___________ (verb) the ____10_________ (number) draft of her Great American ______11______ (noun), but then the ___12____________ (noun) rang. It was her agent, telling her that a publisher wanted to _____13___________ (verb) her book! The advance was for _______14____ (number) dollars. The writer was so excited she ___15___________ (verb) and _________16______ (verb).
“Wait!” she said. “Before I sign the ___17___ (noun), I need to know if I get to go on a _____18__(noun) tour and if I’ll be a guest on the ______19________ (TV) show.”
Her agent told her yes and so she signed on the dotted __20_______ (noun), thrilled that all her ____21_______ (plural noun) were coming true.
And here is Coleen’s winning entry:
A writer named Anastasia was writing a rom-com novel. Her heroine was a commercial diver named Eve. Her hero was a hand model named Ian. And the villain liked to surf, and everyone called him Pumpkin.
She was all ready to hiccup the one millionth draft of her Great American wax, but then the chia pet rang. It was her agent, telling her that a publisher wanted to eat her book! The advance was for zero dollars. The writer was so excited she frolicked and sweated.
“Wait!” she said. “Before I sign the confetti, I need to know if I get to go on a spider monkey tour and if I’ll be a guest on The Today show.”
Her agent told her yes and so she signed on the dotted blueberry, thrilled that all her eyelashes were coming true.
Thanks to everyone who participated. Go here if you want to check out the other entries and plug them into the MKOML story! Believe me, your family/co-workers will gather around you wondering what’s going on.
My family suggested I write up an entry with my favorite words from all the entries combined. I’m considering it. What do you think?0 I like this!