Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fun Stuff

Deirdra Eden-Coppel gave me the Fantastic Fantasy Award. No rules, just link back to her. So if you write fantasy and you would like to have this award, go ahead and grab it. Just be sure to link back to Deirdra.

 A friend e-mailed this funny paragraph from a personal ad. The ad is now closed so don't attempt to contact him. Here's the email.

Just picked up a fantastic book from the library: "They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS," edited by David Rose.

"Literary agents! Save time when considering a manuscript by not bothering to read it all. Instead, set two beetles to race across the front page -- one, a crippled, three-legged blind beetle named 'Accept,' the other a steroid-taking model of beetle athleticism, wearing the very best beetle roller-skates, being pulled by a team of 16 beetle-sized horses and called 'Destroy Every Dream This Man Ever Had.'" Whichever beetle wins decides the fate of the author. For a full set of rules and a license to play (patent pending), write to sobbing, separated, newly alcoholic, chain-smoking man, 38, on pills for his nerves. Box no. 3524."

Please note -- this ad is closed, so you won't get Mr. "sobbing" if
you tried to respond. ;-)"


Summer Ross said...

LOL- I could just picture beetle racing across slaved over pages of an MS. thanks for making me smile!

N. R. Williams said...

You're welcome, Summer.

L'Aussie said...

Ha ha Nancy you gave me my first laugh of the day. I needed it after waking up to the news that India had knocked us out of the cricket World Cup, boo hoo.

I must go and write a flash fantasy story just so I can have that award. It is gorgeous and congrats to you!

I'm looking forward to reading your A - Z posts.


Holly Ruggiero said...

That's a great ad, but those poor little beetles...

Congrats on your award.

M Pax said...

That's hysterical. I would imagine it's something like racing beetles sometimes. Maybe darts or Indian poker.

Abby Minard said...

bahaha! Love the ad. Congrats on the award!

Joanna St. James said...

this is comedic genius.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congrats on the award!

LOL. That's hilarious. :D

N. R. Williams said...

I'd love to read it, Denise.

It definitely is funny, Holly, M Pax, Abby, Joanna and Golden. Thanks everyone for stopping by.

Michael Di Gesu said...

This is fun! I also love the new look of you blog! Very fresh.

I also received this award from Deirdra. IT is SO beautiful. Congrats.


N. R. Williams said...

Hi Michael, thank you. I like the award too.

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