Courtesy of is the news that Jeff VanderMeer is conducting the The Evil Monkey Bad Last Lines Contest. Prizes are $50 for first place, $25 for second, and $10 for third, with 1st getting three of Jeff’s books, 2nd getting two, and 3rd getting one. Limit of 7 entries per person.

Here’s my entry:

And when it was all said and done, and the whistles were all blown and the cards were all counted, when the chickens had come home to roost and the cows had come just come home, when he’d received his last rites and the Fat Lady had sung, when there was nothing left but the crying…Jeff had still gotten the short end of the stick, because nice guys always finish last.

Everyone join in! I love this stuff. :-D

UPDATE And the reason I hang out with writers…I told my utterly left-brained spouse about this entry, and he shrugged and said, “It doesn’t seem very original.”

Yeah, babe. I know. :-)

5 thoughts on “125”

  1. LOL!!! That had me falling off my chair. I’ll have to see if any OH SO ORIGINAL lines pop into my head.
    Hubby can be good for many other things, right? :}

  2. Yeah, it was! We can enter up to seven times, so we should come up with some more, since neither of our entries made the first cut. It looks like he really does want something more original. :-)

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