Write Something, Win a Laptop
All you have to do is rewrite a classic literary scene in a new, incongruous style.
Some of the mash-ups have been fairly interesting. Writers combined Marquez with Hemingway, James Joyce with Fight Club, The Little Prince with A Clockwork Orange, 1984 with Dr. Seuss, and H.P. Lovecraft with Walden.
My favorite entry rewrites Hamlet as a poem of quatrains.
The early entries seemed to smash a sci-fi element into a classic scene. (Yes, zombies were a popular candidate for intercalation.) But the submissions have continued to grow in sophistication since the contest began this morning.
The deadline is Friday so get to work.
That’s pretty much all I have. It’s a Monday, so I’m busy writing news.
Fine, have a two more reactions to Kirkus closing.
-Jason Lea, JLea@News-Herald.com
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