Humor Fiction posted March 5, 2022


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Two rejected alphabet letters, Who does that?

An Unusual Contest

by Tom Horonzy




How demented must one be to post a poetry challenge and not allow entry for two faultless letters? What offense occurred? The dot, plotted above the both of them? That shouldn't be a felony, and anyone who says so must be a two-face quacker. What comes next? The apostrophe?

Let's protest, and stand for evenness as to respect for the alphabet, or later may come a contest sans the o and z? Worse. What about an entry where all vowels are exempt from duty? Absconded by a demented contest maker who probably drank too much mead.

Or could they hold a doctorate of altered psychopathology: the study of mental derangement? For whoever they are, they surely have mastered the theory of paroxysm: the study of uncontrollable outbursts, such as the rule where two alphabet colleagues are excluded from attendance.
 



Challenge writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a story of not more than 150 words without using the letters
j or i


Sometimes, we may find too much time on our hand. This contest I found strange but went with a humorous entry making the best of it. No abuse intended.
Photo by me. Magical mushrooms can cause psychotic thoughts.
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