Alice’s Restaurant

October 16, 2006

Step 1: Admit You Have A Problem.

Filed under: FanLit — aliceaudrey @ 2:00 am

I think the only thing that could keep me from entering again will be the ending of the contest.  This in spite of knowing I can’t win, that the game is rigged, that cheaters run rampant, and that I really do have better things to do.

I started to write a parody, then decided not to finish when I realized how many bridges it would have burned.  I pumped out an entry with no soul and am watching it sink even lower than my normal fair.  I have no intention of rescuing it.

Even at this very moment, with the kids demanding attention and my dh off on a new job that has him as scarce as hen’s teeth I’m plotting my next attempt, wondering if I can actually make if funny when I’m so angry.

Hey, it’s a challenge.  I’m not good at backing down from a challenge.



  1. Good luck with your entry, Alice! I was wondering if you’d go through with that parody or not. Mine came out a lot snarkier than I intended, and I felt like my frustration with the whole process and the story oozed out of every line. 🙂

    Comment by Lynne — October 16, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

  2. Parodies are cathartic. 😀

    Comment by Cat — October 16, 2006 @ 2:27 pm

  3. Lynne, your VR parody was kind compared to what I did. Mine came out looking like Animal Farm. Best to let that dog lay at the bottom of a drawer.


    Comment by aliceaudrey — October 16, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

  4. Eek! 🙂 I’d love to read it, unless you’d prefer to bury it.

    Comment by Lynne — October 16, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

  5. I’m afraid if I don’t bury it Avon will boycott me. They really are my favorite publisher, and I really don’t want to mess things up with them, even if they deserve it.

    Comment by aliceaudrey — October 16, 2006 @ 11:47 pm

  6. LOL Alice

    Comment by Cat — October 17, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

  7. Oops. 🙂 I guess it’s a good thing I have no plans to write anything they’d want, huh?

    Comment by Lynne — October 17, 2006 @ 3:06 pm

  8. I don’t think you did anything too bad, Lynne. Unless you threatened to notify the Attorney General or something.

    Comment by aliceaudrey — October 18, 2006 @ 5:37 am

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