Write a new, original short story on your own blog using whatever is in your Spam or Trash folders for inspiration. (For an example, see Spammerview, but make yours different!) If you have nothing in your own Spam bucket, borrow something from Spomment of the Day.

Post a link to your entry in the comments below. I will pick the one I like best and, provided the winner doesn’t mind sharing his or her email address with me, will send the author a $10 Amazon.com gift card (via email).

Deadline: 11:59 PM on Saturday, January 10, 2014.

Winners will be announced on Sunday.

Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle, illustrated by Jordan Vinyard; A Puppy, Not a Guppy, illustrated by Ryan Shaw; and the newest release: A New Leaf for Lyle, illustrated by Carrie Salazar. She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young-at-heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun.


    • HollyJahangiri

      Could be! Especially if you drag in the 419 scammers. International intrigue at its…second best. 😉
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    • HollyJahangiri

      Don’t forget to come back here and leave a link! $10 isn’t a huge prize, but it could be a book or two or any of 10,000 other things on Amazon!
      HollyJahangiri recently posted…Short Story ContestMy Profile

    • HollyJahangiri

      Rummuser, you do realize your comment would look like spam to anyone who doesn’t know you. Seriously – one URL and a post titled “Escort!”? I don’t know if you didn’t think that through…or you PLANNED it that way. 😀
      HollyJahangiri recently posted…Friday: Week 1 Down, 51 to GoMy Profile



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