About Us

We are a group of several aspiring writers, who thought it would be fun to get together and challenge each other on a monthly basis. Judging is done by adding the total number of stars up and dividing by the total number of votes, so having the most stars or most votes doesn't necessarily mean you win, it's the overall average. Whoever wins gets to pick the subject matter for the next session's short stories. Please read each story and vote them all appropriately. The voting boxes are to the left of the page and are marked by story title. If you would like to leave a comment simply click on the story title above each entry, but please keep them constructive. Again, thanks for reading and I hope that everyone can get as much enjoyment out of this as I have.

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Contest Subjects

December's subject was chosen by myself and is... "A large stone was found in the middle of a field in Iowa."

The first subject for January was chosen by Sgt. Hubbard and is... "A locked box is left to you in a will."

The second subject for January was chosen by myself and is... "A person is found in the desert with amnesia."

The first subject for February was chosen by Stan Weiss and is... "The baby sitter is snooping and finds your many passports, each with a different name."

The second subject for February was chosen by T.J. Reed and is... "Rewrite a classic monster, ghost, horror story in a modern way and include the story as the title so we know what you have rewritten."


Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Interview

          The following is a transcript of the final Lush Spinbaugh radio broadcast.

Announcer: Welcome to the Lush Spinbaugh program, brought to you today by Royal Flush Bathroom Fixtures. You know their motto, “We flush the crap out of things.” Now, here’s Lush! 
Lush: Thank you, thank you and welcome everyone to the only place where you will hear the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. We have a special treat for you today. God is with us today! Yes, you heard me right! Right here on our little radio program. The inspiration for the best selling book of all time. Please join me in giving a warm welcome to God. Lord we thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us today. 
God: It is my pleasure, Lush, but I fear not everyone will enjoy what I have to say today.
 Lush: Heh, heh. Not to worry, God, our audience is made up of mostly good Christian folks so, you might say, today you will be preaching to the choir! Heh, heh. Now, are you with us today to pitch a new book? 
 God: Well no, not really, I have some other things to say but let’s clear up a couple of things first. I am not really comfortable with the name God. While it is true that I am the Creator of Everything that was, is and will be, and that I am the beginning, middle and end of all,  the name God seems a bit pedestrian. After all, the name has been given to many lesser beings over the ages. So, if you don’t mind, please refer to me as POO, short for GRAND POOBAH.
 Lush: POO?
 God/POO: Yes, POO
 Lush: Ok, then, POO it is. Heh.heh. So, tell us , POO, what is on your mind today.
 POO: It is about that rock in Iowa
 Lush: Yes indeed, the Senator from Texas has been a rock in the run-up to the caucuses.
 POO: No, no, no. I mean the circular stone found in the cornfield which, even as we speak, archeologists from the University of Iowa are trying to pry from the ground to study.
 Lush: Gee, POO, I must have missed that story. Heh, heh. So, who do you think will win in Iowa?
 POO: (sigh) I don’t think it really matters, Lush.
 Lush: Of course it matters. If the Democrats win the White House again the sky will fall. America will be down the tubes! We’ll have illegal aliens mowing the lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, for God’s sake! The Chinese will own everything!
POO: Oh, I don’t think it will come to tha …
 Lush: Sorry to interrupt, POO, but I have just received news from our sources in Iowa that all of the candidates have gathered at this rock you spoke of. It seems they are having an impromptu debate!
POO: Well yes, that is what I wanted to talk about. Under no circumstances should that rock be moved. All Hell will break loo…
 Lush: Ladies and gentleman, apparently the senator from Texas has been called a doodoo head by the Governor of  New York. We go now to a reporter on the scene!
Reporter: Lush, can you hear me , Lush? Yes, right now, ahhh, I am watching as all of the candidates are choosing sides in what appears to be a mud slinging contest. This all apparently started during a discussion on the proper use of leverage in trying to budge the stone. While all of the politicians are debating how to do the job, the workers seem to be ignoring them and making progress in placing the lever and fulcrum.
 Lush: Now a word from our sponsor!
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 Lush: Welcome back , folks. We’re talking with God,errr, Poo, today. SO, POO, tell us…sorry, POO, we have breaking news from Iowa. Go ahead Iowa, we can hear you.
 Reporter: (sound of roaring wind in background) Lush! Lush! They’ve moved the stone! The candidates are gone, sucked down in a swirl of debris! Everything is going! I can’t, I can’t, hold    on   much    (static)
 POO: Damn, a weeks work, down the drain.