Remember that poll?
…With the collaboration and challenge topics?
Well then. This is awkward.
To recall, we had a poll to vote on for the next collaboration or challenge project. The topic that polled the highest was the worst sentence challenge. What else was interesting were the topics that tied in second place: the novel collaboration and the non-fiction contest.
Here’s the deal, I will run one other project alongside the worst sentence challenge so that it can disseminate not only to more people, but so that it can include different options available for writers. More on that near the end of this post.**
The worst sentence challenge will last for three weeks starting July 24th—August 15th ending at midnight (August 16th) EST time. Keep in mind, I will not accept any entries under this prompt if submitted after the challenge officially ends.
I want this to be good (bad, I want this to be bad). I want you to maim and torture the Oxford Comma until there’s nothing left but an Ox. That’s how terrible.
I want you to write the most ridiculous sentences that you wouldn’t even want to share with Grandma.
…Though if Grandma happens to hear it, that’s Grandma’s fault.
This is not a contest, just a writing challenge. I will post all the responses in the order received after the challenge ends. You can leave a pingback or a comment below with your worst sentence to participate in the challenge. Multiple entries are allowed and encouraged.
A primary example of what a worst sentence can be: “Silly Sally with a smile and long-stock pippy stockings walked away from the Barbie grill and said, ‘It’s time to cook mom!’”
It doesn’t have to make sense (like the above), it can use incorrect terms or phrasing, and it can have a crude, dark sense of humor.
Just one sentence please—it can be a long or short one. Nothing more, nothing less. As well, I know we all just want to axe grammar and spelling rules–but if you do so, just make sure it can still make sense to the reader. We all want to appreciate your madness properly.
The rules still apply, though. However, in essence:
I will not accept anything religious, outwardly political, hateful, pornographic, slurs, or anything that is demeaning, threatening or harmful in its content. Please nothing that is against a particular group, or anything that demeans a certain group of people that would be considered racist, homophobic, sexist, religious discrimination or prejudice. I will not accept your piece if that is such the case.
**As mentioned, the worst one sentence challenge is not the only topic I’m hosting. I am as well hosting a novel collaboration. It has very similar rules to the prior story collaboration, but it will be lengthy and as well, it will not have a specific deadline in mind. It will be ongoing until I feel we’re at or near the end of our novel collaboration. Please refer to this post for more information.