I love writing challenges and contests. And I’m as impatient as all heck. I just hate waiting for it to be over to get to see all the other entries and finally hear who won. So, I figure, why wait?

Here’s a computer, here are writers, let’s do this!

The contest will start at 10:30 EST, which is a little more than forty-five minutes from now.

The Rules

  • You get five minutes to write a piece of prose in any style or genre.
  • You must write on today’s prompt: Beans (legumes)
  • Post your entry as a comment to this post.

That’s it. I’ll close the contest at 10:45. That’s five minutes to write, and a window of ten minutes to make sure your entry posts without errors. Or five minutes to dither, five minutes to write, and five minutes to make sure your entry posts without errors. Or ten minutes to fuss about not having the time to do this today or who the heck cares about beans and then five minutes to write and hit the “post” button and pray it works the first time.

But we have to have a winner, because it’s no fun if you don’t get to hear that yours was the best ever. So, voting!

The first five people to email me will be today’s nomination committee. At the close of the contest, they’ll have two hours to email me their two nominations. I’ll put the nominees in the poll on the side of the page, and by 6:00PM I’ll close the poll and declare the winner.

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What’s the prize?

Well, nothing, obviously. But we’ll all agree to tweet and/or blog about the winner of today’s contest so their fame and fortune will be assured.

A Few Notes:

In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry.

I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.

This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.