Yes, finally, here are the results of Contest 2012. Yet again everybody has delighted me with funny, creative, off-the-wall entries. This year the contest had more submissions than ever. Thanks to everybody who took part.
The photograph was taken by Jim Urquhart for Reuters. And while a strong proportion of entries placed the action in China, Japan, or Brazil, the photo was taken at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada.
Before I announce the two runners up and the winner, here’s a nod to a few other entries that made me laugh. It’s too bad the new novel doesn’t have room for a jolly bus plunge that would allow me to add everybody as a character. In lieu of driving you all off a cliff, here’s a tip of the hat to jpaubrey, jack hrusoff, Jason, YouBredRaptors?, Pop Culture Nerd, Linda, Rich, Doug Moring, Susan, Mark Dobson, DJ Paterson, Rachel Pope, and Ron.
Now, the results.
Runners up: These two entrants will each receive a signed copy of one of my novels.
I believe I’m a fly, I believe I can touch the sky….!
When Ferd Bismuth unexpectedly found himself thrust amongst several battle-hardened Samurai, he knew he’d have to turn to desperate measures to ensure that he’d be…
“….stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha,
Ah, ha, ha, ha,
Winner: We have a tie. Both these entrants will have a character named after them in The Shadow Tracer:
Of all of the tropical diseases his doctor warned him of before his once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bali, Irving swore she never once mentioned Disco Fever.
Two Words: Bling Dynasty.