Tonight, as I was working on the rewrite of “Cast in Stone,” I thought it might be a lark to offer up my handwritten MS to anyone who wants it.
Full disclosure: If no one puts in for it, I’ll pout a wee bit.
If you want to receive in the post a printout of the original version of “Cast in Stone” (with colorized markup, as posted here on this blog) accompanied by my handwritten rewrite (I’m rewriting the entire story, not just sections, on Rhodia paper with a St Dupont pen using Noodler’s Baystate Blue ink), all you have to do is this:
- Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, 28 Feb 2013
- The comment must:
- use fewer than 31 words.
- describe why you should receive the recipient of both artifacts
- be clever
- optional: state why others are less worthy
More weight will be given to comments with fewer words and greater cleverness.
I will be the sole judge. I will mail the items to any country, via street mail. I will not make any copies of the handwritten MS; you will have the only extant copy. This handwritten MS will be the source from which I type the final story (though some variations between MS and typed version are going to exist.)
I will not promise that you will be able to read my handwriting.
I note, for the record, that “I will pay you one hundred dollars” is only seven words and is exceedingly clever.
(no I’m not)
(yes…I’m kidding…just kidding)
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’