Is there a secret love affair going on between your toothbrush and your bicycle tire? Are things spinning out of control? Expose them in a romantic poem, prose, or tale and submit it to Ptownlife’s Valentine’s’ Day Contest: Utilitarian Love.
Your mission: Write a story or poem (any writing format) about the undying love between two inanimate objects. Your tale has to be under 500 words.
As an example, here is an excerpt of Sarah Kay’s poem, “Love Letter from Toothbrush to Bicycle Tire”.
“They told me that I was meant for the cleaner life,
that you would drag me through the mud.
They said that you would tread all over me,
that they could see right through you,
that you were full of hot air,
that I would always be chasing,
always watching you disappear after sleeker models,
that it would be a vicious cycle.”
If you want to watch the whole thing, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIAQENsqcuM
Rules and Requirements:
- It cannot be longer than 500 words.
- The entry is due midnight, February 28.
- All entries must be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We strongly advise you to keep it PG.
Prizes: Winner(s) will be chosen based on the creativity of their tale about unconditional love between utilitarian objects. Prizes will be Downtown Pleasanton gift cards. Winners will be announced by the middle of March.
So start noticing the love between your toaster oven and washing machine. It’s a long distance relationship, but they’re making it work. We await your amorous entries.
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