Thursday, February 7, 2013

Look What I Did!

Last night, only minutes before midnight, local time. I submitted my entry to Andrew Leon's short story contest. I feel like Rocky Balboa after the end of Rocky, or Rocky II, also Rocky IV, V & VI... wait, I'm starting to sense a pattern there. Maybe not Rocky III though, he really kicked Clubber's ass in that one.

Anyway, if anyone is interested in reading, fair warning, its just a tad over 5000 words. If you read at a normal-ish pace (approx 250 words per minute) then you're looking at solid 20 minutes to get through the whole thing. That is a commitment. If you read much faster than that, well, then you're probably just  skipping words. In my case, I'm cool with that.

So, if you can handle it, you can either click on the tab above that says, "The Nightmare Named Ricky" or you can just click ---> HERE

Thank you world.

14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I am going to bookmark it so I can read it when fully awake and have thirty minutes to spare. (I really don't skip words...)
Good job! Knew you'd finish it in time.

Jo said...

Way to go Rusty. Not a writer so am all admiration.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Hooray! Did you yell "Yo Adrian, I did it!" afterwards? Though really after the fight in Rocky IV he developed brain damage, so hopefully that doesn't happen.

Andrew Leon said...

The announcement is up... But I don't want to just tell you the results, so you'll have to go read it.

@PT: Was that Rocky or just Stallone?

Tony Laplume said...

Congrats on making the deadline!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I will definitely read your entry. I'm sure it will be brief as opposed to Briane's which he'll publish as a 200,000 word novel at some point.

Tammy Theriault said...

i'm sure andrew will be tickled pink...oops, i mean death defying black! :D

Donna Hole said...

I'll play the theme song in my head for you Rusty :)

.......dhole

A Beer For The Shower said...

That was a great story with some wonderful elements of horror. The fact that your werewolf wasn't a shirtless sissyboy fawning over a girl with the personality of plywood also was much appreciated.

Meanwhile, I suck. I still haven't submitted mine yet. I will, sans the chocolate reward, but a lot of crap has come up. Better late than never, eh?

Cindy said...

Congrats on finishing your story. Hope to get a chance to read it soon.

Tina said...

I'm with Alex, bookmarking. Out visiting participants so we can delete ad sites, and so that I can personally welcome you to this year's Challenge! I can't believe I hit the famous Rusty Webb in my travels. Your art is amazing!

So welcome. Assume you know the drill, if not, hit me up with questions, I answer the info@ emails.

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on finishing your story!

I'm also going to bookmark your story to read later. I started reading--it seems really cool.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations on finishing and submitting! That's awesome!!!
I may have to bookmark for a bit later in the day as well.

Jay Noel said...

Way to go! (Gonna fly now...)

I will read it when I get back from work. 5000 words is no problemo!