Warning: Zombies Ahead
Posted by Angela Ackerman
Translation: Angela is in Idaho, amassing a zombie horde for world domination vacationing with her family. Normal Thesaurus posts will be suspended until her return August 16th.
Lucky for you, she's left a few of her favorite lieutenant zombies in charge, and our first official act is to announce a little contest. We think you'll like it.
First Annual Zombie Haiku Contest
Oh yes--you read correctly. Sure, Zombies eat brains. But don't we also have an inner soul, a burning desire to unleash pent up emotions in the form of, erm...poetry?
Let's face it--Zombies? Poetry? Someone needed to go there. Angela is that person. The question is, are you up to the challenge? Can you get in touch of your inner Zombie and make Angela tear up or better yet, laugh out loud? We hope so, because you could win an in depth first chapter critique.
This is quite possibly the most awesome contest on the web. In fact, we wouldn't be surprised at all if the talent rolling in is so gut-spittingly awesome that more than one critique will have to be awarded.
So for the Haiku challenged, the format is scary simple: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Like so:
Hungry moans outside
Fingers scrabble at the door
Time to get the axe
Look, the ice cream man
Only has one flavor left
What's Head Cheese Surprise?
My silent boyfriend
We hold hands in the moonlight
Likes me for my brain
Is there a Zombie Epic inside you, longing to burst out? Set it free and post your haiku in your comment section! The contest will run until Angela returns, dead or alive. Followers can enter as many zombie haikus as they like.
For extra chances to win, post a link to this contest on your blog and let me know in the comments section where you spread the word. Each time you post a link to this contest you'll earn an additional chance to win a bonus critique!
So, what are you waiting for? Let's see some poetry, people!