Member-Sponsored Guy with a Vacuum Mini-Contest
|Deadline:||Sep 28, 2012|
It was a normal day, running errands and going through the usual routine. What was an uneventful day took a turn for the odd rather suddenly. Sitting on the side of a dirt levee was a 50-yr-old man, about 20 feet from the street, with an old, slightly beat-up vacuum cleaner. There was no bus route around, no businesses, and few houses. Just a man and his vacuum. Our benevolent contest sponor would like to know why.
In no more than 1500 words, write a story about why this guy sitting there with a vacuum. The story must be plausible in our current year and current world - please, no magical powers or other planets or 500 years in the future.
Let's give our contest sponsor something to read that doesn't suck.
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|1st prize:||$10 cash via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$5 cash via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||5 karma|
Entries must be received by midnight, September 28th (UTC time).
Entries must be fewer than 1500 words.
One entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified
Entries must be a piece of fiction set in our current world. No magic or time traveling allowed.
Entries will be judged by the contest sponsor and all decisions are final.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Guy with the Vacuum Mini-Contest". Your work will automatically be considered. The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.