See this pretty girl? Her name is Harley, but we call her War. I’m going to kick her butt, and then she’s going to wear stripper shoes and sing Rent’s “Out Tonight.” I’ll post it here on my blog. You’re welcome. Follow her on Twitter. She says delightfully salacious things and we snicker a lot. I absolutely adore this beauty.
See this pretty boy? His name is Don, but we call him Famine. He is going to sing “Everything’s Alright” from Jesus Christ Superstar, complete with Jazz Hands. He, too, will posted on my blog. Follow him on Twitter. He’s friendly but he’ll also smack you with a wooden sword as soon as look at you.
See this other pretty boy? His name is Jason, but we call him Pestilence. I’m going to kick his butt and he’ll sing…oh, I don’t know. Something from the Magnetic Fields, and I’ll post it on my blog. Follow him on Twitter. He says the most calmly beautiful things. Sometimes his words make my heart hurt in a good way.
I am Mercedes, but they call me Death. And I instigated another challenge. (Yeah, yeah, I still need to sing a song about how awesome K.M. Walton is. This month, hopefully!) But that has nothing to do with this particular challenge. Which I shall win! Go Team Mercedes!! Woo!
The challenge? We’ll each be writing a story based on the theme “The first contact of two species with a mutual attraction betwixt them.” The theme was dreamed up by Boudreau Freret, a delightful member of the Twitterverse who volunteered to help us. We’ll write our stories and on February 1st, we’ll send them out to SFWA approved markets. The first one published is declared the winner, and the other three horsemen have to video their musical numbers, which will then run on the winner’s blog. Sweet sweet sweet, I tell you.
I certainly hope that I’m not one of the singers.
You know what would be extra sweet? If my story has a horror slant and pushes me closer to the HWA challenge. Ho, ho, Matt Betts, I still have my eye on you!
Anybody interested in a future challenge, hmm? 😉
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