Because I am being forced to take a vacation by Lady Friend, who doesn’t understand that writing IS my vacation, I am vanishing for a week to the magical land of Wisconsin. And so in my absence, I announce a Haiku Contest!!! The winner will receive a paper copy of Runefool, the first book of five in my young adult magical realism series.
Take some literary classic and put it to haiku, as demonstrated below:
Shade to sun he stepped
In diamonds strung his pale skin
Fangs corked for safety
— Twilight, Macaulay C. Hunter
Send this out to everyone you know who has some time to kill at work or school, needs an Insomniac Activity or is trapped on vacation or just likes to compose haikus. Enter as often as you like*. The contest closes at 11:59 P.M. on May 22nd, Magical Bamboo Forest Time naturally. Whichever one makes Lady Friend laugh/groan the loudest will be our winner!
* I moderate comments in order to catch out people selling dating services and Pills To Increase Manhood, so do not worry if you submit and it does not appear. I will okay them when I’m online throughout the week.