1st Prize – Lovelyn of Nebulous Mooch
The winning entries are below, and you can check out all entries in comments of the original contest post.
I Sold My Soul by Lovelyn
Don’t tell anyone I told you this, but I sold my soul to the devil to be able to cook. Yeah, that probably wasn’t the best exchange. First of all, I wasn’t specific enough. I wanted to be a world class chef with my own show on the Food Network. I don’t know if you’ve watched the Food Network lately, but I’m not on it.
Instead of magically knowing how to make perfect French sauces and rich desserts, I’m the casserole queen of my block. I can mix a can of soup, veggies and chicken in an oven-safe glass dish, stick it in the oven, and get perfect results every time. I don’t even like casseroles, but now I’m stuck bringing covered dishes to pot lucks and PTA meetings.
People eat my casseroles and ask me what the secret is for making them so perfectly every time. I simply shrug and wonder if I’ll still be making casseroles in Hell.
I obviously wasn’t thinking straight when I made the deal, but you know how the Devil is. Once you sign on the dotted line there’s no getting out. I wonder if Hell will be as hot as my kitchen is now that the oven is always on.
Untitled Entry by John “Cork” Corcoran
It was a dark and stormy night when I busted my sole while busting a move to “Soul Man” at a Seoul Hilton Karaoke night.
“What do you think of that as my lead sentence?” I asked Vincenta Faborgini, my hard working agent and confidante.
“In a word? ‘Overkill’,” she said, taking a drag of her Pall Mall.
“You can’t be a smoker,” I replied. “They won’t allow smokers in a winning Essay.” [Read more...]