Thank you, Bruce! Congratulations, Mathew!
Welcome to the 38th Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest! This is a special week, because the infamous Bruce Goodman has offered to judge!!!
If you’re new or looking for a brush-up, here‘s a basic outline of what ‘terrible poetry’ means. Ready? Great!
Here are the specifics for this week:
- Topic: Plot twists. Lament about how often stories have them, include a few in your poem, or pull a fast one on us and keep the poem going exactly where we expect.
- Length: Since this is Bruce’s first time, let’s be nice to him and keep the word count under 200.
- Rhyme? Your call. Have fun with it!
- As the #1 rule listed at #4, make it terrible. I want Bruce himself, master of the macabre story twist, to shake his head in disbelief and secretly envy the part of the twisting Roman gutters in which your mind lies.
- Rating? For general audiences, keep things PG-13 or cleaner. Bleep it out if you really need to release a torrent.
****NOTE**** The due date is slightly earlier, so I can get Bruce the list of entrants.
You have till 11:59 p.m. MST next Thursday (August 15) to submit a poem.
Use the form below if you want to be anonymous for a week.
For a more social experience and to ensure we receive it, include your poem or a link to it in the comments.