The Carrot Ranch’s Rodeo was recently held. There were four different blindly-judged contests. This pedometer geek wrote several of them. This particular one required the writer to use several different words as well as include pirates and game shows all within the 99-word (no more, no less) constraint. Now that the results have been posted, I post it here. This is my entry:
Max, the Heartbreak Kid
Max was known as Heartbreak Kid. Nothing ever seemed to go his way. This was especially true the day his teacher chose him to lead a team in the local television station’s Quiz Bowl.
What could have been an honor wasn’t because he got the misfits: Bodacious Barb, Dumb Dora, and the nose picking Dudley. His team, the Swashbucklers, would probably come in last place and have to walk the plank.
The day of the quiz bowl, he and his teammates wore pirate costumes, and on his shoulder in lieu of a parrot was his pet skunk, Nose Bender.
~Nancy Brady, 2019
See all the winners and honorable mentions for the four prompts at http://www.carrotranch.com under the contest tab.