Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's Like a Query Haiku

Blog contests are my crack. I cannot deny this. And wouldn't you know it, Colleen Lindsay over at The Swivet is having just such a contest, the object being to write a query in 140 characters or less. That's 140 characters, not 140 words. It's kind of like writing a query haiku.

Since I just pestered queried Colleen about Surviving Matewan, I think I'll try this with another story that's been percolating in my head since the ninth grade (you can submit anything for this contest, the story doesn't have to be finished or even an actual story). It's a sci-fi comedy called Reality in Exile that I'd like to one day turn into a graphic novel. Fun fact: It started out as a fanfic parody of Twin Peaks, and slowly, bit by bit, it's evolved into something completely different and excessively silly.

Let me work on it and I'll post the results!

Here's what I came up with:

Genius Bubba Einstein invents superweapon, drawing Earth into galactic war. Bubba, a biker chick and a pizza delivery girl must save world.

Told you it was silly.


  1. I'm pretty sure that anything that ever, in any way, shape, or form related to Twin Peaks fanfic parody has to be pretty awesome. Bonus points if the superweapon involves pizza.

  2. Thanks. Unfortunately, the superweapon does not involve pizza. And the only traces of Twin Peaks that's left in the story is that the evil Galactic Emperor's name is Bob and the shapeshifter assassins that work for him sometimes turn into owls ("the owls are not what they seem").