30 Minus 2 Days Of Writing

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This is me and CheesyMike. Ok, ok. It’s not really me.

So, it seems you really do meet the craziest people on the Internet. We have had several takers for our Second First Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing. Some have participated before, some are fresh meat newbies. All of them are pretty much drunk or off their meds. Or drunk and off their meds. Or maybe that’s just us. In any case, we love them all like they were our very own.

For those of you who are new here, I offer this short summary of the cast of characters here at WWFC in order to avoid any confusion. My name is Nicky and I am a girl. My co-blogger CheesyMike is a guy and we have been friends for more than 25 years.

Without further ado, here’s what we’ve all signed up for:

30 Minus 2 Days of Writing

On February 1st, the challenge will begin. On February 28th, the challenge will end.

Because I would be the first one to break them, there are  NO RULES. What does that mean? Well it means:

  • There’s no minimum or maximum word limit. You can write five, 500 or 5,000 words. But please don’t write 5,000 words.
  • You determine the writing style of each post. Poems, essays, anecdotes, articles, fact, fiction, knock-knock jokes, drunken ramblings, porn… all of these are acceptable.
  • While this is a writing challenge, re-posting an older post on occasion is permitted – providing it’s in keeping with the prompt.
  • There is no specific time to post. I’ll be scheduling my posts for 8 o’clock in the morning, Montreal time, and you will find a linky-thing at the end of my post where you can link up.
  • You do NOT have to post every single day. Life happens and sometimes it takes a couple of days until you sober up. Trust me, we understand. Hell, CheesyMike only managed a piddly 15 posts last time around. The wuss.
  • Again, this is a creative writing challenge. The prompts are guidelines and do not have to be strictly adhered to. If the prompt is “Nicky is to be revered” and you use “Nicky should be worshiped as the Supreme Goddess of everything, everywhere.”, that is perfectly acceptable.

Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, here are the themes:

  1. Cheesy
  2. Hold on
  3. And the next thing I knew
  4. Friendship
  5. You better put out
  6. Haven
  7. Texting
  8. French
  9. 15 minutes
  10. The mayor
  11. Road trip
  12. The day I met Abraham Lincoln
  13. Unintended
  14. Where can I get a good blintz?
  15. Or else
  16. Music
  17. Whatever, dude
  18. Home at last
  19. Little things
  20. The other shoe
  21. Last train
  22. Compulsively
  23. Absurd
  24. Confucius
  25. Fact or Fiction
  26. Deal with it
  27. And that’s why I got drunk
  28. Is that all

Now remember, this is a challenge, not a competition. (This is soooo a competition). It’s not like there’s a judge who rates each post and subsequently awards a score based on form, level of difficulty and artistic interpretation. (I am soooo rating every post) There’s absolutely no need to trash talk or mock fellow participants. You are not awarded extra points for issuing the ultimate burn in the other bloggers’ comment sections. (Go for it!) Really.

The last time we did this challenge, we surprised the participants at the end with prizes. I’m sorry to say, this time, there will be no surprises. That’s right, this time we’re letting you know upfront that we will be giving away prizes once this exercise in insanity is over. We’ll be picking names at random and offering the following:

  • Our 3rd place prize – an autographed picture of the back of CheesyMike’s head. Just so you know, it’s already autographed and made out to some guy named Fred.
  • Our 2nd place prize – an open bag of Finnish candy called salmiakki that is basically made of recycled tires marinated in salt and then seasoned with salt and, finally, brushed with a dusting of salt.
  • And our 1st place prize – a slightly used can of EasyCheese that CheesyMike and I reviewed back in July 2010. Rest assured, according to the label, it won’t kill you for another 13 years.

So, there you have it. Feel free to spread the word. The more, the crazier!


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