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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: 24 Hours (01/27/11)

TITLE: A Singular Focus
By Timmy Boyle
02/03/11


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10:00 - Countdown has begun. I have one day to submit a unique entry into a writing contest. It’s time to hunker down and focus…after some Wii Fit.

11:00 – Can’t feel my toes. I think I pulled something in my glutes. Stupid Yoga. Gotta go lie down.

12:00 – Wow. An hour long nap wasn’t quite in my plan. Really need to start writing. Is that my stomach growling?

13:00 – Mmmm. I love left over Spaghetti. If I win this contest, I’m going to credit my wife’s amazing meat sauce. Nothing like a happy stomach to get the creative juices flowing.

14:00 – Well that sauce certainly got something flowing. Really should have asked how long it’d been in the fridge. My stomach is still spinning. Gotta go lie down.

15:00

16:00 – Seriously. Does my alarm not work? Now, I really need to get down to business!

17:00 – Picked up an amazing alarm clock. Checking four stores was a little time consuming…but I got a great deal. Naps won’t ever steal my time again.

18:00 – How do you get this thing to stop flashing 00:00? The instructions are written in every language except…English. That reminds me. I’ve got some writing to do. Where’s my pen?

19:00 – Why is it you can never find a pen when you need to? I’ve turned this house upside down. No pen. But…I did find “Batman”. I’ve been wondering where that DVD went.

20:00 -

21:00 – That was awesome! Jack Nicholson’s “Joker” has some classic lines. “Never rub another man’s rhubarb.” “Where does he get those wonderful toys?” “The pen is truly mightier than the sword!”…Shoot. I forgot about the pen…and dinner.

22:00 – There wasn’t a fresh meal in the fridge. I must have tossed 20 Tupperware containers away. I really should start labelling that stuff. Off to McDonalds.

23:00 – So much for Fast Food. There were so many people in line you’d think Happy Meals were the most amazing thing on the planet. Gotta eat quick, ‘cause I’ve got some writing to do.

00:00 – Had no idea I owned so many Happy Meals toys! Garfield, Muppet Babies…and those cool Halloween pails. Digging through my basement was like going on a treasure hunt of cheap 80’s memorabilia. These need to be seen!

1:00

2:00 – Completed my first display case, ever. Apparently, the hammering woke my wife. When she asked, rather angrily, “Why are you still up?!” I told her “Writing”. I wasn’t lying. Off to write.

3:00 – It’s hard to concentrate so late at night…with such cool infomercials on TV. A blanket with sleeves! Ingenious. I’m inspired.

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9:00 – I guess I was tired. Only one hour to go…and I’ve got nothing. A lesser man would feel nervous, but I embrace the challenge.

9:59 – And…“Submit!” It’s a masterpiece!


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Beth LaBuff 02/08/11
LOL! That was quite an interesting 24 hours. I had to laugh at his confidence that he had a masterpiece. :) Very creative.
Sunny Loomis 02/08/11
Laughing. The things that can get us sidetracked. Good job. Thank you.