'Worst Storyline Contest' Winners Announced - Writer's Digest

'Worst Storyline Contest' Winners Announced

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The (third) "Worst Storyline Ever" Contest is
now closed and judged. Thank you to all who entered. Here are the winners!

"Worst Storyline Ever"

Contest


GRAND-PRIZE WINNER

"When a pack of dingos refuse to eat her baby,
psychotic woman Helen Grinkel turns the tables by eating one of their
pups, sparking a dingo-human war which in turn destroys the entire
Australian EcoTourism market."

- Pete Aldin

TWO RUNNERS-UP

"A group of elderly superheroes living in an old folks home decide to rekindle their crime-fighting careers by policing the hallways at night, but miscommunications due to slipping dentures, hearing aid malfunctions, and failing eyesight result in blunders that have them karate-chopping each other instead, allowing the villains to escape with the resident's pre-packaged cafeteria meals."

- Linda Hofke

"After losing her title at the International Envelope Sealing Championships, Pearl Tuck is determined to train her way back to the top, no matter how many popsicles and stamps she has to lick along the way, until a tragic incident with a frozen lamp post threatens her taste for victory."

- Steve Forti

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