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« Week #374 - the perfect country & western story »
Date: 10-1-2019
Word Limit: 1600
Words Written: 14,096

Week Archivist: Kaishai

Judges (crits):
*Tyrannosaurus
Antivehicular
Flesnolk



In 1971, a man named Steve Goodman thought he’d written the perfect country & western song. It was called You Never Even Called Me By My Name and it was pretty good. But upon the release of his debut self-titled album, Mr. Goodman was informed that, no, he hadn’t written the perfect country & western song because he hadn’t said anything at all about Mama.

Or trains.

Or trucks.

Or prison.

Or getting drunk.

So he added those elements into one final verse and the rest… well, the rest is music history. This week, you’re gonna follow in Mr. Goodman’s steps and write me the perfect country & western story. It should be pretty easy, I think. You already know the five most important things to include. I can only assume everything else will just fall into place.

Shit. You know what, after you sign up, I’m going to assign you a sixth important thing, too. Just to keep things fun. Giddyup.


10 Total Submissions, 5 Total Failures:
Dishonorable Mention
1
2
Honorable Mention
3
4
5
Honorable Mention
6
7
Winner
8
Honorable Mention
9
Loser
10

Failures who signed up but did not submit: