This week, we started a new series inspired by “Mad Libs.” It occurred to me, two days later, that I never explained to you what “Mad Libs” are. Most of you knew. Some of you, surprisingly, did not.
Here’s how the game is played: I pick an excerpt from a book and remove a handful of random words. Without showing you what the excerpt is, I tell you what kinds of words I need. You give me words, which I then place into the paragraph. Then you read it. If the words are good, it’s funny and we play again.
The book we used for this round is called DREAMWALKER by Angela Wallace.
I really like this fun, fantasy novella, and I think you will too—so much that I am giving away a copy. Everyone who participated in the comments section is eligible to win, unless they specifically opted out.
We assigned every commenter a number, in the order that they posted. Random.org gave us our winner… (drum roll)…
…M. Shane McNally!
Congratulations, M. Shane! Check your email because I need to know if you would like a Nook or Kindle version of DREAMWALKER.
Onto the game! The words you submitted were:
And I plugged them into the story, just so. Enjoy!
Nice work on this, everyone! The first post is now the most commented post on my blog. Yep. It even beat The Relic. Never thought I’d see that. All in all, I think this “Lib” came out rather well—and now that we’ve done our first one, I know what to do differently. Next time I’ll ask for more specific “fun” words, like animals, body parts, and the like.
Also, since “Mad Libs” are a trademark, we’re going to need to come up with our own name. You guys may have to help me out with that one. Give me some substitutes for “mad” and “libs” and we can cobble something together.
EDIT: It was brought to my attention that I accidentally omitted the action word “slaughter.” For that reason, I will use that word in our next “Lib” and Lark Midstone (clearly a code name – whoever could he be? LOL) can also submit a second word. Sorry about that.
After Lexa’s comrade died saving her life, she retired from the special forces and retreated to a sanctuary in the mountains. A year later, war is brewing with the neighboring country, and Lexa discovers a threat even the army can’t stand against–a dream assassin. As the only other dreamwalker in known existence, Lexa returns to the capital of Artasia and her old post to protect her country’s leaders. But is the cocky, mysterious dreamwalker who seems to be stalking her the true mastermind? Or is something even more sinister threatening not just Artasia, but the dreamscape as well? As Lexa fights to protect those she loves, she discovers a power that can transcend worlds, and a destiny she never could have imagined.
Readers keep turning the pages for “intrigue,” “romance,” and more of Lexa and Dirk “trying to beat the crap out of each other.”
Thanks for playing everyone!
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