by Jane Turley
Now that you’re all familiar with Monster Mash and the concept of mashing, it’s time for a competition to see just how good you folks are at being downright silly!
The competition is simple - all you have to do is produce a short piece of writing of no more than 500 words which mixes two literary styles with the objective of getting the view team in stitches. You don’t have to mash a classic literary novel and you don’t have to use monsters – you can mash any genres in whatever way you please! In fact, why not write your piece from scratch and make your own unique Mash. You could mix a romance with a formal report, an action thriller with a fairy tale or a graphic novel with a weapons manual. Here are some titles to help you start thinking creatively;
Withering Genitals by Emily Bronte and Dr. C. Littlejohn. (A doctor called to treat a depressive woman finds more than he bargained for.)
Snow White and the Seven Axe Murderers by The Brothers Kray. (Fairytale princess and vicious henchmen wreck havoc on castle of the wicked witch in quest for quality Golden Delicious apples.)
The Adventures of Tintin and the M2A1-7 Flamethrower by A. Nutter.
(Small Belgian boy seeks revenge for German Invasion.)
The Rise and Fall of the Third Soufflé by W. Shirer and G. Ramsey.
(Historical account of an ambitious chef who, aided by his deadly blender, strives to achieve total world domination and an extra Michelin star. )
Ten Little Ideas by Agatha Christie. (Authorised biography of George Bush Snr.)
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. (Unauthorised biography of George Bush Jnr.)
The Curious Incident of Gordon Brown in the Gent’s Toilets. (Conservative party manifesto.)
1001 Names for your Baby by Rumpelstiltskin. (Self explanatory)
Little Lord Tommy by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Mr. T. Cruise. (Pocket size edition.) Semi- autobiographical account of the life and times of a boy whose breeches were too big.
I hope your brain cells are now ticking over because we will be looking for top class stupidity in this competition! The closing date is the 23 September and the winning entry will be published here on the view from here as well as receiving one of our stylish coffee mugs and copies of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Send your entries to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, please make sure you avoid any copyright issues but, above all, make us laugh out loud!
Good luck everyone!