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Mixtape Writing Contest

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One of my favorite blogs is Matador Senior Editor David Miller’s, which he recently renamed “Operating on Stoke.” One of his new projects is the Mixtape Writing Contest, a weekly contest where people submit writing and a mixtape is made based on the winning entries. And because David’s such a creative guy, he comes up with some pretty cool themes for the contests.

This week he wanted a 3-sentence confession, made by relating a story, conversation or scene and adding a confessional sentence that hints at a deeper story. The 3-sentence confession had to be nonfiction. On a whim I submitted the following:

An old man sits on the park bench, paintbrush poised in hand. Behind him, a dog sprints away from its owner. I have a hard time saying no.

The full disclosure on this is that I don’t necessarily remember having this thought while I watched this scene. It is a thought that I do have often enough however, and it’s usually had at very random times, so I felt like it fit. David picked it as the winner and gave it a wonderful analysis as well as a pretty kick-ass mixtape. Check it out here.

Written by Anna Brones

May 14, 2010 at 08:19

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  1. ‘on a whim’ – i think that’s part of the reason why this seemed so real.

    re: ‘full disclosure’ – sweet.

    David Miller

    May 14, 2010 at 10:33

    • ha. maybe.

      re: full disclosure. good. glad you’re not going to disqualify me. 🙂


      May 14, 2010 at 12:36

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