Announcing the Evil that Cats Do Contest!
It came to me last night as my cat, Marla was busy trying to park her fuzzy butt on my laptop keyboard. Marla is an adorable ball of fur and fury – not her fault, really. We have two cats, Marla and Bootsy. Bootsy was adopted from the ASPCA and Marla was adopted from our own front yard – she was a semi-feral teenage feline when we got her, and she’d so reverted back to the wild that it took a year for her to begin to act like a domesticated housecat – mostly. She’s still a little wild. If you pet her in a way she dislikes, for too long, she may try to bite you.
By the way… I do encourage pet adoption. I also encourage spaying and neutering – Marla wasn’t fixed when we got her, and she’d had a litter when she was only six months old. Do you know how young that is? Stop teen cat pregnancy! Spay your cat today!
Perhaps your cat is not naturally evil like Marla. Perhaps your cat is like Bootsy – an easygoing fellow who seems not to know that the toilet isn’t a feline water faucet, what with the fresh running water and things… sort of like a man-made stream. Whatever the case, to enter to win, you simply take pictures of your cat acting evil – or, use pre-existing ones… and post them on my author page on Facebook, along with some kind of text on the photo or describing the photo, to let us know why the cat in this photo is being evil.
What if you don’t have a cat? Then you will have a lot of extra work cut out for you, I suppose – chasing down neighbors’ cats trying to photograph them, or possibly going out to adopt a cat of your own just for this contest. But if you don’t want to do all that, we will accept any image of a cat that is your original work, so if you want to scrawl a doodle of an evil cat we can also work with that. Just NO reposts of other people’s stuff.
And where do you submit this artwork? Right here!
Don’t forget to “like” my page while you’re there… we are trying to get 300 likes… for SPARTA!
All images to be submitted between December 1 and December 31, 2012.
Final voting on January 1, 2013.
The winner gets an autographed copy of “Things That Go Bump In Your Head”.
“Things That Go Bump In My Head”, a short story collection.
A bit of old fashioned horror… a ghost story… a couple of works on the dark humor side of horror (and they are unabashedly funny), a science-fiction dystopic tale, a few works of psychological horror… even a bit of poetry. Reading “Things That Go Bump In My Head” is like entering a haunted house ride… you never know what you will find around around the corner.