Monday, January 3, 2011

Literary Idol Challenge: Topsy Turvy

Twelfth Night is three days away. If we lived a few hundred years ago (and myabe on a different continent) we would raid the lord's house and take over his household for the night or march through the streets of London with a procession honoring a choir boy chosen to be bishop untill sunrise. Alas, such rituals are no more. I shall have to make due with a Twelfth Day Cake and bowl of Bishop's Cup. However, in honor of the more extreme mode of celebrating this already too seldom celebrated holiday, my first challenge for you this year is to write a story in which everything is turned on its head.

Construct 250-1,000 words around a premise that hinges on a status quo being obliterated.

Reversal of roles is certainly a fun way to do this but it could be anything. An object that is typically reguared as unimportant is suddenly in major demand and worth millions. Your protagonist wakes up one day to find the sky beneath his feet and the earth hovering over his head. Create a society in which criminals make the laws. Have fun with it, use any genre and be as outlandish as you want.

Send your entry to:

and come back January 17th to vote on your favorit entry.

(for complete rules to Literary Idol go HERE) or scroll down.

Happy twelfth Night! I can't wait to see what you come up with.


  1. What a great concept! I just sent you my submission. :) Happy 12th night and I hope you get the bean!

  2. Thank you! I'm excited to read it. Make sure you come back to vote.

  3. Thank You! I'm hoping to get as many participants as possible so it will be competitive.