Here it is! The moment you have been waiting for! It is time once again for…
A WIN A DOODLE CONTEST!
IF YOU WIN, I WILL DRAW WHATEVER YOU WANT!
Don’t believe me? I have proof.
Past winners have asked for a Caffeine Gnome…
…a Protective Great Dane…
…a Yoga Practitioner Petting an Angel Dog…
…a Larcenous Cow…
…and a Raven Shapeshifter (whatever that is).
Also a gang of unseemly hooligans forced me to draw this guy:
So yes, I will draw whatever you want.
Well, I do have one exception; I will draw whatever you want provided that what you want is not pervy. I am a children’s book author, bucko, so take your dirty, filthy business someplace else!
HOW TO WIN
The winning name will be drawn at random. The draw-er is this guy.
HOW TO ENTER
To get your name in the drawing, leave a list of five words in the comments section below. They can be any words at all, but – and this is important – the words cannot be completely random. Each word must be connected to you in some way.
For example, here are my five words:
Chip ‘n’ Putt
Here is how these five words are connected to me:
Capybara: The world largest rodent. Petting one is on my bucket list.
Bert: My favorite Muppet. If Bert was real, I am convinced he and I would be best friends.
Skipping: When I was in elementary school, my gym teacher called my mom to tell her some bad news: I was unable to skip. Mom’s reply: “Should I care?”
Juneau: Ellen and I went to Alaska on our honeymoon. We should’ve gone somewhere else.
Chip ‘n’ Putt: When I was unemployed in my 20s (which was distressingly often) I would round up my other unemployed friends and play rounds at the mini golf course.
See what I mean? The connection between you and the words doesn’t need to be deep or profound, it just needs to exist.
So give me five words for a chance to win!
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING
Want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor? Fiiine. I’ll add two more ballots if you announce this contest on your blog and link back to this page. That’s three chances to win!
Don’t have a blog? No problem. I’ll give you one extra ballot if you announce this contest on your Facebook page or Twitter feed. (Be sure to post links in the comments.)
As I mentioned, the winner of the drawing will get a custom made, one-of-a-kind, Mike Allegra doodle suitable for framing! Woo!
But the winner will also get something else:
An original, one-of-a-kind, Mike Allegra-penned story! This story will contain all five of the words you supplied to enter this contest. I can’t promise you a good story, but I will do my best.
So do me a favor and choose fun words, OK?
Your entry is due on or before Tuesday, April 5. The winner of the drawing will be announced on Wednesday, April 6.
That’s it! Give me five words and get going!