1.25.2006

Guided By Voices Fan Fiction Contest

So this was my entry -- I can't find out who won, but I'm guessing I have lost yet again. The last thing I won was a chocolate Easter bunny at the church Easter egg hunt when I was 6. It was hollow. If losing this contest doesn't prove that an Iowa MFA and $1 will get you a cup of coffee, I don't know what does.

My entry (almost all of the phrases are GBV song titles):

Near Huffman Prairie Flying Field, in the House of Queen Charles Augustus, the exploratory rat fink committee tested their fresh threats, salad shooters, and zip guns everyday on glad girls, dusty bushworms, a dungeon of drunks, and even Bozo the fucking clown -- eventually, Little Jimmy the Giant was the last punk standing, alone, stinking and unafraid, in his burning flag birthday suit and glass boots, growling "Hey, Baby, if you think it's easy, like I do, what about it?"

7 comments:

Brando said...

El Gordo, I couldn't think of anything so I sadly didn't enter, but I think if you set this to lo-fi British Invasion music, you'd have your own complete GBV song.

Charlemagne said...

El Gordo- Slap a title on it and you have yourself a prose poem--a pretty good one at that.

SER said...

You have my vote, EGdA!

professorX2 said...

Nice...but where are King Shit and the Golden Boys?

El Gordo de Amore said...

Goddamn it! Why didn't I think of that one?

Because God hates me, that's why.

Grendel said...

By the way, Steven Soderbergh's new movie, "Bubble," is playing the Bijou now through next Wednesday. Film score by Robert Pollard.

ian said...

Reading your story, El Gordo, I think there might be a groundbreaking dissertation in comparing Robert Pollard's lyrics to the fiction of Donald Barthelme.