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Sunday, 21 November 2010

In a dark mood?

Perhaps you're bored with Christmas already (everything gets earlier every year - it's a fact - including the fed-up-ratio); perhaps the boiler has broken or you've just remembered that Monday follows Sunday...but if you are in the right frame of mind you might just be able to come up with a cracking name for a Christmas Serial Killer. 
If so email author Richard Jay Parker before December 10th at richard@richardjayparker.coand you could win a copy of his debut crime novel Stop Me. I haven't read it but it's been well reviewed and is up for some major awards. Below is his  killer opening (I know, I know but I couldn't resist)  And if you are really in a dark mood Parker's website lets you send a similar email to all your friends which is one way of cutting down on the number of presents you have to buy. (click on the title of this post to find out more)

On Monday February 5th
johnnya@apex.com received an email:
howdy doody
on vacation
slim, attractive, dreadlocked babe with a fun sticky-out bellybutton, likes rabbit fur
forward this email to ten friends
each of those friends must forward it to ten friends

maybe one of those friends of friends of friends will be one of my friends
if this email ends up in my inbox within a week I won’t slit the bitch’s throat
can you afford not to send this on to ten friends? 
                      Vacation Killer

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