Article by Contributor Don Hart
History of this little exercise is what started as a joke with grandchildren (“I love you better than leaping lizard,” for example) turned in to creative competition with four children trying to outsmart each other on how they loved Grandpa better than the others…what geezer wouldn’t want this going on? We later had to limit the submissions to one noun, one descriptor.
Four Cats Publishing is looking for writers to submit sentences that start with “I love you better than”… They are especially interested in entries from published authors over 15 years old. Details below.
One item that is humorously improbable and lovable with one descriptor, 3-7 words long (the I LOVE YOU BETTER THAN A… list below is a guideline of winning examples). We will accept entries for six months and we’ll give a monthly prize (usually a book from Four Cats inventory). Entries can be sent to Don Hart’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Colleen Green’s email: email@example.com.
The list contains examples of what my grandchildren completed for my own little competition exercise. I thought those on the list were good enough to publish. New entries may be published by The Wright Writers of Dayton on this website or http://www.fourcatspublishing.com with author attribution.
I LOVE YOU BETTER THAN…
A chocolate chip cookie
A 10 lb. hamburger
A blue-eyed goldfish
A zebra with green stripes
A pepperoni and banana pizza
My own polka dotted airplane
A mash potato sandwich
Two birthdays in one week
A monkey named Melvin
A lion named Larry
A green and red pony
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