From Ozma of Oz:
The Princess looked at her more closely.
“Tell me, she resumed, “are you of royal blood?”
“Better than that, ma’am,” said Dorothy. “I came from Kansas.”
I don’t why, but I get tickled every time I read those lines. Anyway, via Alison Kent’s blog, a new writing opportunity: The Brava Novella Contest, which requires only 750 words to enter (a scene, really), though as Alison points out, you better have the whole novella written before you think about submitting. So come on, folks! Get cracking! 25k to 35K words aren’t that much, and you have until August. Heck, that’s only 125 words a day, if you start now. By the time the deadline rolls around, you’ll be good to go.