As part of Rachel Harrie's Writer's Crusade, which I blogged about recently, we are occasionally issued challenges. I have been busy at my conference, but with only one (of three) presentations left to do, I thought I'd stop and give it a go.
The rules call for no more than 300 words in any format (emphasis mine) that include a secret, a lie, a quirk, an annoying habit, my best character trait, and my favorite thing. To make it more challenging, we must include the words bloviate, fuliguline, rabbit, and blade. What follows is my response in 162 words:
One of my strongest character traits is a willingness to stretch the boundaries, so I am going to take the in any format literally, and write my response in code. LotusScript actually.
I should caution the reader that there is a falsehood embedded in the code, a sad fact but a requirement of the challenge. Tomorrow, I will reveal what it is, but feel free to guess.
Even if you are not a programmer, take a look at the code. I think you will find it makes a weird sort of sense. I assure you, it not only compiles, but the output even makes sense. I will show the output tomorrow as well.