So apparently there’s this newfangled concept I just found out about called “being ethical.” Basically it means I cannot enter a Worst Story contest I am judging because I will be “biased.” Can you believe that malarkey? Think of the time and effort I’d save by winning a prize that’s already in my possession!
Anyway, now that my worst story contest is over and the winner announced, I might as well show you what I would have submitted (title not included in the word count). I hope you think it sucks:
Love Reflected is Love Unaccepted
By Eric J Baker
“Gwendolyne!” Brock proffered feelingly.
“Don’t,” Gwendolyne chirped in response, feelingly. She turned away.
“But… I don’t love you,” he announced, somewhat less feelingly.
She turned. “What?” She was surprised.
“I am in love with Robotman,” he declared with finality. He turned. “It’s true.”
She turned. “But I love Robotman. What shall we do?”
“I don’t know.” They turned.
From a distance, Robotman watched with unnecessarily luminous eyes, unbothered by the sunlight glinting off his chrome. He did not love either of them. He lacked human feeling. He wasn’t even sad about it. Then he activated “Giant Mode” and flew away.