That said, I have to report that the judges loved the concept and enjoyed reading all your entries. I'll start with the honorable mentions first (because I'm evil like that). These are the entries that were chosen by at least one judge.
Bane of Anubis for "Euthanized monkey for sale. Won't bit. Doesn't like children."
Adam Heine for "Our satellites crippled, invasion was only a matter of time."
Christine H for "Shots, surgery and six months later, Snoopy gleefully strays again."
robert l'oiseau for "Even in his great agony, he mustered up a laugh." and "They came, they saw, they conquered. They had cool horns."
The award for funniest contest entry not chosen as a winner goes to Susan R. Mills for "Matt had a contest I couldn't win. I killed him." Three of the judges were amused by it, but didn't pick it to win because they felt it didn't fulfill the contest requirements adequately. I thought it was funny though.
And the winners of the First Free the Princess Ten-Word Novel Contest are ....
Adam Heine for "The aliens took our chickens. Afterward, nothing tasted the same."
fairyhedgehog for "They came in peace. If only we'd known."
Winners: Please email me via the address in my Blogger profile with your mailing address and the title of the book you'd like as your prize.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone for participating. I loved reading all your extremely creative entries, and appreciate the contest pimpery that people undertook to do for me.
Let's do this again next year!
P.S. This marks the 100th post on Free the Princess. Tomorrow we will resume our regularly scheduled programming. (Wait a minute, this thing has scheduled programming? Why didn't I know this before?)