Got a funny Thanksgiving story? Did you burn the turkey? Serve it still frozen? Perhaps your spouse invited a few friends home for dinner without asking first. Did Uncle Bob have one too many bourbons?
Tell us the tale of your worst Thanksgiving. The author of the funniest essay will win Thanksgiving dinner and a night's accommodations for up to 10 people at Floyd Manor Inn, an 1886 mansion that's been restored as country inn in Blackville, S.C.
The second-place essay will win $100; third place will win $50. Winning essays will be printed in the newspaper on Thanksgiving Day.
You must be 18 or older to enter. This is not a fiction-writing contest. Stories must be true and verifiable.
Send your essay to My Worst Thanksgiving, Features Department, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30901 or e-mail to email@example.com.
The deadline for entries is Monday, Nov. 9. Winners will be notified by phone Wednesday, Nov. 11. Please include your name, address and telephone number. For information about the contest, call 823-3348 or 823-3443.