Monday, May 24, 2004

one in a million

The deadline for this year's Microstories Project, e-published by Scribble Press, has been extended to June 15:

We invite you to take one statistic from your life and create an essay about it [800 word limit]. Pick any number you want: your cholesterol count, your bowling average, today’s pollen count or air-pollution index, the number of American GIs dead in Iraq, the number of syllables in a haiku, the projected population of Earth in 2015, Ted Williams career batting average, any data point you choose. Just pick one—and only one, please—that speaks to you, that moves you to arrange words into meaning.

If only my eyes didn't glaze over at the mere sight of the word 'statistics'...