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Weekend Assignment: Super Bowl Short Stories

Okay, I will admit it, I did NOT watch the Super Bowl. This is because a) I don’t like football, and b) I had the good fortune to marry a man who doesn’t much care about it one way or the other. So this past weekend at my house we did the Un-Super Bowl.  That means we set the DVR up to record the game, then about halfway in, fast-forwarded through so we could watch THE COMMERCIALS. Oh, and the halftime show. Occasionally, my husband, who came pre-programmed with the instinct to zip through the commercials, zipped right past the very things we were there to watch.

Many of the commercials just didn’t do it for me this year. They were okay, I guess, but the ones that really resonated, the ones my husband and I chuckled over or talked about the most all had one thing in common. They told a story. Granted, they were very SHORT stories, but all told a tale.

Your mission this week is to take a product (or make one up) and write an ad telling a very short story (think 100 words or less) to promote it. If you missed the Super Bowl commercials, or just need a refresher of how these ads pull off a tale in a limited amount of time, you can view them here on hulu.com

The Show and Tell Challenge

Step right up and take the B&B Show and Tell Challenge! Here’s how: simply write your response to this assignment, post it on your blog, then come back and leave a link to your post in the comments. It’s that simple!

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