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Excuses, excuses.

Ok, I admit it. I tired of the First Annual Itchy Ankle Writing Contest (with entries welcome on and from Washington DC) before I had completely finished the judging process. I therefore managed to miss my own deadline for announcing … Continue reading

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Those rules again in full

  DC Blogs has tweeted about our little contest and so the rules and the deadline have been slightly adapted to encourage entries from writers in the nation’s capital. Fear not Itchy Ankle entrants–there will now be two prizes. The … Continue reading

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Maryland’s Living Fossil

The First Annual Itchy Ankle Writing Contest is to be judged this evening and I have a full day’s work ahead of me. (Well, I’m actually going sailing–but I’ll get back to it after 8 hours in the sun and a … Continue reading

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Haiku for the Nation’s Capital

No-one knows what was In Washington D.C. then Only what’s there now. Before the Mall and Long before the Monument Did dinosaurs roam? Up on the Hill were There old and gnarly relics With sad too small brains? In the … Continue reading

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Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Potamac Rockcreek Evening. Huge In Swampy Terrain One Rough-skinned Iguana Crawls.  When Any Small High-strung Insect Nears, Gnarly Tongue Obtrudes Noiselessly. Death. Certain. To write your account of Prehistoric Washington DC, check out the rules here

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Entries are flooding in

  A very mystical entry from a modern day Itchy Ankle resident who may have accidentally eaten an ancient hallucenogenic–hard to say. Tucked away in a circle in my little boat, I had a dream:   Somwhere in the times to … Continue reading

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Look to your Laurels: Doris will be hard to beat

The latest entry from Doris Brazil who hopes to scoop all the awards when the winner of the first annual Itchy Ankle Writing Contest is announced tomorrow evening. While I never heard of a volcano in DC, I have to admit … Continue reading

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Doris:Fail Grades in Hist and Geog

Ok, I have already admitted I am more comfortable with A.D. than B.C. and that this is going to make judging the first annual Itchy Ankle writing contest very difficult.  I am pretty sure that Doris Brazil will lose points on … Continue reading

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Excellent Early Entry from Lynn Hughes

Sticky mud, horseshoe crabs, ferns and mosquitoes… twas DC in BC   Take a moment to post your entry for the first annual Blarney Crone writing contest here: the theme DC or Itchy Ankle B.C. This excellent early entry is … Continue reading

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Itchy Ankle’s first annual writing contest

A typo from Doris Brazil in reply to a recent post has sparked an idea for a readers’ contest. She wrote: I’d like to say that “naked men” is what brought me to Washington BC and Itchy Ankle, but it … Continue reading

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