The only rules
I gave them were:
they had to
use the actual word, or a derivative of it - couldn't just imply
the word or allude to it
Both Frank and
Nat used all the words (that I could tell) and used them right. Both
had spelling and/or grammar mistakes, but that was to be expected.
Were their stories easy enough to read? Yes. However...
Neither one was as good as I was expecting. Maybe I have too high
of standards (though for anyone who's read "Hands of the Hammer" you'll
know that's not true lol). Maybe I was just too tired when I read
the stories last night. So, I read them again (twice!) this morning.
While I'd like to declare it a draw, I just can't. So, on the main
basis that the title made me laugh and the ending left me frustrated,
I declare Father Ignatius the winner of this bout. That doesn't mean
that Frank is the loser. On the contrary, I like the Norse gods angle
he took with his story, thought it was creative and urge everyone
to read it. In this case, I just liked Nat's better.