Over Valentine’s Day, I was terribly amused by this article in the New York Times, featuring personal ads from the nineteenth century.
There was some discussion over on Facebook about what a Pink Carnation personal ad might look like. Elizabeth Willse, journalist extraordinaire, suggested: Horticulture enthusiast seeks same for dances, lemonade, witty banter, a spot of espionage, leaving notes on pillows, and taunting the French?
So here’s your challenge: to create the perfect Pink personal ad. It can be from any character in any of the Pink books, for any purpose: romantic, professional, horticultural.
The first round of the contest will close next Monday, March 1. Once all the entries are in, we’ll open it up for Round Two: voting for the three best entries. The three winners will receive signed copies of whichever Pink book they most desire.
Let the ads begin!