Thanks so much to all who contributed their ingenuity to help a lonely Pink character find love! (Or something like that.) I was speechless at the cleverness of the entries. Well, and from clutching my sides laughing. For those who haven’t read through the entries, I highly recommend it. Warning: your ribs will hurt.
It was a close-run thing, but we did emerge with one clear winner and three runners-up.
Tied for third place are:
Why should the men have all the fun? Seeking lovely ladies of the ton to join an all-female espionage group. Must be beautiful, intelligent, quick-witted, and preferably titled. Bonus if you already have a clever floral nickname ready. We pose as flighty, spoiled women during the day, so must be able to convincingly act like a giggly imbecile on demand. Contact Amy or Henrietta at email@example.com. (Christine)
Older woman seeks much younger man for masque balls, Twelfth Night dinners, and general cavorting. Come join me in my palanquin of love. Wit is a plus. Will not tolerate namby-pamby nonsense. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy W.)
In second place:
Dastardly French spy seeks competent adversary. Current adversaries fall in love, get married, and retire at alarming rates. Seeking English counterpart with no intentions of any of the above. Must enjoy a good game of cat and mouse, lose gracefully, and have abundant determination to try again. Flower named spies given preference. (Erica D.)
And, finally, our winner!
DESPERATELY SEEKING THERAPIST!
Help needed to end silly, “man code” quarrel between best friends. Must be Patient, successful, and capable of keeping flower sized secrets. If you are up for the challenge, please contact Ms. Amy Selwick and Henrietta Dorrington, two wives at their wits’ end. (Emily S.)
Our final winner, randomly chosen from among the judges, is Megan Hirat.
Congrats, all! Thanks so much to all the entrants for so many hours of amusement.