Gobsmacked, astonished, delighted, and by now probably suicidal

The BBC’s End of Story Contest, in which members of the public were invited to complete short stories written by stories begun by authors like Fay Weldon, Ian Rankin, Alexei Sayle and Sue Townsend, generated 17,000 entries. After a “steady trickle” in the early weeks, the organisers were astonished to discover 50 giant bags of entries the day after the closing date of 31 May, which were followed by a further 100.” (Thanks to Emma for the link.)