Space Western limerick contest-winners

Nathan sez, " just announced the winners of a Space Western Limerick contest.

The contest was judged by Jane Espenson (Firefly, Battlestar Gallactica), Keith R.A. DeCandido (novelizations for Serenity, Star Trek, etc.), and Gary Trainer (song-writer for the Jet Black Berries 'Sundown in Venus' album, and The Atomic Swindlers)."

There once was a cowboy whose horse,
Had the power to leap with great force,
Into space she would jump,
Then the cowboy would slump,
As he died in the vacuum, of course.
— Larry Hodges

Lament of the Alien Dance Hall Girl

A barmaid from Nerus Omega
once mourned in her sea-swamped bodega,
"If we fishfolk had feet
my life might be complete —
I'd cancan from Rigel to Vega"
— Marcie Lynn Tentchoff