Congrats to my friend Mark Polanzak, who won the 2010 Pint and Pen Contest. The contest rules:
Type up (and print out if you must) a story that includes the words PINT, PEN, BUKOWSKI and HARPOON. Entries must be typed, in reverence to the brilliant Charles Bukowski. The word count must be between 500 and 750 words.
Read Mark's kick-ass story here. On a personal note, Bukowski is one of those famous authors who I've somehow never read.