Zany Zoe and the Ballistics of Bananas

Zoe looked from the archive to the nominations form and back again. "Darn."
"Something wrong?" Compassion asked.
"Two drabbles," Zoe said. "How can I compete with Mistess Mel and Psycho Nyssa with that?"
She pointed toward the bar. "It's his fault!"
The indicated author gagged on his Mister Paprika. "Huh?"
Zoe pouted. "I wanted to be best character this year."
"Umm, I'm sorry?"
Zoe grinned and grabbed a pie. "Apology accepted. Catch!"
The author tried to duck, but the pie hit with such force that he was lifted over the bar and into a neon sign, which promptly exploded.