Sanity or Patience: choose one.

Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Monday, July 20

It's UP!!

It took an extra day to get there, but my short story is up on our local paper's website. I won honorable mention in the 13th annual poetry & short story contest held by Dayton Daily News. If anyone would like to read it, you can find it here: http://bit.ly/GFHzA In case you're thinking you don't want to read it, I will not be offended, but let me tell you my grandmother LOVED it. (She's the one that calls me sugar lump and lets me sit on her lap). If that doesn't convince you that I'm brilliant, well... maybe you're the one who's brilliant.

Thank you all for your fabulous comments from Saturday's post. I'm not a professional, but this contest is a big deal for me. I appreciate everyone's support.

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

Really, really good. It started so sweet that I had no idea where it was going, but you definitely pulled the reader in and kept them there. Good job.

the ungourmet said...

I have your story sitting on my computer so I can read it as soon as I have a few minutes today.

Congrats on getting it published. That's quite exciting! :0)

Kathy B! said...

This is fantastic! Congratulations, RAS! I really enjoyed it. I didn't realize you were so talented. I thought you were mostly just witty and funny, but this too?!

wow.

Paige Lacey said...

Congrats on your story! It's a great read... :o)

Suzi said...

Nice! You really sucked me in. But that was the point right? Had no idea where it was going either. What a surprise. Great story and congratulations on getting published!

Corinne said...

I just read it!! I loved it :) Congratulations!

wendy said...

Really great!! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Michelle said...

Yay, to you! Congrats. You've really done a great job :)

Kerri said...

Wow, that's soem talent! I was interested from the start. Good job! And congratulations.

Call Me Cate said...

Congrats! I enjoyed reading it.

carma said...

Yay! If Grandma of Sugar Lump loved it, the story is a must read in my book :D off to read now

carma said...

fantastic story. Loved that you were able to get such character development in a story of that length. Well done :D

Snarky A. said...

You, my dear, is absolutely brilliant! I loved it!!!! Congratulations! You so deserve it!

Much love,

Snarky A. said...

Ehhem... That would be you ARE absolutely brilliant. Please excuse my English-as-a-second-language moment :)

Debbie said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful honor and a great story. You should be very proud.

Melissa B. said...

Congrats to you! As a high school English teacher, I'm bursting with pride...good for you!

H F W said...

Great story! I really enjoyed reading it, and I'm glad you were recognized for the wonderful work you've done. The English teacher in me wants to praise you in literary terminology, but I will hold back for the sake of, well, everyone. :)

Julia said...

Well done woman!! That's a nice bit of write'n. You have to imagine me saying that in a southern accent or something like that...