Literati? What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet; a Thorn, is still a prick! Our contest A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story has come to an end. A rocky road getting through this one, but the same can be said of the …
Literati? What’s in a name?
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet; a Thorn, is still a prick!
Our contest A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story has come to an end.
A rocky road getting through this one, but the same can be said of the relationships that intricate themselves with love. The entire Moscow staff (moi) would like to extend gratitudus extremis to our Judge, Kristine Rose Grant.
Let me tell you just a bit about her.
Kristine ghost writes letters she calls Inspired Heart Letters for those who are experiencing some sort of relationship difficulty. In essence, she is able to bypass a client’s ego, emotional wound, and history or imprint by tapping into their soul or their “higher self” in order to touch the heart of another. Her ghost-written letters are quite formidable and compelling. Although the outcome may not always be what the client ostensibly desires, surely a difference is made and a positive shift takes place. “Words,” according to Kristine,”are like wands. They can destroy or build; damage or heal; bury or resurrect, and when one is able to stay connected in their heart, words can transform any negative emotion to a more blissful outcome.”
(Kristine has just completed a manuscript solicited by a known publisher who is NOT A Word with You Press with a collection of her letters, and the amazing stories of the results they catalyzed for her clients)
“I mention this only to share that with all of the entries, (and I hates to use the word judged), I selected my favorites based upon how they made me feel and whether I resonated with or could appreciate the story, the emotion, or the wisdom behind that which was woven through words within the matrix of each piece.”
Literati, I do hope you will visit my friend of the last ten years on her website, www.kristinerosegrant.com, and friend her on Facebook, www.fb@kristineroseletters. She would love to connect with you. (Alas, many of us would love to connect with her!) And here are her words:
“Thank you for welcoming me into the A Word With You Press fold. All the various entries were impressive if not precious. I would like to acknowledge Judge Katz, for his prodigious “Desinere” piece … no question, he is definitely an old soul and I look forward to reading more of his work. Parisianne, I thank you for cheering everyone on. You were exceptionally gracious, and I always enjoyed your commentaries, not to mention the fervent, colorful, and certainly uncommon storied adventures you gave us. Again, words cannot express how delightful this was to be part of this entertainment. Thanks again for including me in the fun.
Alrighty then, drum roll please … let the Thorns & Roses contestants give a big round of applause for:
Third Place: The Boys of Fate by Tara Hoger
I thoroughly enjoyed the cadence, the emotional resonance, the human connection offered through the identity; such strength and swagger … quite powerful!
Second Place: Sirena Gorda by Elijah Fang
I was simply captivated. I loved the imagery; mysticism, and mystery of the sea. I could taste the salt water in my mouth…a fabulous journey beneath the sea.
And of course (but you already skipped by all this to find out!)
First Place: The Golden Cord by Laura Girardeau
This piece definitely sang to me … beautifully woven and written, and with a letter motif … can’t top that! How appropriate that the winner of a contest about love letters won with an entry about letters themselves.
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In the meantime, Tara, Elijah, and Laura: send me your address so that your prizes can be sent to you. Laura has won a dozen long stemmed thorns with roses attached, and any three books from our library, and the services of Kristine Rose Grant. Elijah has won a gift card to Sees Candy and any two books, and Tara has won a gift card for Sees Candy and any book from our library. (Our store is still under construction, but we will send you the links to the books and let you choose.)
Congratulations to our winners. ’tis true: All you need is love.