Some say the world shall end in fire.
They are right, of course. Those who propose ice are climate-change deniers.
The fires in Washington State blew such horrendous smoke into the hamlet where I live that I had to vacate the “Cow” in search of clean air–found in Southern California!–whodathunk!
So, I was off-grid for a while, and just returned last night. I am now in ketchup mode, a roll I don’t relish because I am always told that condumints are tasteless.
So, a belated congratulations to Tiffany (who I surprised by showing up at her book launch) and to Mike Stang, who waited for 28 contests before winning his first, and now has the distinction, along with our favorite cowboy Gary Clark, of winning twice–this time being the run-away winner for our Beneath the Surface contest. (Shouldn’t say this, but it wasn’t even close)
Congratulations also to Afrose Ahmed, who won the raffle to have Billy Holder create a video promoting his own book . You will recall, everyone who contributed by August 29th to Kristy Webster’s on-going gofundme campaign was eligible to win–and the winner was Ahmed.
What few people know is that our own Billy Holder started the fires at Burning Man, in Nevada, but our arsonist will return shortly, and commence work on a video to promote Afrose’s book.
Please, if you have not yet donated to see one of our own get the break that she deserves and that every writer hopes for, please do so now. To meet deadlines for up coming literary contests, we are going ahead with publishing Kristy Webster’sThe Gift of and Imaginary Girl,even though we are under-funded to make our expenses. Everyone who donates, no matter how small the amount, will get Kristy’s personalized signature on a copy of their own, sent to them from Port Haddock, Washington.
Next contest will be announced soon. Prompt and parameters still a work in progress, but I can tell you this: Entrants will be assigned a pseudonym, so you may not know who they are (though some have styles that will be easily recognized by our regular visitors). This anonymity allows allow those who DO have a known style to experiment and write something different.
Gotta go.. So many people to embarrass today, and so little time!