(The envelop, please)
As you look at this photo taken by our finalist, do you see something eroded, or something revealed? And does time erode the power of lost relationships, or reveal the power of relationships found, re-discovered? Laura Girardeau answers…
How strange that the most manly love for a woman can emanate from a mere boy. First love, always derided as being inauthentic, a mere infatuation or the first blush of surprising hormones, and the oft repeated lines “You’re much to young to know. It will pass.” Shakespeare knew better, as did the children of the Montagues and Capulets.
Literati! Most (all) of the mistakes I have made and continue to make in life are crass, crude, awkward and alienating. Laura Girardeau, on the other hand, would like to inform us that mistakes can actually be graceful.
Good morning, Literati, from Camelot! (aka the towers that are A Word with You Press in Moscow).
Today we post our final finalist in our contest: Once Upon a Time. We still need a few more judges, because my lease prohibits a dart board hung in these hallucinatory hallways, and a randomly launched dart might be the most equitable way (literary-equality, anyone?) to determine our winner, as the quality of writing in superb with all our entrants, and each style is so diverse. If you would like to be a judge, I will send you a pdf of the five prologues, first and second chapters of our finalists, along with an outline of how to judge each one.
Our winner will be announced by podcast on August 30th at the book launch for Raw Man, to be held in Oceanside at the hacienda of our friend, best selling author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Victor Villaseñor.
In the meantime, her is Laura channeling her inner child, from her work-in-progress “The Secret Place”
(Here is an un-retouched portrait of the editor-in-chief in younger days: Father-figure, anyone? I know…pathetique.) Good morning, and happy Fathering Day from the Towers that are A Word with You Press! Time to post our semi-finalists. If you just dropped in, we are in the belated semi-final stage of our contest: Once Upon a Time. […]
Hello again from the Towers that are A Word with You Press. (Actually, these towers are the Sully Castle on the Loire. Field trip? Anyone?) A word with you about this contest. The purpose of Once Upon a Time, and the reason the editor-in-chief (Moi) and a rotation of volunteers have produced over forty contests […]
(here one of the Satikushes–the guard-cats at The Towers that are A Word with You Press-invites a tummy rub) Literati! Laura Girardeau has an entry into our contest Once upon a Time in which apparently she takes great pride! And well she should. Lions are the king of beasts, and the beasts of kings. Laura’s […]
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! Contest winner Laura Girardeau makes an impromptu stop at The Towers that are A Word with you Press to pick up her bouquet of thorns as part of her prize for winning A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story. In the future, we would like to have a photo of […]
(Lily does not have to bend over backwards for her mother’s approval or love) Hello again from the Towers! How is it that as adults we complicate the simplicity of love? I personally don’t think anyone can define love; we can only list its characteristics. We anticipate joy to be in the presence of one […]