(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...
All the sensuality of romantic love in these intimate revelations, here. And no morning-after regrets!
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"