I found out yesterday that I did not win in a writing contest I had entered. So, I guess that makes me a loser – LOL!
There were 2700 entries though, and the entry fee was $25. The journal raked in $67,500 and only paid out a $5000 prize. Clearly, they were the winners.
But I’ll look at this as being their loss. I thought I had submitted a great story and since I no long have to worry about publication rights, I’ll be posting that story here on my blog 🙂
And it’s a true story too.
When I relayed the history of what happened to one of the parties involved he appropriately said, “Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.”
This story kind of flows sequentially with the multi-chapter story I’ve been writing called, very unoriginally, “A Story.” And I might break this one up into two chapters since it’s about 2600 words.
First, I must complete Chapter 5. My apologies for not getting it together sooner, but soon, I promise.
Yes, what will happen to Mike and me in our drug-crazed frenzy? 🙂
Until then, I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with many happy surprises. I have to get out for a bit today. Helios is back and nature is calling . . .
Photo: The beautiful sunrise is marred by the damn telephone poles and wires – making it a loser of a pic 🙂 Just kidding. It is a beautiful sunrise to a beautiful day, fitting with my post’s theme. While my story and this photo didn’t win any contests, they are still winners as far as I’m concerned. Here is a pic of that same time just prior to the sun breaking though.