Loser

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 . . .

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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.

sunrise 11-30-17 +

18 thoughts on “Loser”

  1. I love reading your blog… always makes me smile. This one especially as it reminded me of a time when I entered a photography competition. I paid $25 perhaps a little more, can’t remember now.. and waited with baited breath…. nothing, nada! Reading your post made me smile, especially when you did the math and yes, someone made a lot of money with the writing competition and the also with the photographic competition I entered way back when. The good thing that comes from all of this is that we put ourselves out there. We believe in ourselves and that makes us worthy of our writing, our art, our photography. We all have that little something to give that bring a smile, a little happiness, thought provoking moments and so on.

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    1. Thank you! Right there with you. You are quite correct. And I love your writing and photography. Won me over a long time ago 🙂 I’ll be posting my “reject” in a couple of days – it’s called My Granddad’s Watch – true story and I think you’ll like it 🙂

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