Thursday, March 15, 2007

And we have a winner!

Wow, you guys are good. Lots of excellent entries and that made it especially hard for the committee. Of course the cats quickly lost interest because none of the stories mentioned birds or cat treats or any of their favorite things. But the people (me & John) agreed which was cool. We are running a little late because we were watching the end of the Xavier game, where my Alma mater (a slight under dog) beat BYU. Woo hoo!!! That is the good news; the bad news is they now face Ohio State on Saturday where they will be a hee-yuge under dog.

Enough basketball talk. Without further ado, let's get to the winner! Drum roll please.......

Izabella, for the following story:

Sleeping on Snow
She fled with just her dress and stockings, snow clinging to the bottom of her dress like weights. The life she knew was gone~

This story is so evocative, I especially love the description "snow clinging to the bottom of her dress."

Izabella, please email me with your snail mail address and I will mail your prize, one of my giclee prints. If you would like to go on over to my website, you can even pick which one you prefer!
Look under the Repro section of my website to make your selection.

One we also liked a lot was submitted by my pal Shari Beaubien:

The crowd parts. Our eyes meet. suspicions confirmed. He drops her hand, apology on his face. BITCH! I turn my back. It's over.

And I would like to recognize 2 terrific entries that seemed more "poetry" like to me. But I enjoyed them so much I want to share.

"In the Dark" by Beth
She was a dreamer
a dancer
have you seen her
she's on her toes
for her heart
to beat again

and Kim, a friend of Beth's who probably did a poem because Beth posted that it was a poetry contest, hahahahaha. You know I'm just teasing you Beth!! Here is Kim's entry:
"eyes wide shut"
a child is born
but taken away..
a girl grows up
but never learns
a woman wonders why
but never finds answers..
eyes wide shut...

Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to write something and submit to my first contest. This was so much fun I will have to do it again sometime.


  1. Thanks for the honorable mention! I enjoyed reading all the submissions you posted. What a fun contest and a creative group! Hugs, Shari

  2. yes, I'm the poet of the group, but I still got mentioned, as did Kim...sorry Kim for leading you down the wrong path.
    But what can you do a poetry contest ??? Although I'd probably screw that up and submit something else.....hee hee
    Anyhow....MB, Kim is going to be at artfest and I know you'd love her to please, if possible, try to connect with each other as I will be living vicariously through both of you during this wonderful trip you'll be on !!!!


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