January 31, 2018 1:46 pm

As I’ve mentioned before, I like working with wood. And I made this tray on Sunday with left over fence wood. It’s been in my house since the storm, and now I finally know what to do with it. In an effort to increase my readership, I’m having a contest, and the winner gets the tray. It measures 15 1/5″ x 12″. Stained in weathered gray, with black metal handles, with a copper stripe accent. I’ll pay for USPS shipping to the CONTINENTAL US only! Overseas participants, will probably get a $30 Amazon gift card AND the chance to point out their favorite story to send the tray to.

Back in November, one of the blogs I read on a regular basis had a writing contest. I participated, but I didn’t win. It’s ok, I’m not too bummed about it and my story is still pretty ok. Who am I kidding, I hate not winning… But it’s one of those things that I’m working on. Any who, I read all the other stories there and even began following some of the participants. Well, what Exhibit A did was inspire me to have a contest of my own. It’s probably not gonna work, cause I think I have only three followers, but what the hell! If anything else, it’s a beautiful tray!

Here are the rules:

  1. Pick a one of the themes
  2. Write a short story. Between 500 and 2000 words, in any genre you like, as long as it reflects the theme you picked.
  3. If you have a blog, publish it and link it back to me by 11pm, February 28.
  4. If you do not have a blog, send it to me, and I will publish it in my blog. By EST 11pm February 28.
  5. Send over your friends and family to “like” your story (and hopefully read all of them!).

I will read all the stories and basically pick the one that I like the most. But I will be paying attention to the “likes” on each story and keep that number in mind. Here are the topics:

  1. Lost and Rendered
  2. Why can’t I let my demons die?
  3. Old wolf Mother
  4. White Water
  5. Habitually Late
  6. Dressing for the Occasion
  7. Cruise Lunch
  8. Arctic Demons
  9. We are not Snowflakes
  10. Apples, Oranges and Wine
  11. Maps

Depending on the amount of stories, if any, will determine how long it will take to select the winner. I’ll give a deadline after February 28th.

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