Brad Watson, Vice President of Saturday Writers had this to say about Make My Day: “Congratulations, you won 1st place in the Saturday Writers’ ‘Sounds of Writing’ contest.” He included this note from the contest judge: ‘The voice was strong, the pacing excellent and the character spot on. I loved it.” I’m most pleased to let you know that this story was included in the 2016 contest anthology and that anthology is now available on Amazon. Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Sense-ably-Anthology-Saturday-Writers/dp/1541298888/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486005662&sr=1-1&keywords=saturday+writers+anthology
I like to speculate on what might be just around the corner. I did so in my story “Make My Day” and the Saturday Writers fiction contest judges found my speculations (an app for your smart phone that offers classic movie lines?) interesting enough to award it first place in this year’s competition. You’ll have to wait until November or so for the story to be published, but my interview in the Saturday Writers newsletter is here: http://www.saturdaywriters.org/newsletter.html
Photo by Jon Walton
Those of you who enjoy my poetry may find five of my favorites on Verse-Virtual’s September page. Seeing a group of my poems stirs my interest in assembling a book. I’d want to employ a certain photographer, however, and the kid is busy!
Many great story-tellers never write down a word. Ed Mckean’s long ago campfire yarns inspired me to write this story and I thank KBR for publishing it. I hope Ed will like it and that it will call to mind all those big eyes across the fire – Jeremy’s, Jon’s, Patrick’s, Laura’s, Christina’s and Paul’s.
My reminiscence of a childhood walk in the desert with my grandfather was just published on “Dead Snakes” Truly – and somehow appropriate!. Check it out here:
My brother and I used to walk through the high desert east of L.A. with our grandfather when I was nine and Marty was seven. We walked far and had adventures we never shared with our grandmother, but I’ll share one now with you folks. Here’s a link to a poem: http://fictionique.com/?p=19683