Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Pat On The Back

I hope you'll allow me to give myself a little pat on the back.  I received an honorable mention for the piece I submitted to this week's Friday Picture Show, on Jen DeSantis' blog.  This was the prompt she offered:

Here is the 100-word piece I submitted:
“So Poppop, shall we read this one tonight?” I show him the cover of The Goblet of Fire when I sit beside his hospital bed. From out of the dark corner of the room, I notice the shadow move toward us.

“That’s too long! The grim reaper’ll get me before the end.”

“Then you’ll just have to tell him to wait, won’t you?” My eyebrow quirks and I smile as the shadow stops its approach. As I read, I watch it recede into the dark corner and disappear.

Not even He can resist the power of the boy who lived.

It was great to wake up to this news this morning.  I enjoyed putting that together, and I tested my muscles with some serious culling of excess words.   Keeping within the 100 word limit is hard!

Check out DeJean Smith and Siobhan Muir's winning pieces here.  Congratulations folks!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jenn! I appreciate your kind visits.

  2. I'm so happy for you. I liked it!!!

    1. Thank you, Marie. I'm glad you liked it. You should really give these little snippets a try. That 100 word limit is really challenging.


Thank you so much for your kind comments.