Saturday, August 26, 2006

At least I'm not operating heavy machinery

In a fit of Nyquil-induced hysteria, I sent in my entry for the Lonely Moon contest. If you want to feel like a better writer, click here. After you've recovered from your laughing fit, be sure to check out some of the other great stories posted there. Flood, Fringes, Scott, Jaye, Jim, Jeff, Rand, Rob, and Mr. Schprock are all setting the bar pretty high. You still have until Tuesday, August 29th so knock back a bottle of Nyquil and get writing, why don't you?

17 Comments:

Blogger TAP said...

1. Hope you're feeling better; and
2. I really enjoyed reading your entry!

Best,
TAP

8/26/2006 3:49 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Funny, without reading your entry, I wrote almost the same thing about "setting the bar high"

Oh, and yeah, yeah, yeah, you said that last time and placed in the contest. So don't start with that bull-loney this time around ok?

That said, I loved your piece. It was real, confrontational, and sprinkled with a bit of moon art. It was good, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if the judges give it some love.

8/26/2006 5:33 PM  
Blogger briliantdonkey said...

As I said over there, GREAT job on that story. You managed to capture the fear children and women in abusive relationships go through in a mere 250 words. My only question/problem with the story is........did you HAVE to go with POT ROAST? lol

Hope you are feeling better really soon.

BD

8/26/2006 6:12 PM  
Anonymous fringes said...

Thanks for sharing the linkage love. I should get around to doing that sometime this weekend. Nice job on your story. Feel better!

8/26/2006 6:16 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you found something you liked in it. And yes, Rob, as I said on the other site, I had to use pot roast. I am one with the pot roast, remember?

8/26/2006 11:13 PM  
Blogger Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

That is a great piece! I felt the moon shining on the child, rounding out the edges of pain.

8/26/2006 11:26 PM  
Blogger briliantdonkey said...

lol you are TOOOOO funny.

BD

8/27/2006 4:18 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

I suspect the Nyquil sedates some part of your brain that surpresses some unhappy memories....your piece to Lonely Moon sent chills up my spine (ok, I have some unhappy memories of my own....)

Wonderful piece of writing, I hope you feel better soon!

8/27/2006 10:20 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Heather, thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

Rob, I think you've got me beat in the funny department. No matter. I am having pot roast.

Bev, thanks to you too. I think the Nyquil just makes you not care how bad your writing is. It's very freeing, I get a lot more written that way.

8/27/2006 11:35 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I really liked your story, Rebecca. Emotionally powerful and very well written. :)

8/27/2006 8:50 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Why would you think we'd have a laughing fit? It's a beautifully written piece. Although I understand about the effects of the Nyquil - we all have that inner censor, I think.

8/28/2006 1:27 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Jeff, Catherine, thank you. And Nyquil is wonderful for removing the inner censor.

8/28/2006 3:06 AM  
Anonymous bookfraud said...

ya done good, kid. great job with your story. i had nothing to laugh at and certainly did not feel better about my own meager talents. hope you're feeling better. charleston isn't in any hurricane path at present, is it?

8/28/2006 9:40 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Fuck, there's a hurricane? Charleston is always in the hurricane path. We don't evacuate though, we just get really drunk and sit out on people's roofs and watch the waves. Us southerners aren't so bright sometimes.

8/28/2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Good read, I enjoyed it!

8/28/2006 12:51 PM  
Blogger Lex Ham Rand said...

All right - I'm in. Lex Ham Rand. #63

8/28/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Well, my, my, my, you're quite the writer and now everyone knows it. I'm so glad you entered, it's a really great story. Very well done.

8/28/2006 5:08 PM  

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