Free To One Lucky Winner At Five Minute Fiction – #5MinuteFiction #flashfiction #fictioncontest

Okay, I’m getting a little nervous!  There’s only a couple of hours until this week’s edition of Five Minute Fiction!  Are you ready?  Be sure and drop by because I’ll be giving away a copy of not one but both books in The Western Werewolf Legend Series (ebook).  You don’t want to miss your chance!!  Here’s the link:  main page –  http://bit.ly/14rxLL6  Tonight’s edition starts at 7:30 CST.  See you there!

Try your luck or pick your favorite. I’m so excited to be the judge for this week’s contest.  Five Minute Fiction Contest is held each week with the guest judge (that’s me) picking the five entries she enjoys most.   Here’s the complete info and link on Five Minute Fiction:

#5MinuteFiction

5MinuteFiction

#5MinuteFiction winner

Welcome to 5 Minute Fiction!

This adrenaline-fueled, instant-gratification writing contest pits your writing skills against the clock. The challenge: Check out the prompt (which will appear on this site on every Tuesday at 7:30 pm CST and spend five minutes writing the most brilliant thing ever. You have an additional ten minutes to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets.

NOTE: This is not the page where the contest prompt appears, nor where you submit your entry. Look on the main page –  http://bit.ly/14rxLL6. A new entry will appear at 7:30pm CST. Post your entry in the comment box. If you don’t see a comment box available, click on the comment link directly underneath the post title.

The rules:

  • Your entry must contain the prompt.
  • You can write anything: any style, any genre, poetry or prose.
  • Post your entry in the comments of this post no later than 7:45 pm CST.

What happens then?
The weekly judge will sweat over all the entries and choose his or her five favorites, which will be announced around 9pm CST. Then it’s up to you: vote in the finalists’ poll. The winner, announced at 8:00 pm CST on Wednesday (the next day), takes all! In this case, all means intense pride and the adulation of all the participants.

A Few Notes:

  • In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me.
  • I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.
  • This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.

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So what do you think?  Come on, I know you want to give it a try.  I’d love to see you there.  Don’t hesitate to drop back by and see who the winner is.  Thanks for your support and as always, drop by anytime!

Guest Judge at Five Minute Fiction – #5MinuteFiction #flashfiction #fictioncontest

I want to invite all my followers, readers and fellow bloggers to participate in this fun writing experience!  I’m so excited to be the judge for this week’s contest.  Five Minute Fiction Contest is held each week with the guest judge (that’s me) picking the five entries she enjoys most.   Here’s the info and link on Five Minute Fiction:

#5MinuteFiction

5MinuteFiction

#5MinuteFiction winner

Welcome to 5 Minute Fiction!

This adrenaline-fueled, instant-gratification writing contest pits your writing skills against the clock. The challenge: Check out the prompt (which will appear on this site on every Tuesday at 7:30 pm CST and spend five minutes writing the most brilliant thing ever. You have an additional ten minutes to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets.

NOTE: This is not the page where the contest prompt appears, nor where you submit your entry. Look on the main page –  http://bit.ly/14rxLL6. A new entry will appear at 7:30pm CST. Post your entry in the comment box. If you don’t see a comment box available, click on the comment link directly underneath the post title.

The rules:

  • Your entry must contain the prompt.
  • You can write anything: any style, any genre, poetry or prose.
  • Post your entry in the comments of this post no later than 7:45 pm CST.

What happens then?
The weekly judge will sweat over all the entries and choose his or her five favorites, which will be announced around 9pm CST. Then it’s up to you: vote in the finalists’ poll. The winner, announced at 8:00 pm CST on Wednesday (the next day), takes all! In this case, all means intense pride and the adulation of all the participants.

A Few Notes:

  • In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me.
  • I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.
  • This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.

***

So what do you think?  Come on, I know you want to give it a try.  I’d love to see you there.  Don’t hesitate to drop back by and see who the winner is.  Thanks for your support and as always, drop by anytime!

Let the Flag Forever Fly For the Free and the Brave

If you listen to the media, you think the men and women deployed during the war are coming home from the middle east.  This isn’t the entire truth as the families of Louisiana National Guard are saying good-bye to their sons, daughters, husbands and wives today.  They’re headed to Kuwait.  Their prime objective is to rebuild.  They are trained as infantry, nonetheless. The unit my son is part of is the 844th from West Monroe, Louisiana.  Our community is a small suburban area of Northeast Louisiana with few industries and a lot of pride in who we are and what we believe in.  We love our country and our men and women are proud to serve.

My blog site is usually full of the latest information on writing and my books.  Today, I’ve set aside my usual posts for one that’s very near and dear to my heart.  As I stand today and watch my son leave, knowing I will not see him for a year, my heart is breaking.  The flags fly and folks blow their car horns.  The caravan of trucks pull out and head to their destination as men hang from every opening, yelling and whistling. We all wave and smile through the tears because we’re so proud of their selfless devotion to keeping us safe.  It’s an emotional moment I will never forget.  This is the stuff life is made of and you come to realize what is truly important as you watch this scene play out.  For all over our great country, the same thing happens over and over again.  We are Americans and we are proud to serve.  Let the flag forever fly for the free and the brave.

My oldest son wrote a special salute to his little brother.  I want to share his words with you here.

So today my younger brother is being deployed to Kuwait for what we have been told is 1 year. He leaves behind a loving wife, and two beautiful children (3 and 5+ months). I ask you to pray, if you will, for not only his safety, but for all who’ve made the decision to serve our country in the military to protect our freedoms. I also ask you to pray for the family members left behind to keep moving forward with life. I ask you pray for God to remind them of his presence, their internal strength, and that he brings nothing to our lives that he thinks we cannot handle. May God speak to all of these troops/protectors of our nation, and say to them “I am with you always”. Thank you for this selfless gesture. God Bless America and its troops.

God’s speed to all our troops.  We look to next year when we will hold you in our arms again.

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We Have a Winner

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hyatt!  She’s the lucky lady who won a brand new Catherine Wolffe, Author t-shirt!  Her comment and an email address were chosen.  She’ll receive this lovely logo t-shirt as her prize in the Charming Hero Blog Hop.

Lots more prizes to win in the coming weeks.  Thanks to everyone who participated and drop back by anytime!

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