Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And the winner is...

…not me. A while back I entered the Canary Yellow into the WOW! Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction contest. I just saw the winners, and though I was not one of them -  I was very impressed with the entries. It was fun to play along. I look forward to the next contest I get to participate in. This was my first short story and my first contest, and I was pleased to make it as far as I did.
But on to the fun stuff!  In the last few months I did rack up a couple of awards from you fine folks, and it’s time for me to pay it forward.

The first comes from Michele over at Southern City Mysteries. She runs a great blog, and is a fellow member of Sisters in Crime. Thanks Michele!
So, I am passing it on to two people that I read on a regular basis, and think you guys should to.
J.M Diaz over at Ulterior Motive. His blog is zany, opinionated, and of the utmost awesome.
Secondly, Roni at Fiction Groupie. She has done an amazing job with her blog, and you can always count on learning something from her. She puts a great deal of work into what she writes, and it shows.
The second comes to me from Donna Hole. She has been a wonderful reader, and I always look forward to her comments. You're awesome, Donna! 
 I don’t always play by the rules, but in the instance I will. The rules state that you should answer the questions with one word and pass the award along to five bloggers.
So, to be a rebel – I’m doing this backwards.
I’m nominating the following over-the-toppers: (Now let’s see if I can get all the links right.)
Krista’ @ Zombie-Free Blog

Lauren @  Ramblings Of An Under-Used Mind

Tina Lynn @ Sweet Niblets

Glenda @ Schemer's World (She’s new at this bloggin’ thing, and has cracked me up already!)

Scott @ Ergo

I hope you guys play along! (Whew, that was hard.)
So, here are my responses. I was a few beers in when I answered, and decided to leave it instead of editing myself. I figure you want to know someone, liquor ‘em up and then quiz ‘em. Hmmm, I’m going to try this with my next batch of characters. Margaritas in AJ’s brain!  :-)
Your cell phone: Buzzing
Your hair: Blazin’
Your mother: Unpredictable
Your father: Remembered
Your favorite food: Salsa
Your dream last night: Regrets
Your favorite drink: Margaritas
Your dream goal: Author
What room are you in: Mine
Your hobby: Writing
Your fear: Snakes
Where do you see yourself in six years: Unsure
Where were you last night: Editing
Something you aren't: Patient
Muffins: Texas
Wish list item: Yes
Where did you grow up: Arkansas
Last thing you did: Refill
What are you wearing: Pajamanas
Your TV: Noise
Your pets: None
Friends: Supportive
Your life: Dreamy
Your mood: Mellow
Missing someone: Always
Vehicle: Charger
Something you aren't wearing: Shoes
Your favorite store: Indie
Your favorite color: Green
When was last time your laughed: Now
Last time you cried: Now
Your best friend: Husband
One place you go to over and over: Mind
Facebook: Always
Favorite place to eat: Mexicano
Thanks again guys! This was fun.


  1. Thanks so much for the award and the nice words! And congrats on receiving the award yourself. :) My fave food is mexican too.

  2. Thanks AJ! I like that you were a few beers in when you answered and I liked this "Last thing you did: Refill" the best. Ah, the stories I could tell about refills!

    And it's cool your hubby is you best friend.

    Sorry you didn't win the contest :( but at least you had fun and accomplished a short story. I've been meaning to post a link to another contest on my blog, but haven't yet. I enjoy Narrative Magazine, a free e-zine, and they're in the middle of their winter contest right now. Just type in Narrative Magazine in your search engine and it should come up. That's how I found it the first time. They're deadline I the end of March, I think, so you can take time to think about it.

    Cool answers.


  3. YAY thank you!
    And now to pass on...

  4. Oh! You are making me think! It hurts, it hurts! Thinking is something I try to avoid as much as possible. Or, at least, I THINK I do. Wait... heehee