We have a winner!
My apologies for the uber-short post but I‘m at ALA and I’m kinda short on time.
Let it be known that this was a tough contest to judge. MacNish, I loved your haiku a lot and I loved yours, too, Valerie. But in the end there was a clear winner. Mr. Stephenson, thank you for the great piece about your puppy.
My parents claim I repeatedly threw my puppy in the toilet when I was a toddler. The puppy was stuffed, mind you, so don’t think I was a serial-killer-in-the-making. I was two. I have no recollection of sneaking away from my parents, stuffed puppy clutched in my chubby hand, ambling toward the bathroom. All I have as evidence is the tattered toy itself with its frayed brown fur and half-torn tongue. Larger than my adult fist, it was unflushable. I wonder what was.
I’ve written to you about choosing one of the prizes listed and once I get back from Anaheim, I will post whatever you choose to you!
Thank you to ALL entrants. You know, contests that require effort and might end up being a bit of craic (that’s Irish for fun) get fewer and fewer entries these days, so if you entered, you’re pretty much a star player in my eyes. I hope you’ll come around next time, when the prize will be an ARC of ASK THE PASSENGERS.
Up next, the ALA post. Great pictures.