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Winners, Faeries & Microfiction Monday

Posted on Feb 28, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   28 Comments | Posted in Amazon · book blurb · contests · faeries · microfiction · Stephen King

My blog contest closed on Friday, and now it is time to congratulate the winners! Thanks to everyone who participated and shared the contest information with others. I met my goal of 100 followers and then some. Wow! Never underestimate the power of supportive blog friends.  Here are the winners (chosen in three separate, random drawings):

~~  $20.00 Amazon gift certificate  ~~
Cathy C. Hall (Cathy C’s Hall of Fame)
~~ On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King ~~
J.L. Campbell (The Character Depot)
~~ Journal by Peter Pauper Press ~~
Donna Volkenannt (Donna’s Book Pub)

Congratulations! Goodies will be shipped upon address verification. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Now on to the ever enjoyable Microfiction Monday, where 140 characters tells a story.   For more fun reads, click over to Susan at Stony River and link to other microfiction gems.

“Will I really be slow dancing in my very own show?” Fae giggled. 
Satyr rolled his eyes. 
“Bimbo! I said pole dancing in your very own shoe!” 

No liberally sprinkled faerie dust could that dread odor quench. 
She learned that magic held no power 
o’er a young lad’s shoe-sweat stench!

Go ahead and roll your eyes. I deserve it. The first is groan-worthy. As to the second, anyone who ever had a little boy at home knows exactly the stinky shoe smell to which I refer. If someone bottled that eye-watering odor and unleashed it over a city it would be considered biological warfare. Moms, you know it’s true!

Thanks for visiting. Please check back here for Wednesday’s post and then Book Blurb Friday, a new meme I’m hosting every week. It is a fun and rewarding challenge, and I hope you’ll opt to participate.  For details, scroll down to my last post, or click on the tab above under the blog header.  Please come back and join the fun!

Til next time –

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28 Responses to "Winners, Faeries & Microfiction Monday"

  1. Comment by Madeleine
    February 28, 2011 at 7:01 am  

    LOL! and eyeuw! Great micros. Made me laugh :O)

  2. Comment by Doctor FTSE
    February 28, 2011 at 7:09 am  

    First one I've read the used the fairy's wand! She's dressed for pole-dancing too. Very good.(Would you believe it . . . the verification word is "norty")

  3. Comment by Porky
    February 28, 2011 at 7:21 am  

    The first is clever, especially for the choice of characters, and the rhyming in the second is admirable. No eye-rolling here!

  4. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    February 28, 2011 at 7:32 am  

    Funny. Lisa, because one of our group's best young writers gave up writing to take up pole dancing. Go figure.

  5. Comment by Jinksy
    February 28, 2011 at 7:38 am  

    Thank goodnes we don't have computer smellyvision! LOL

  6. Comment by Sioux
    February 28, 2011 at 7:51 am  

    Not once did my eyes roll. I loved the first and yes, I know that stinky smell well.

  7. Comment by Eric 'Bubba' Alder
    February 28, 2011 at 8:09 am  

    Congrats on hitting your 100!(I just hit mine too!)

  8. Comment by anthonynorth
    February 28, 2011 at 11:02 am  

    Ah, she'll get it right eventually 🙂

  9. Comment by Diane
    February 28, 2011 at 11:09 am  

    Congrats winners and great MM's this week! :O)

  10. Comment by Ellie
    February 28, 2011 at 11:15 am  

    Congratulations to the winners and loved your MMs.

  11. Comment by J.L. Campbell
    February 28, 2011 at 11:15 am  

    Lisa,Thanks very much! I can't wait to read Stephen King's book.

  12. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    February 28, 2011 at 11:48 am  

    Love the slow dancing/pole dancing show/shoe mixup.– KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  13. Comment by Sylvia K
    February 28, 2011 at 11:50 am  

    LOL! Nothing like a pole dancing fairy! I love it!! Enjoy your week!Sylvia

  14. Comment by Ashling
    February 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm  

    Monday morning merriment–good for the sole!

  15. Comment by Peggy
    February 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm  

    Th only exotic dancer yet.Sure fits the picture Lisa.Loved the tie in!

  16. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    February 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm  

    Yay! I do so love winning contests! And I so loved that little poem. My upstairs STILL reeks of that locker-room smell (and my youngest was only here at Christmas).Thanks SO much, Lisa! What to buy, what to buy??? 🙂

  17. Comment by Akelamalu
    February 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm  

    Love the mixup in the first one and you and I were on the same wavelength in the second one. LOL

  18. Comment by Michael G-G
    February 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm  

    Poor dear, being so hard of hearing. Nice poem, too!Have a great week, Lisa.

  19. Comment by Monica Manning
    February 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm  

    A groaner, indeed, but still worth the chuckle!(My verification word is 'froid' which is 'cold' in French. Perhaps…frigid?)

  20. Comment by irishoma
    February 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm  

    Hi Lisa,Congratulations on exceeding your goal.And, thanks, I'm so excited that I won one of your wonderful prizes.Donna

  21. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    February 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm  

    Loved your toxic fume slant. I've known some little girls who shared that problem. My MM:Mission Impossible

  22. Comment by sylviamorice
    February 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm  

    Guess maybe the faerie needs her hearing checked…lolLoved your MM this week. Cheers~

  23. Comment by Susan Fobes
    February 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm  

    The humor is coming out in full force with this week's picture! I really liked (and laughed hard over) entry number two…

  24. Comment by Melanie Sherman
    February 28, 2011 at 11:27 pm  

    Made me laugh out loud. Love it.

  25. Comment by Lynette Killam
    March 2, 2011 at 1:08 am  

    Fairies and pole dancing in the same piece…oh, the ideas that run through a writer's mind!! These were both very cool and most amusing…:)LynetteImagination Lane

  26. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 2, 2011 at 6:31 am  

    Thank you for your comments, everyone! MF Monday is always such a hoot. :)To the contest winners: Congratulations! Goodies will be on their way before week's end. 🙂

  27. Comment by Debora
    March 4, 2011 at 12:19 am  

    Both of your pieces were so fresh and clever. I'm impressed!

  28. Comment by J.L. Campbell
    March 15, 2011 at 9:30 am  

    Lisa, I received the book. Thanks very much! Can't wait to get started reading it.

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