Susan is offering anyone who preorders her book before 5/1 the chance to win a getaway for 2 to Sonoma, CA! The prize also includes airfare for 2 with two nights at the Fairmont Sonoma Inn, a 3-day car rental from the San Francisco International airport, tour & tasting at two wineries, and a hot air balloon ride for two!
Sounds like a great break from every day life doesn’t it?
Click on the picture to enter!
Time for another contest. This has really become one of the best things about blogging.
What’s on the line this time: My respect (I know right whoopadeedoo) and “The Marks of Cain” by Tom Knox. It’s a brand new, spiffy paperback copy and it can be yours if you enter the contest and your response is picked. So come on good people, give it a go. Leave me a comment below with your entry.
Here is what you do: I have written the beginning of a story below. Finish the story for me. I have tried to leave it pretty open so you can pick your genre. Please limit your response to 300 words or less. Have fun and I look forward to your creativity.
It wasn’t like that before, Andrea thought to herself. The previous night’s storm had caused the tree to topple over like it had never been rooted to the ground. The hole it left in the wake of the storm-induced tragedy was enormous, bigger than she could possibly fill in on her own, especially with nothing but a broken shovel. Andrea walked to the large pit that was now the center of her front yard a peered in. What was that she was seeing? It looked like a
So after a morning of beautiful sunshine, ignoring all of my emails (except for yours Dave,) terrible wind, excellent chocolate at the new bakery down the street from me and a good bike ride on my favourite trail, I am going to grow up now and actually post. I had so many lovely entries that I actually had to email and poll some of my readers to help me choose a winner. So, without further ado–The winner of the blog contest and the proud new owner of a spiffy $25 gift card is
Mr. John Howell over at http://johnwhowell.com
Here is his entry:
Dumbubble – Adjective: (Preferred) To describe a type of malfunction on an interstellar telescope. (Secondary) To describe the pink sticky stuff on the nose after using gum that has collapsed. Sentence: Mission control has been advised that we have a dumbubble flair on the Hubble causing a blackout
Flaxsot – Noun: (Preferred) The name of the sticky spot left after killing a flax. (Secondary) The condition name of the results of drinking too much flax. Sentence: The carpet was replaced when the technicians could not remove the flaxsot
Butterorepeans – Noun: The genus name of seed pods that produce butter. Sentence: The butterorpeans must be cleaned, cracked and pressed before the contents are ready for the toast.
Tropurkey- Adjective (Slang) To describe an individual who is too happy. Sentence: Mary’s friends grew tired of her tropurkey attitude
Queekant – Adjective: The sound description that new shoes make in use. Sentence: He was trying to sneak into the house and decided to take off his shoes to avoid queekant disruption.
I will be sending out your shiny gift card as soon as Amazon gets it to me! Congratulations John on a hilarious job well done. I will be announcing a new contest soon. Thank you to everyone else for your great entries as well!
I held a contest a few weeks ago and got very few entries:( Wanting to see some more creativity, I have decided to extend the contest http://readfulthingsblog.com/2013/02/24/you-said-what-a-blog-contest-from-readful-things/ for another week in hopes of getting some more entries. To those of you who did enter, thank you and the winner will now be decided on Friday the 22nd. The prize is a $25 Amazon.com gift card. (I’m a starving artist.)
So come on peeps! Enter the contest for your chance to win:)
The last contest was so much fun that I had to do another one. So, here we go….
The Prize up for grabs this time, is a $25 dollar gift card from Amazon.com
The Winner will be announced on the 15th of March.
Here’s what you gotta do:
The following list of words are nonsense words. In order to enter the contest, you must choose five of these nonsense words. Then, you will decide on a part of speech, a definition for them and use each of them in a sentence. Leave me a comment below with your entry:)
I look forward to seeing your responses:)
Thank you everyone who took the time out to participate in the blog contest I announced last week! It was so fun reading your entries and seeing how creative people can be. After gathering some folks to help me decide who our winner would be, I would like to congratulate a girl nicknamed Dee, at http://dorcamis.wordpress.com/
for being our winner. Everyone did a great job! I will be announcing the next contest later this morning:)
In the meantime, here is the winning entry:
“Desperation for a job got me acting duncical. Having to wear a cockamamie costume all day and pretending that it wasn’t scratchy was hell. Don’t even get me started on the the wig. The fuchsia colored thing was so big and fuzzy.
The task was simple enough, dangle a noodle sprinkled with pepper in front of a cow and make a sad face when it doesn’t react. Then I had to sniff it and sneeze like a maniac as people laughed. The best part of my day was when I had to exuviate the clown costume and get my K250 ($50).”