Sample Sunday, May Update, Blog Award #1

Since it’s the first of the month, I’ve put up a new Hot Flash. Click here to read it. Scroll down that page for January’s and February’s, and links to previous years’.

It’s Sample Sunday, so I’ll let my Hot Flashes be my sample. I have all of them here on the site, one a month since January of 2002. I collected them from 2002-2007 into a wee li’l book, available on Amazon and Smashwords for a mere 99 cents. You can have more for free right here on the jolly old blog, but if you have an urge toward acquisition you can have a copy ALL YOUR OWN!!!!

I was given two blog awards this month. One was from Elizabeth Mueller for completing the Challenge of writing a blog a day (excluding Sundays) tying each to a subsequent letter of the alphabet beginning with A. Why didn’t I just say “alphabetical posts”? Because I have a touch of the pedant about me, that’s why. No, that isn’t a dirty word, but it sure sounds like one. Try yelling it at somebody, next time you get into a fight. If he understands it, he is one.

Anyway, as long-time readers are aware (Hi, Mom!), I post every day including Sunday, anyway, so the biggest challenges were writing short and twisting my posts to the service of a particular letter. Apparently, I succeeded, and I got this nifty award. Well worth the effort!

The other award is another Stylish Blogger award, which comes with the stipulation that I tell seven things about myself. I’ll post that tomorrow.

WRITING PROMPT: Have a character given an award or honor for something he/she would have done anyway. How does he/she feel about it? Write it three ways with the same character, the same action, the same award or honor, but three different reactions.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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