by Paula LaRue
Home for VALID badges, contest wins & ribbons -- THANX TO ALL! & IMAGE Collection ...
UPDATE JUNE 1, 2009 --- THE OPENING DAY OF HURRICANE SEASON ...
Ta da ... yeah, TEFFY'S overworked, relaxing, zooming pas de deux or more ... among these gifts & prizes with enjoyment in the cool rainy air.
WELCOME TO MY COLLECTION .. EDITING IS IN PROGRESS ....
Thanx for stopping up the house, my dears.
On PC today ... how hateful, a poky mess-around which I despise ... sorry my fault. Not a dame to spend umpteen bucks upgrading equip. stats on ... COSTLY whatever carriers or PC's steal my soul today. Or relax ..let these well wishes below ...float my boat.
Truth be told? My dedication is to my writing. Secondly, shall share the long mile of serious ken for publication via random author-to-author hints as they are harnessed in ordinary time. WHY? Just in case you can make use of same.
For that sharing please see:
These sigs are designed by:
ADC member: Shannon
Who has a wc siggy/ banner/ clip art spot in her portfolio. Thanks, Shannon!
We'll go by last received gifts. Thanks to all, these are much appreciated.
Now to update the list ... WHILE SAVING SOME SIGS.... hmmm???
Images: name sigs designed by Esprit esprit
E's Gifts in 2005:
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Then Teffom became FIONA, We wrote in to each other one day during the summer of 2007, about wet summers, dry weather bands. Next thing you knew, new sigs arrived. Which seemed like a christening surprise for FIONA, no less.
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ALL OF THE ABOVE HAPPEN TO BE VERY TALENTED CONTESTS JUDGES AT:
AND "EVERYONE HAS A HALLOWEEN STORY "
June 3/ 2K9 Update --- for "TEFF'S MERIT BADGES"
With her memo ...
"For placing First in 500 Words Group Challenge in Dec 2008. Congratulations!"
A the time, my blog: JUNE BUGS & ELDERBERRY WINE
wrote for Earl's 31- DAY JOURNAL CHALLENGE.
Although fellow website contestants in the blog contest, listed on our wc community, commented on JUNEBUGS with high compliments ... my standards for my blog provided stimutlation to win. Fabulous remarks came my way. With signs of addiction (which all writers dream of hearing from readers) my mood concentrated. Alas, fifth place remains mine to keep. Amid this winter interim, I watched fellow entrant bloggers who were black cases ... go yellow. However, I received another merit badge from writing.com staff for reviewing.
Which states ... Dec 19, 2008 in the middle of the blog contest listed above ---
"Ranked #49 Public Reviewer of the month of Nov 2008. Writing.com Support.
Uh hum. Thanks. Well, many blogs in Dec's challenge measure below 200 words. Winners are still posted for Round 3. I got this one below from earlybird
A rather longer message follows which reads in part (simply a click away, of course)
"Congratulations for winning 5th Place in "Invalid Item" You are being awarded because of your consistent and meaningful blog entries during the 31-Day Challenge ... ... Earl
In Jan -- the same contest went year round. Personally, advise against a year long challenge. Monthly or weekly are easier to carry off especially if via forum posts & prompts from all competing bloggers.
At the time ... DEC's challenge for 2008 was scheduled for 31 days of blogging.
IF you are a teffom reader, you might already know 2,000 wds blogs are a clip when on point from Senora TEFF. My blog is only open now toi members of
Since writing now on the PC colors fade so going all out bold ... gang. Thanks for staying.
Just me -- pens: a thanx for contest prompt role call in the 31-DAY.
askiegel Sent after I sent a rev for THE ROCK OF NEREID ... "Thank you for your in-depth review of my story. I have given your critique much thought and revised where I found necessary."
Two short story wins in 2008 are not listed here ... gotta find the contests ...
Be back one day ...
Hang in, be cool. Looking forward to meeting & greeting on
New Entry, June 1, 2009
To read my group only blog: JUNE BUGS & ELDERBERRY WINE. PLEASE
EMAIL TO JOIN -- "AUTHORS DISCUSSION CLUB"
Junebugs Central went group only due to comedic vamp genre.
To all @ WC --- Your patronage shall be appreciated at my new website:
At the time, I do not have an upgrade which includes an INKSPOT acct.
Thanks and enjoy the rain.
UPDATE === MARCH 2008
HEY, READERS, HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Welcome to this trophy room.
Joining WC in Oct, 2004, Miss Teff achieved much friendship and generous gifts and recognition over the years. Sometimes being prolific is plain work but since writing is fun for me the time is well spent.
Thanks to all gifters.
Sig by Esprit
CONTEST WINS are:
MAY 2007 for HONESTLY! from VERONA PUBLISHING and a check for $100.
First Place in WE WANT YOUR STORY CONTEST hosted by Laurencia -- 2005 for:
THE RIPPER RETURNS TO WHITECHAPEL COURT
Second Place in a mystery contest onsite, 2005 for STORMY WEATHER & HOT DANISH
In 2007, THE BAD TRIPS CONTEST gave
FORTY-SEVEN MILES TO HARTFORD a prize.
First place for Comedy, Autumn 2007, Country Mom chose
Although, DEATH OF A BOTTLE HUNTER did not even place in the onsite official Short Shot contest, it caught the attention of Capt. hoovsie starship bovine
First, 4Provinces gave this short story a blue ribbon. Then on Dec 30, sent me ---
With the following wonderful notation: "For writing the most outstanding, original & unforgettable item (in my extensive reading experience) of 2007 on Writing.Com." Then this special, dear fan added this story to:
Ruby Red awarded:
Esprit gave: A TREE FOR IDA QUINCY a red ribbon in 2005.
Esprit also gave:
Julie Caulfield, a top participating member of
Julie is one to get to know. She also gave:
Oct 2007 --- REV Badge No. 10 from W.C.
Chuckles is a young man who quips my rev for a short short summed up more in a small amount of words ... than ... well more than a few years of English Class.
So he sent:
Sept 9 2007
Big thanks to all involved.
Most of my short stories are all closed here on WC since they will be available shortly in Mar on:
For sale, people, for sale. Several of Mary Moffett's stories never before online shall also be available.
Acme gave a grace under pressure merit badge last summer.
New sigs for a new pen name from the best of the best, my dear friend, fellow revver, fellow member, fellow author: ESPRIT!!!
Yes for Paula LaRue
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And, oh this E shows no mercy when it comes to being generous ...
Thanks, Esprit, where would TEFFY be without your expert guidance?
OH BOY! Laurencia has done it again. Got the following badges in March, 2007 ---->
From Laurencia for participation in the 2006 WE WANT YOUR STORY CONTEST.
For: ROMANCE ON THE BAY OF FUNDY
Laurencia writes: "May all your hard work in writing be met with satisfaction and happiness." And: "Congratulations to Teff for her perseverance in successfully completing the requirements for WE WANT YOUR STORY CONTEST."
Kelly or Highwind sent an Angel Badge for Feb -- 2007 participation in:
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To grab a laugh, I like to write on the revs sent to the new members "That's me at the pool side." Actually that is what my legs look like, no lie.
Here's one from Janie for a rev she liked from Teff. Janie writes "Keep drawing the crowds near. Thank you for your support, I am speechless."
For Cheerleading ---->
It used to be on PRP, Public Review Page, qualified reviewers were able, allowed and many often made use of typing in their merit badge ID's. This wonderful means of recognition drops from PRP sometime post summer 2006. Things change, technical things ... sure not necessarily wrong, just sad in a way. Maybe like cell phones. Used to be shoppers talked to each other. But we became a society which regulates our conversations these days.
However, the way of the merit badge lives on in other places, of course. We receive merit badges we cannot use seems to me to be a sad, gotcha, sorry. Instead, sometimes on PRP I simply type in "TEFF'S MERIT BADGES"
So here they are. Thank you. By posting this item, Teff can now refer to these badges. I love every single one of them.
Believe it or not, the makers of the next two, I lost your names. If you recognize your work below, please send me an e-mail but thanks very much all the same.
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Here's one that's taken on an ongoing life of its own. Dec 2007 winners are up:
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The following Merit Badges are listed in a rather mixed order. Thanks for stopping by.
Apparently WC loves to give me reviewing badges. This is No. 8 since Oct 2004.
Sept 10, 2006
Here's a real favorite from a favorite friend who always cheers me.
With this note from Esprit: Aug. 18, 2006
"Your creativity reflects real life and covers the wide range of emotions from laughter to tears. Your inner strength grows bright to any who will see." Esprit.
This is one to rub and polish and re-read on dark, lonely, stormy nights. And I love the inscription that came with it. Thanks, Esprit, you are always the daring dear friend.
"FOR being No. 28 on Most Credited Reviewers," April 2006
June 9, 2006. Oh, that Bobby Eichelberg who writes: "For your kind and encouraging words. You have motivated me to keep writing."
Ans. Well, Bob, this may be so, or what you mean. BUT your talent spells A-U-T-H-O-R to me and many others also recognize your wit. Just, give it up, Bob, you're meant to WRITE ON!
Rev Badge No. 4 === Feb 7/05
All the reviewing badges are from Writing.Com Support Staff. Thanks sirs & madams.
If you're a writer of true blue writing ken & talent then you may be an extrovert from the actual time you get up until you sleep at night. If so, please brag on! This is your well earned right. Our hard work rights. Plus the things are quite expensive, but a little like mini tributes. So many times, I miss seeing these on PRP from others. If pictures & logos are there, these are certainly just as worthy to add to reviews.
From Esprit -- Creativity
From Laurencia, for contest win --
Nov 4/05 From B B Baldwin, a favorite "MOFFETT FILES TAKE FIVE" poster & excellent writer. For: Forum Message --
From Baldwin, for Opinion ===
PS -- Teff's got plenty of that. Need any, just ask.
For a review of Eichelberg's short story, Bob wrote: "In appreciation of a creative, helpful and very encouraging review. Thank you."
Thus this Appreciation merit badge came my way. Thanks, hon.
Then, friendship by any other name ... .... from my Upstate neighbor, Finch ----
T.L. Finch wrote, Dec. 26, 2005 ==== "This merit badge is long overdue and is given in appreciation of her support and true friendship since the first day I arrived here. Thanks Teff for your friendship and believing in my humble work."
For being No. 42 on the Most Credited Rev list in Dec. 2K5
May all of you who gave these merit badges to Teff, please know these are very, very much appreciated and held dearly by me for efforts rendered ON!
OF the REVIEW badges, yes there are TEN! Sorry almost misplaced a few since they all look the same.
Signed, Terrible TEFF THANKS ALL!
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Ah, lest we forget, this is from an unknown source -- often used during the Halloween season. Complimentary with: "JACK THE RIPPER HALL OF FAME"
Lock the door, dear, dear readers ...