Does the thought of vampires make the skin on your neck prickle in goosebumps?Do you love reading vampire stories?Do you think you can spot an original or unique vampire story?Are you familiar with vampires?
If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, please step forward! I am looking to line up some judges for a contest that will be held in August. Yes...I know that is months away, but it will be here before you know it and I'd like to plan as much in advance as possible.
Judges will be compensated for their time and participation with gift points and merit badges. I'll have high expectations from my judges and you will be asked not only to judge entries, but you will also be asked to provide a review for each entry and to give the author some specifics as to why you give them the score you give them. You will also be asked to follow a basic format to submit your judging scores.
If anyone is interested, please contact me by email for more details. Thank you!
What do you do when it rains out your Memorial Day plans? At Auntie Tina's you have a bbq anyway! A little rain never hurt nothing, especially in the summer. I THINK I was paid a compliment. As my adult nephew was herding his kids into their vehicle, I overheard him say, "Yeah, you know you've been to a party at Aunt Tina's when you have to strip down to your underwear and hose off before getting into your car!"
I couldn't disappoint those kids. It was 78 degrees, humid and perfect for going barefoot and playing in the rain. Which when given all those water balloons, things got muddy quickly. Then, somehow the adults got drawn into the MUD WAR, and literally, the mud flew. I have never in all my days seen adults and kids get down and get so dirty! It was a riot! Mud War turned into Mud Ball...not football, but kickball, in the mud. Even my dogs were head to toe in mud. It turned out to be one of the Best Memorial Days ever. (yea, in case your wondering, Auntie Tina threw a few mud balls herself and got just as muddy as the rest)
I knew he was up to something.
I woke today with a fresh cup of hot coffee delivered to me while I was still in bed.
My husband had peanut butter toast with raisins sprinkled on it for me.
I noticed he had the audacity to cut one of my precious Gardena flowers off my bush and put it in a vase on my table.
The man was clearly up to something.
As I sank my teeth into my first bite of toast, he says, "Baby, don't be mad,"
This definitely can't be a good thing. I realized, it wasn't loved that motivated his actions this morning.
It was fear. And he had a good reason to be fearful.
"Honey, I love you, but I broke your only Sun Tea Jug, I promise I'll get you another one and I won't ever touch it," He said all in one breath.
I have been married to the man for nearly nine years. In this time he has destroyed three of my crock pots, one enamel coated cast iron dutch oven, one antique jade serving platter, countless coffee cups, and one roasting pan.
I chewed my toast calmly. I got up, dug around in my closet, and handed him an unopened Amazon box. I told him to open it. He did. He pulled out a brand new Sun Tea jug. After nine years, I figured it was only a matter of time.
The air is thick with the scent of burnt rubber. The roaring sound of amped-up horsepower sends bolts of adrenaline through your systems, and all around you, the air vibrates with a near living pulse!!
In a shocking turn of events, SNAKE PIT has slithered his way onto the Second Race Track and now every car is gobbling the miles at the Kentucky RaceWay! If this were a live race I can almost bet every spectator would be on their feet roaring!
You can virtually see the flames licking the pavement at WDC Motor Speedway!! Come check it out folks, place your bets as this hot race to the finish blazes to new, unexpected challenges! (Was that a UFO??????)