Yes, I’m bragging on two of our most faithful members. Brian and Mary Lou Condike have had a great week of success. The good news is their success can be your success. For the past few years the dynamic dual have set in motion a monthly short story contest to give members encouragement and to practice and improve our writing skills. Their own write has improved so much they have now began receiving awards on a state level.
In the Katheryn Mc Clatchy 2018 Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Writers Guild of Texas, both of Condikes placed as follows:
1st Place – Brian (“Any Dang Fool”) – $150 and the short-story will appear in their newsletter and on their website in April.
3rd Place – ML (“A Purple Lizard”) – $50 It will appear in their newsletter and on their website in February.
“We attribute our success to participation in the monthly contest sponsored by the GWB. “ Mary Lou said. “ I always enter for feedback only and Brian enters under a pen name.”
Very proud of my birthday story being on the Chicken Soup for the Soul National podcast today. You can hear it at this link.