|The River Porter near Forge Dam|
Thanks to everybody who assisted me through the last blogspost. You read the three story openings and weighed them up, stating your preferences. I am most grateful. Beforehand, I had imagined that Number 1 would win the day but that was not the case. The majority of commenters were drawn to Number 3 and so that is the one I am going to enter in the competition.
Just a little more spit and polish and I will click the "Send" button. Later I will of course win the competition. A publisher will buy the rights to it. Steven Spielberg will hear about it and before the end of next year I will see my name in the credits of an Oscar-nominated film that has already broken box office records around the world - "The Agony". Dreams can come true you know!
|Forge Dam Cafe|
Meantime back in here in my reality, the weather has been unsettled this week. Yesterday, on television, I watched England beat the USA very convincingly at The Rugby World Cup tournament in Japan. Afterwards, Clint took me over to the neighbouring suburb of Fulwood for a short walk in very familiar territory.
Back at home I made my famous spaghetti sauce and left it bubbling on a very low heat for two hours. Such slow cooking softens the texture of the beef mince. I added a single fresh bay leaf from our garden, an "Oxo" cube, salt and pepper, crushed garlic and a little oregano.
Nurse Pudding came home at six and enjoyed her meal immensely. It was topped with butter fried mushrooms with a hint of fresh tarragon and freshly grated parmesan. There was enough sauce left over for another meal, another day.
|Attractive house on Brookhouse Hill, Fulwood|
Fulwood looks a nice place, well cared for.ReplyDelete
Have you thought about the actors to play the characters in your story? Who should be "you"?
All the best for the competition!
I will be played by Brad Pitt. There's also a role for you - Nurse Nancy Riley who cares assiduously for the victims of shellshock.Delete
They said you'd be played by Brad Pitt? I think you might have misheard.Delete
Your part - Old Dunham the grumpy caretaker will be played by Marty Feldman.Delete
Oh, you didn't give me time to read and vote, but good luck with the competition anyway. :)ReplyDelete
Sorry about my speediness Jenny.Delete
I'm not surprised you thought #1 would win your reader's votes as it was very well written and quite nice. If you were writing a longer piece or even a book I would have voted for it but not for a short piece. Perhaps when the movie rights are sold it can be used.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures here from your outing. Could I possibly request your permission to use the first picture of the River Porter as a screensaver. It is a wonderful picture!
Of course you may Bonnie. For me it would be an honour.Delete
I actually had the same thought as Bonnie - Version 1 would have been my choice for a longer version.ReplyDelete
I hope you are successful in the contest, YP. Wouldn't that be exciting?
As I say Jenny, 1000 words is not many. Every one counted.Delete
Will you still talk to us when you are famous ?ReplyDelete
You will be able to contact me through my solicitors - Fleeceham and Robham.Delete
I wish you all the best with your story, Yorkie. I hope you are announced winner of the competition. Positive thoughts go your way. :)ReplyDelete
If I win I will give you my autograph free of charge Lee!Delete
I didn't realize your wife was a nurse. Of course all the best women are:)ReplyDelete
Love the photos as always.
She has been a nurse for 44 years Lily! It is getting near the end for her now.Delete
I rarely read short stories but promise to read yours so I can tell everyone I read it before you were famous.
If I win... or even make the top six...I will post the entire story here.Delete