This is pretty epic for me.
Some of you loyal hanger-ons ,dropping in now and then to see if the vultures have stopped swarming around my carcass, know I am passionate about writing.
Well, did you know I am also passionate about reading.
Last year I ventured down the Flash Fiction highway and loved the journey.
So much so, that I’ve been putting my stories together for a book.
The ISBN number is waiting patiently as I stumble and trip over the “how to get it published” part. Which, by the way, lead me to discover I don’t need the costly addition of photos to actually print the stories.
Well, blow me down and fluff up my feathers - I did not figure this out until July 12th.
a day to remember, well, until August 9th arrives, and then that will also be a day to remember.
Back to the 12th though - I went to the Cottage Bistro and bent an ear while 10 storytellers did their thing.
It was then I figured that I too would like to tell a tale - a scary, spine chilling, freak-you-out sort of story, you know, the kind I like to write.
SO.... I ENTERED THE DRAW.
That would be the draw to be a storyteller for the upcoming August 9th Vancouver Story Slam.
And today, after four days of suspense - where I confess I breathed in deeply from my lavender essential oil bottle and imbibed of the red wine spirit (gods come in many forms) - I was sent the email bearing the subject: “Story Slam draw results”.
I HAVE BEEN SELECTED. THAT’S RIGHT - ME.
So, look out Vancouver - I’m ready to rumble... well, okay...
I’m ready to read! (then rumble!)
If you’re in the hood - drop in and listen, if not... say a word or two to your favourite spirit. Hey, you never know.
I’ve even got two stories I’m polishing. I’ll decide the night of which I’m going to read.
Kudos to my mother, the great IZ (kinda like OZ, eh) who’s been my audience of one while I read and reread my selections.
I mean to go in prepared, and come out feeling like I did myself proud.
A special thank you to Bouncin’ Barb and Bushman - two of the best readers a girl could know. Your supportive comments over at WBC (under construction) has brought me to this spot. I’ll take the stage on August 9th knowing your spirits are with me.