Saturday, January 25, 2014

New Year Announcements and Truth BlogFest



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First off, a few happy announcements: Sorcerous Signals has accepted my short story "The Soothsayer" for publication in May, and Page & Spine will be publishing my technical poem "In Sickness and in Health" ! When both are available online, I will be sure to post up the links so that you can enjoy them.

If you have the means, both Page & Spine and Sorcerous Signals depend on reader donations, so donate to either via Paypal. Page & Spine in particular emphasizes finding new writers and talent, so be sure to support them.

Now, onto a blog fest in which I'm participating. Jamie Ayres is promoting her new book 18 Truths, and she has invited fellow bloggers to participate till January 28th. These are the rules"

"All you have to do is post a blog centering around the classic Two Truths and a Lie get-to-know-you game"

Below are two truths and one lie. Feel free to guess which one is the lie:

1. I have written a short story chronicling all the dead animals and pets I have encountered in my life, minus a dead beta fish that I loved dearly.

2. This story was written freshman year of college, the same year I went crazy trying to balance orchestra and choir.

3. The story disturbed my creative writing class with the amount of dead animals, proving that real life can be stranger than fiction

Go crazy, and if you have a blog try and participate!

Edit: Wow, this got a lot of press. So the lie is . . . (highlight to see) NUMBER TWO! I actually wrote "Piggy" in my sophomore year of college, for Fiction Workshop when we had to combine story elements that were based on our lives for a short story.  It was true that I went crazy trying to balance orchestra and choir freshman year, but only for a semester. It seems that half the audience got this right, so congrats!

10 comments:

elsie elmore said...

I'm going with #2. (Love that the choice was difficult!)

Kristina Serrano said...

Tough one! I'm going to say number 3 is the lie. :)

jamieayres.com said...

This was hilarious! I'm guessing #2 . . . nobody could be that crazy, right?!

kdrausin said...

I think it's #2.

Matt Anderson said...

I'm saying number 1 was the lie, specifically the past about the beta fish. I don't think you owned and loved a 'beta fish' . . .

sjp said...

Number 1? just to be different ;)

Rhonda Albom said...

They all seem so interrelated it seem hard to believe they are not all trun.

jamieayres.com said...

Wellll . . . don't keep us up at night ;-) I'll check back for your lie tomorrow!

Priya Sridhar said...

Eee, sorry Jamie! I have just updated the lie. And thank you everyone for participating!

Patricia Lynne said...

I was thinking #3. I don't think I'm doing to well with my guesses. LOL