The curse of honorable mention
Ever since Honolulu Hottie got honorable mention, I’ve been obsessing about what story to send for next time. The contest happens quarterly, so I have four months to select the story which will put me over the top.
I’ve been staring at my “inventory” of stories (I have the titles written on stickies and posted on the wall), but deciding which one is tough. I’m convinced that either they are all great or they are all of the same low quality. 😉 So now I’m considering ways to raise my game. Maybe I need go “metaphysical” (meta has to be better, right?) such as a ouija board or maybe dripping candle wax over some manuscripts and see if I can devine the face of L. Ron Hubbard in the splatter.
Meanwhile, I’ll find a place to hang the certificate.
Now that I’ve been staring at the certificate for a while, I’ve noticed there is this gold pen in the center. Suppose I rig the certificate to a bottle with the pen pointing outward, set the manuscripts around it, and give it a spin, and let Mr. Hubbard decide?