posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 04:45 PM
So I come on line to see what the damage is. Girl friend acting all excited, "Did you win, did you win!" I'm stoicly scrolling up and down thinking
that I can't find the results so I probably didn't even score. And then I see them.
Some of you know me better then others, but I have been writing all my life with almost no praise and thus very little confidence in my ability to
write. Over the past four or five years I have not seen the point in writing anything at all (even though it feels as if it is my life blood) and so
have done few things that have ever seen the light of day.
My girlfriend dared me that if I was to win this contest I would get up off my nihilistic ass and do something that actually made me happy. Seeing
that this conglomeration of short stories seemed to cause such a stir, I have decided to continue into novel form and peddle it to underground
I am not very good at displaying emotions, but I guess what I mean to say...is that whatever happens...thanks. I have a bit of hope again. Regardless
of what happens...today is better then yesterday.
I respect everyone that has put their words to the world here and their heart on the line. I do understand how difficult it is to express yourselves
at times and I bow to the talent before me.