Let other people celebrate the 4th with a bbq or fireworks! We'll celebrate with a writing contest!
I have a copy of CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER CHILD, a hilarious and poignant collection of observational essays by the very talented Dan Tomasulo as a prize. Need further enticement?
Here's an excerpt:
My father was a spy, a double agent for the CIA and the FBI. To conceal his identity from foreign agents he worked as an electrician for Lever Brothers Soap Company.
He had all kinds of neat tools and gadgets that he said were electrician gear, but I knew they were for defusing bombs, hot-wiring cars, and planting wire taps. This was an excellent disguise for a man of his skill and talent.
He never talked about it. We never spoke about his missions, but I am sure he was in demand all over the world.
When he was on an assignment, the secret code he would give to Mom was that he was working a double. That meant that he would go into work at eight o’clock in the morning, work eight hours, then stay there for another eight hours and come home at midnight.
The cover story was that this would double the amount of time he was going to work at the soap factory. What it really meant was that he was a double agent.
He was probably going to protect a foreign ambassador, or maybe steal some secret documents. He might even have to stop an assassin from killing the president.
I love this book a lot! I think you will too. To get your mitts on a copy, enter the contest:
Tell a story in fewer than 1o1 words.
Use these words:
Post your entry into the comments section of this blog.
Contest starts now, and runs to midnight on Saturday July 3; 35 hours from now.