A very wise person told me one time… “If you want someone to read your story… you better have a good title…”

How could I not read something titled “The Edible Rock”?

This is a wonderful speech, Katherine!

Feisty Red Hair

A few months back, I wrote about the public speaking competitions held by the Royal Canadian Legion and the Lions Club that I entered year after year as a child.  Now my younger brothers are repeating the cycle.

This year, my fifteen-year-old brother did very well in the public speaking competition sponsored by the Lions Club.  He even reached the provincials this past weekend, though unfortunately did not win.

Hearing about his experience brought back memories from 2003, when I won the Legion Provincials for a speech I wrote about salt.  Curiosity aroused, I hunted high and low for a copy, but couldn’t find it.  The computer I’d used at the time was no longer in existence and I feared my speech had been lost forever.

Grandma saved the day.  Being the proud grandma she was, she had kept a copy to show off to her friends and agreed to…

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About VeronicaThePajamaThief

Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found athttp://veronicathepajamathief.blogspot.com/ andhttp://veronicathepajamathiefwritespoetry.blogspot.com/, andhttps://veronicathepajamathief.wordpress.com/
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