"Penultimate: The Devil and Michael Hastings" Story #5
And I had a restorative weekend, cooking artichokes and building my energy for the final story.
If there's anyone out there that has ever mentioned that they may want to get involved in this project, tell them now is the time! There are scant few days left.
This week's awards!
Setting: Eau Claire, Wisconsin from Kevin Jackson. Kevin, I don't know how you knew it, but Eau Claire is actually a setting from The Collective (the book)!
Character: Hilda von Stricker from Elinor Mills. Elinor - I'm sorry we didn't have the page space to meet Hilda in person, but I loved this idea.
Sentence: Pam Torno's "I had no heroes, and then you let me down, and now I have negative heroes!" As soon I saw this one, I imagined the little boy standing there with arms akimbo and his face in a pout.
Word: Boustrophedon from Mikael Vejdemo Johansson. Yet another new word I got to learn this week!
This week's soundtrack:
Get ready for the final story! It will be epic in every sense of the word. Think big!
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