Monday, October 3, 2011

#MenageMonday and Winner's Announcement

Good afternoon. I'm getting a late start on things today, but there are a few things I wanted to mention.

Today is #MenageMonday on Cara Michaels' blog, where she offers the #MenageMonday Challenge. I'm a participant this time and there are three prompts: a photo, a phrase, and the Judge's choice. This week it's the Greek gods. Come stop by and read all the great posts in the comments section.

I also wanted to announce the winner of Cara Michaels Interview giveaway: @CRMoss! Congratulations! You won a copy of Gaea's Chosen: The Mayday Directive. If you get a chance, please look her up on Twitter and congratulate her.

Thanks for stopping in and happy reading!


I won Judge's Pet for my #MenageMonday entry. The badge is to the left below the Judge's Badge. My entry and the prompts are below. Three prompts: the photo, the phrase "last call" and the Greek gods in reference or as character. 200 words max.

Athena bowed her head over the muddy soil of the two week old grave. She’d been named for the Goddess of Wisdom and Strategy, but her last op to apprehend gunrunner Michael Jackson had ended with the death of her partner. Some strategy.

“Oh, God, Ky, I’m so sorry.”

They’d staged the op at a costume ball on Halloween night at a local night club. Most of the men wore nothing more than a sock, while the women wore three postage stamps. She’d felt overdressed in her Vegas Vamp costume.

Ky had been the sexiest man there in his Thor getup, but it hadn’t stopped the gunrunner’s bullets. She’d lost a piece of herself when he went down.

“Last call,” she whispered, upending a 750ml bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey onto the headstone. “I wish I’d said I love you.”

Strong arms wrapped around her from behind, making her yelp and drop the bottle.

“You can say it now, if you like.” His breath brushed her ear.

She turned, scanning his body. “You’re alive?”

“Merrahs are hard to kill. Especially Ky Merrah.” Then he winked. “Unlike Michael Jackson, I don’t catch ‘fire’ easily.”

Woo-hoo! I had so much fun! Thanks to Cara Michaels for the award. Please head on over to her blog and check out the other offerings and winners. I was in good company and was really lucky. There are some great writers who come each week. Happy reading! :)

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