To quote Dizzy Dean, “It ain’t bragging if it’s true!”
Did I not tell y’all the SBV Belles rocked AMERICAN AUTHOR night on ATS LIVE? After reading the short stories they wrote with crazy hard prompts, in real-time radio, in a ridiculously brief amount of time, I feel like I can hear a chorus of “amens” even as I type. (That fun show is up on the podcast page of Shellie.TV!)
It is now time to crown the winner. In my dreams I would present her with a GOLDEN PEN award, a ala Oscar himself. Sadly, the management team at All Things Southern said we didn’t have the funds in the bank account. Granted, Dixie Belle heads up that division and I did notice there are plenty of doggie bones piled up in the warehouse, but who am I to question the powers that be around here?
(Oh, yeah– if you were listening to the live show that evening, you already know who won. I’m going to have to ask you feign surprise, ‘k? You know, the way you do when your children present you with burned breakfast in bed although you heard the fire alarm and the kitchen commotion that preceded it. THANKS!)
Another drum roll please…………………………
Okay. I confess. I’m trying to draw this out the way they do on the TV contests. Did I mention that the winner was chosen by who accumulated the most Facebook likes? Yes. We’re very accountable around here.
Last one, I promise….Drum roll please……………………….
The winner of this episode of AMERICAN AUTHOR is……………………………
Congrats, Rachel! I loved your story and I do believe it was this twist that took you over the top: “Dude,” Dave laughed. “What you been smoking? There’s no one there. Besides old Paul’s daughter had been dead for decades.”
Yeah. No one saw that coming.
Thanks for playing belles and thank you, Southern Belleview readers, for being a part of our community here. We treasure y’all.
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is an author, speaker, and radio host who likes to invent crazy fun things to do on air. ATS LIVE is not your average talk show. Follow Shellie home and visit at http://www.allthingssouthern.com.