Monday, June 22, 2009
Lucan Writers Rock!
So, I took home silver from the Jonathan Swift Writing awards last night. Yay! Go me. Was completely, over the top, thrilled. Sorry to everyone round me last night, was a little mad :)
But I experienced a peculiar sensation last night too. I was even happier for the winner! Yes, the wonderfully talented Louise Philips took top spot with a psychological tour de force story about love, rejection and murder! Such a deserving winner, not just because her story was class, but because the lady herself is such a lovely and talented person.
And I couldn't forget the unstoppable Mr Mohan and his extraordinary poetry - he was just pipped at the post for top spot, but that was only because his poetry is so good, most peoples minds are too puny to fully appreciate it.
The whole thing has put me in such a good mood. Last Monday the letter about the short list popped through my door and that set me up for the week, and now this Monday, again am in good form on what is typically a very glum day. But I'm sitting here in my messy kitchen, looking out at my courgette plants, a little bit of sun peeking through, and all is well with the world. (I've even been letting the baby eat jam sandwiches and watch Spongebob - hmm, perhaps should stop that...)
Okay - what competition is next?
(P.S. I want to say to the other Lucan writers who entered, but didn't get a nod - yis were robbed!)