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In January, I participated in a challenge organized by 101words.org. The idea was to write one 101 word story each day–for 30 days. ‘Dad,’ a story written during the challenge, won the Issue 12 Writing Contest. Surely receiving the Man Booker Prize is next?

Writing Contest Issue 12 – Winner

 

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  1. Big congratulations! 🙂

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  2. Congratulations! Bravo! Felicitations! Hip-hip-Hooray!……(it’s no surprise to me..)

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    • To celebrate I’ll be taking a cruise around the world. I leave tomorrow.

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      • Does this mean you will be incommunicado, internet-wise?

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      • Yes, till I get to Istanbul. There we will be able to connect with the outside world (or so says the itinerary).

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      • Ah, and someone your age will probably recall when it was Constantinople….”Turkish delight on a moonlit night.”…Bon voyage, Prospero, enjoy!

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      • Constantinople, of course, but I like to sound like I’m in touch with modern travelers, even though I don’t give a tinker’s cuss about the trendy way they like to name–and color–a world map. I mean, Constantinople is turquoise on a proper map–none of this Prussian blue. I’m glad you reminded me of Turkish delight, or locoum (or locomotive, as I like to call it) because it rocks the palate.

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      • Perhaps,( since she concocted 1001 of them) you and the spirit of Scheherazade will be able to compare notes on the spinning of tales.

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      • I have no problem with such a meeting, so long as she doesn’t mind turquoise and doesn’t object to being spared for 5 nights only (as the ship sails on a rigorous schedule). One thousand and one nights is therefore out of the question, no matter how good her supercilious stories happen to be: nothing stands in the way of a Pomegranate Cruise Line departure.

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      • I understand perfectly. I won’t comment further, except to say that I wish you well on your journey into the nimbus- rich narrative dawns and fiery fictional sunsets of your turquoise (pronounce it “tur-kwahz” as in French) travels. Some of us bloggers will be waiting here—with bated breath— when you get back.

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      • Oh, I don’t mind chatting with you, Scheherazade. Besides, how long could it possibly take to pack a trunk full of personal effects (wands, ampules of ambergris, holy scriptures, et cetera).

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  3. Do you have to be gracious? You were robbed! I liked yours the best!

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    • I am trying to put on a brave face, as yet again not being given the nod for the Man Booker Prize flattens–picture an elephant sitting on a top hat–my tender though megalomaniacal ego.

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      • A tender megalomaniac – now there’s an interesting blend. Rather like coffee and rum.

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  4. Dad was my favorite so far Prospero – congratulations, I’m jumping up and down with joy!!

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  5. This is a comment by Roxana, who is a blogger from Poland, I think. Anyhoo, she informed me in a series of threatening emails that the wordpress gremlins (six in total–all currish and impudent) would not allow her to post her comment and asked if I could intervene (thus avoiding a protracted lawsuit).


    and what a delight to sit back and enjoy all the joyous praise in the comments, bestowed upon my favourite magician!!! (after having been finally taught about the heroic aura of cigars in certain parts of the world, and no, i am not from Constantinople, but quite near 🙂

    (yet i must make another confession, that superhero photo is so cute that it stole a bit of your glory, maestro! 🙂

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