Midlife Collage is currently publishing a piece I wrote called “In the Beginning: My First Time (as a storyteller).” It will be posted (along with four other stories) on their site through noon (Pacific Time, U.S.A.) on Sunday, July 7. If my story gets the most votes, I receive $50 and potentially could receive $100. I would really appreciate it if you would click on the link (below), read my story, and vote for it (if you feel so led). To whet your appetite, here is the opening of an early version of the story –
Last night, I attended The Bloomington Storytelling Project’s event “In the Beginning” which was held at The Bishop – a very friendly neighborhood bar on South Walnut St. (near the courthouse). I arrived early. You see, there is a superstitious technique I learned from some Indiana high school football players who, the night before and away game would visit the opponent’s stadium and urinate on the four corners of the field (thus “claiming the territory”). Though I kept my pee to the men’s urinal, I did go four times before I shared my story and I really think it helped.
Note: The story is now up. The direct link is here: “In the Beginning: My First Time (as a storyteller)”. “Like” it to vote. My chances to win are greatly enhanced if you also leave a comment. If you are truly inspired you can read the other stories as well, then go to the Closing Argument page and explain why my story is the best. If you do this, I’ll probably be your virtual friend for life.
As the Chicago alderman said, “Vote early, and often.”