Ok friends, here you have it: The Just for the Hell of It Contest!
Here's how it works: You pick three posts that I have written. Take the titles of each post, and use them to write a little story (it can be totally fictional!) about Lucy. It could be a story about what Lucy would be like if she were human, if she and your horse met and fell in love, or really anything...the possibilities are endless. Then link to the specific posts so that everyone can read your favourite posts.
Here's a little tip: on the right-hand side of the blog, the Blog Archive lists all of the entries by year and month. If you expand them all, you can easily see the titles of the entries, which should make it fairly easy to pick three good ones.
Here's an example:
I had a dream last night, in which Lucy had a very clean mouth, and not the dirty one she had over the winter that was spewing out lots of foul horsey language when she had a "Mare Moment" (or five). A tail swish here, a four letter word tossed back at me (ears!) as she disagreed with my leg being where it , or that time we were quietly cantering around the ring when she decided that nonsense was boring, and then we were flying! Oh that was so much fun...NOT! But through it all, even though I don't think she'll ever be a mare without an opinion (because let's face it, then she'd be a gelding!), I do appreciate her quirks, and I love my mare!
Posts I referenced:
And Then We Were Flying!
In Which Lucy Has A Very Clean Mouth
I Love My Horse!
So the winner will get his or her choice of:
a) a 5x7" original graphite portrait drawn of his or her animal (sorry kids, it has to be an animal; I DESPISE drawing people). If you are a horsey person and have a horse, great! If not, you could have a portrait of your cat/dog/ferret/gecko/whatever. As long as it is not human, I'm game!
b) a custom designed logo for their blog!
The winner will also have the opportunity to do a guest blog here about anything they choose, in which they can of course link back to their blog!
AND we will have a second place winner! (I know, so fabulous!!), and THAT lucky person will receive a little trinket from Rolex! I have no idea what will be available there but I can assure you whatever I choose for you will be awesome, so do not fret, second place winner!
The first place winner and second place winner will be randomly drawn from a hat. You may enter only one story, BUT you can get an additional entry by posting about this contest on your blog, and linking me to it.
Entries must be posted as a comment here so that I can keep track of them.
The contest ends on Sunday, 4/24, at midnight. I will post the winners on Monday, 4/25.
Have fun, get creative (think of it like a crazy game of Mad Libs!) and good luck!