Friday, October 30, 2015

Tooting my own horn...

Beastly Bear Fiction

Hi Folks!

Those that know me already know, those that don't will find out.
I'm not really one for blowing my own horn, never have been.

Probably stems from my school days where I was quite accomplished in Drama Club. I won several "best actor" awards in local and regional competitions and was duly proud. In discussing this with my extended family, I was later told that someone I was very fond of thought that I was very conceited about my successes.
I never spoke of them again.

Fast forward to this week.

I entered the Yeah Write weekly micro story challenge. This weeks prompt was "where can I get one of those?". You may not use the prompt in the body of the story or in the title, but you must convey the idea so that even someone that doesn't know the prompt would understand.

I lucked upon a pretty good idea I thought, going with a Depression-era story.

Lo and behold, I actually won this week by a single vote. Just eking by EagleAye and his "Curious Encounter" (he is really great, check out the link to his site). Only fair he took third last week with one more vote than me. Lol

My deepest thanks to any that voted for me, and a deeper thanks to those who took time out of their day to read all the entries and vote.

So this is my Horn blowing post! I still have tons of room to improve, (as not even half of the 36 voters thought I was one of the top 3) but this is encouraging. 

So, I will wear my badge proudly and display it here as well as my regular blog Den of the Beastly Bear. Stop by if you enjoy my writing, there I tell true life stories in what I hope are entertaining ways.
There, now you will hear no more about it!

Be Well Folks!

Beastly Bear


  1. Great job Joe! Congratulations!!!!!! I wasn't allowed to be proud of any accomplishments either. My mom would always snark, 'Mother Mother Mother pin a rose on me!!' It made me feel so bad that now I put myself down constantly.

  2. Congrats again. You do realize you are entitled to also display the top 3 badge for that post too, right? By coming in first you also earned that one as well.

    1. Seems redundant Kathy, if I'm ever in the top three again I'll nab one. And an editors pick would be nice someday...

  3. congrats joe! good job you!!!!
    you have bragging rights and anyone who says we shouldn't be happy for ourselves sucks!

    i was raised with that ''don't go thinking too much of yourself'' kind of mentality too.
    well shit if we can't be happy for ourselves how can we really be joyful for others. it took me into my 40's to let my little light shine, no dimming me down now. you shine on joe! GOOD JOB!!!!! :D

  4. Thank you ever so much Tracie! I know, it's just still hard...thankfully I have some good friends to kick me in the butt and make me take a bow.

  5. Honk, honk, honk, honk!! I'm tooting your horn too! :D