I'm an award-winning author, at least according to the local Sooke Fall Fair. Like last year, I submitted a handful of short stories to the local fair in the Literary arts Section. Unlike last year, I had a lot more competition. Blue ribbons for first place don't mean quite as much when you're the only one in the class…
But this year, I had three firsts and two seconds. In only one category, I was the only entry. The others had competition! A much higher turnout than I recall from last year. Still, my ability to generate a lot of words (even if they are not always the most impressive ones) helped me garner the trophy prize; Most points in Literary arts. I suppose that it was bound to happen when I enter five categories and place in all.
It's not as prestigious as some, but it's my second set of ribbons, so they're going into the box beside my bed. I can pull them out when I start feeling inadequate.
D. Lambert, author
Fantasy novels that entice, inspire, and entertain.