Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dog Days of Summer E-chap Released

"When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it." ~Bernard Baily

That quote popped up as one of the quotes of the day on my igoogle home page. It's very true but does not apply to two people today: Michael J. Solender and Sam Adamson who are, in fact, sharing the incredible glare of the spotlight.

Michael released his E-chapbook today at his blog not from here, are you? The 80 stories included were entries in his Dog Days of Summer Contest during the summer. The stories had to contain the words 'summer' and 'heat' and had to be exactly 101 words in length.

Contest winner was Sam Adamson for his story The Pit of Hades. You can find him lurking at his blog Future; Nostalgic. Take a moment and read Michael's funny interview with Sam at The Not. And then pour a glass or mug or whatever of your favourite bevvy and sit and read the wonderful stories in the Dog Days of Summer chap. My story, Escaping the Heat, can be found on page 48 of this fine publication.

11 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Iced coffee. Always iced coffee.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Beer for me. But not so early in the afternoon. Definetely later, Alan.

Cate Gardner said...

Ha! Ball in the beehive. Funny.

Michael Solender said...

right in the center I might add..thanks for playing!

Aaron Polson said...

Nice work Alan. I love the simple, "innocent" imagery.

Danielle Ferries said...

Classic quote. It gave me a chuckle.

Jen Brubacher said...

I'm not sure how long since it went up (I can be oblivious that way) but I adore your new photo up on your header.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Natalie- I bet you'd be a big fan of the Tim Horton's ice caps they sell here.

Jeremy- Cheers! I join you for one later.

Cate- Hmmm...the imagery of that wasn't too obvious, was it?

Michael- That kid was a straight shooter! I had fun writing it. That's a mighty fine chapbook you've created, sir. I hope you run the project again next summer.

Aaron- THanks. It was an innocent coming-of-age bit, but not so innocent as things turned out.

Danielle- Ha! I'm sure we all know a handful of people that applies to!

Jen- The banner has only been up a week. That shot of Signal Hill was taken by the husband of a writer friend of mine here on The Rock. His name is Terry Adey, a local landscape photographer. If you click on the iceberg in the top-right corner you'll be magically transported to his web site.

Cathy Olliffe said...

Terry's photos are incredibly beautiful.
Your story was awesome, Monsieur Davidson.

David Barber said...

Sorry for my lateness. Well done and it's a great book from a great contest. And, I might add, with some great photo's.

kathryn said...

Love that quote. It's unfortunate how many ppl think the universe revolves around them. It's okay when you're a child...but you're supposed to grow out of it, right?