Sunday, 8 August 2010

Reading Sunflowers

Brilliant Bloggie Friends – thank you once again for your lovely and encouraging comments about my little third prize win! Thank you!! You are all colours of the rainbow!

The stories are now up on the site here if you want to have a read. Incidentally my other story - The Last Shift - is a runner up too, yay!

And if you want a lovely fun scene, may I offer this?


It's a wonderful sight on my walk to and from the train station.

I hope they brighten your day as they do mine.

Charlie says: I thought I did that already!


Poor Charlie - I think I was too close to his face with my flashy thing! Oh dear!

Have a spiffing Sunday everyone!

46 comments:

Ann Best said...

That is a lovely scene! Almost as good as Charlie....

Jen says have a lovely Sunday. And so do I!! And I'm about to read your story. Yay....
Ann

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Charlie, you brighten our day every time we see you!!

Boonsong said...

Oh Jolly Hockeysticks. What a spiffingly good post old bean - or should that be 40 year young bean....
Love the sunflowers.
I hope Charlie's not feline left out. That would be a catastrophe.

Have a happy Sunday, Boonsong

Al said...

Spiffing indeed!
Poor Charlie :-(

Katnip Lounge said...

We're off to read a story! Mommy thinks it is SO COOL you won! You may inspire her try writing a bit...

Charlie, you brighten our day, every day!

Sónia Mendes said...

Hi Jenny and Charlie,

I have an award for you, come check it out on my blog...

Purrs from Gotchi

fairyhedgehog said...

Well done for third prize AND runner up as well!

Lovely photos too.

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

What lovely flowers. We hope you have a great, relaxing sunday!

Christine and FAZ said...

Flashy things are the bain of beautiful cats. FAZ

Kea said...

I just read your story--my reaction at the end? "Oh!" LOL. Well done, Jenn.

The sunflowers are lovely, such a wonderful sight on your way to and from work.

Smooches to Charlie, as always. Happy Sunday!

Words A Day said...

Just read your story, I love it, so seductive!
Like an apple itself, delicous bite by bite, line by line, till the crunch at the end. The rising tension was so well worked into the story. Thanks for posting the link. excellant writing - congratulations on your well deserved win!

The Chair Speaks said...

The sunflowers are lovely as Charlie is handsome. :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie is looking very floofilicious in his picture - we like the sunflowers but feel Charlie' picture is better.
Mum is going to read your story to us now.

Misery said...

your blog posts make me smile every single time I read them :) And with each post entry I regret more and more the fact that I'm allergic to cats! :(

Marg said...

Those sunflowers are terrific. And poor Charlie had to close his eyes from the flashy thing. But Charlie you do look terrific. Have a good day.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You blinded charlie with your brilliance.

Ellie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading both your stories, Jenny. Wow. Your writing rocks!

Susan Fields said...

I loved, loved, loved them both! Congratulations! I knew there was something not quite right about that lovely green-eyed lady... :)

Hart Johnson said...

Very nice story, Jenny! And sunflowers always cheer me up, too, though my VERY favorite sunflower image was an ambitious squirrel backing up a tree, dragging a whole sunflower head *snicker*

Banana and Cheese said...

Happy World Cat Day!

Brian said...

We're gonna go read your story too! Happy World Cat Day Charlie, I hope you have a wonderful World Cat Day every single day!

Purrfect: My word verification word was adopted!!!

Ginger Jasper said...

That is a gorgeous cheery scene to cheer you on your walk. Congrats on another prize, a first is just a whisper away. Happy world cat day. LOve the picture of Charlie. Hugs GJ xx

Jacqueline said...

Love the sunflowers, but Charlie is the lovliest photo on your blog=he brightens our day, everyday :)...Going to read your stories=YAY!!...Have a fun Sunday friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brigid said...

Just read your story, an excellent story with great characters.
There will be no stopping you now, congrats, bask in the glory.

ABBY said...

Hi Charlie

We love your furry face -- whether eyes open or closed-- it's simply purrfect.

Oh those sunflowers are so cheery!

purrin
xo
Abby

Jayne said...

Hi Jenny, just read your story - very clever! Tempting Eve, the apple - I didn't see it coming until the end, which is the whole point of a short story. And you had some lovely turns of phrase (turns of phrases?!) - I can see you'll be getting top prize in no time at all. Fab! Ginger and Abigail send sympathies to Charlie as well, they too have an owner who can be a bit trigger happy with her flash. :)

elizabeth mueller said...

LOL, I think Charlie is a sweetie! <3

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

What a beautiful path to walk on your way to the train. I have nothing quite so lovely.

Congrats on the runner up win as well!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Charlie always brightens my days! :)

Reenie said...

I love it how you have to read the story till the end till things start to fall into places all at once :)

Nice work!

-Reenie

wildcatwoodscats said...

Congrats ont he win! Looking goo Charlie even with flashy thing eyes!

Amanda said...

I love sun flowers - a really cheery sight!

And your story is FAB - what a brilliant twist!

Have a great week x

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

OMGoodness...I think you live next to my Nan and Gandad! Well...at least your garden does... Congrats on the good news on your story. I'm off to read about it....

Cheers! Hubby says if I can find a good ticket I can come over...I'll let you and Talli know...maybe we can get together :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Apples--Who would think they would think they could inspire a story? OH WAIT!!! Dr. Suess....Nice job, Friend....

Ann said...

Sunflowers and daffodils brighten any day.

Congrats on placing. Well done.
Clap, clap, clapping.

Jenny Woolf said...

That's a wonderful story - full of colour and well shaped - a real sunflower of a story!

I liked the way that the ending felt like the start of another story.

I reckon you should have won first prize.Well done!

Theresa Milstein said...

Funny twist at the end! I'd appreciate it even more than most. You really set the scene well. I could picture them, the neighborhood. Just enough backstory. Well done!

I wonder why he was staring intently at the apples.

Love the sunflowers. They always make me so happy.

Jackee said...

Two stories! Congrats!!! Thanks for the lovely sunflower pictures--my kids are wanting to pick every one they see around here.

Now I'm off to read your stories. Thanks for the link!

Talli Roland said...

Charlie looks like he's in pain! Poor Charlie, being tormented with your flashy thing.

Love the sunflowers!

Bossy Betty said...

Charlie-You always brighten our days!! Make no mistake, you ARE the star of the show here!

(Kitty--nice picture too!)

Deborah said...

I'm going over now to read your story!
Have a good night!
xxoo
Deborah

Deborah said...

Hi,
I just read "An Apple a DAY" and I LOVED IT!!! I'm printing The Last Shift and reading it later. I have to run. But An Apple a Day is great! You should have come in first! LOL
Have fun!
xxoo
Deborah

notesfromnadir said...

I just read the story & was really taken w/ how well you do dialogue & I really got a feeling for the greengrocers! The twist at the end was so cute & made me laugh.

You're a very talented writer & I look forward to reading more short stories.

Now Charlie, you keep encouraging her to write, ok? :)

The Monkeys said...

We are going to let our Mom read your story (our reading skills aren't that great), but we're sure she'll enjoy it!

Charlie, we understand how awful it is to have the flash right in your face, but you managed to remain calm and handsome. Well done!

laughingwolf said...

charlie rocks! :D

laughingwolf said...

i like your apple tale, kit :D