And the Winner is —

Cranky Yankee! for her entry The Mangrove Legacy.

Hurrah and kudos to her — she will have to let me know how she would like her name to appear in the serial novel and whether she desires to be helpful or to perish ignominiously, and I will be working her into the narrative, just like Emily Bronte did with all her friends and relatives.

But the remainder of the entrants will not go away empty handed: it was a very difficult choice to make, and in honor of that, I will be working little hints of some of the contestants and their entries into the story, which I hope will meet with your satisfaction.

Thank you all for showing your support and taking part in the contest.

Exegi monumentum aere perennius…


  1. Crispinus says:

    …regali situ pyramidum altius. (or is that humilius?In any event, you’ll be able to say along with Horace at the end:lauro cinge volens, Melpomene, comam.

  2. K. A. Laity says:

    I am always in search of that laurel wreath — some day, some day.It is fortunate to have some Latin (even if one does not intend to be a judge), although I bow before your knowledge. My Latin is rudimentary and aided by technological tools…

  3. Wow, I am honored! But I can’t believe you picked THAT one.I wish to be known with a capital “B”, so not to be confuse with the peasant of the same name in my town.Heh….

  4. K. A. Laity says:

    Hee hee — it’s actually the most “gothic” sounding of all the entries, so I thought it to be perfect.Capital “B,” so noted — but do you want to be helpful, or to perish ignominiously? Perhaps I should email you directly so we don’t give it away too soon…

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