My Wandering Uterus Contest

2018-04-30 07.00.03

MY WANDERING UTERUS CONTEST: You’ve read the book, now win the swag! This fancy schmancy tote bag can be yours, including stickers of both the My Wandering Uterus cover image and the lovely Ute Face designed by SL Johnson! How can you win? Here are the rules:

Write about a travel adventure you have had in 100 words or less. It may be moving, funny, awe-inspiring or just poignant. Doesn’t matter if you traveled to the next town or the next planet.

Add it as a comment here on this very blog post. If you’ve not posted here before there may be a slight delay as posts are held in case of spam.

Do this before next Wednesday, May 9th at 5pm EDT.

No purchase necessary (though reading and reviewing the book is ALWAYS welcome and encouraged); there is only ONE prize to give away. Open worldwide. Winner will be chosen — doubtless capriciously and unfairly — by me and my decision will be final and irrevocable. Winner will retain all rights to their written piece, but I will be allowed to publish it on this website as ‘Contest Winner’ in a blog post next week. Winner will also need to give me an address to which I should mail the prize.

Go to it!

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  1. That bag is adorable. I’ll have to get one.

    1. katelaity says:

      They really turned out nice!

  2. S.L. Johnson says:

    Fabulous swag and a fun contest!

  3. Sue Oriana Miller says:

    It was one of those Cache Lake nights. The day had been warm. The sun was lowering with the cool mist elevating off the lake like smoke. The eerie darkness wrapped me in it’s arms. In my canoe the slow rhythm of my paddle swished matching the beat of my heart song. And there, in the darkness, a the faint call of all the wise women of these woods called out to me. “Ssssh, they said, hear that? The whistle of the wind? Be glad you are here, strong woman, and just keep paddling.”

      1. Sue Oriana Miller says:

        Thanks. So out of my comfort zone. Thanks for the opportunity.

        1. katelaity says:

          I like luring people out of their comfort zones — so many things to find!

  4. Several years ago I went to a blogger convention located on the coast of North Carolina in February. I remember it being quite a bit cold but I still took my butt out to the beach. I dug my toes into the sand and sang “I am here, all manner of good things will come to now” over and over and over. I will never forget that it felt like being on the edge with waves crashing towards me carrying energy from far off places. Like some gift or blessing was going to lap at my feet at any moment. I think it did, that memory feels as strong as if it happened yesterday.

    1. katelaity says:

      Wow! That’s lovely.

  5. The Point of No Return
    We were young and eager to get to the party, which was 100 miles away, but we had a fast car and high spirits. We were stoked to go to our first college bash. We had made plans to meet our friend, who told us about the fun frat event. Along the way, we joked and toked, or toked and joked. By that time, we weren’t sure which came first, but we found we took the wrong turn. And another wrong turn, until we decided to just stick to our own party.

  6. Karen Adams says:

    I’d been traveling in Africa when our small plane made a fueling stop in Angola. We’d been traveling for 2 weeks and looked it. The pilot said to go on the tarmac and stretch our legs. I was first out and as I came down the stairs, 4 limo’s with diplomatic flags raced towards us. They stopped and a highly tailored gent got out, looked at me and said, “President of Algeria?”.
    I said, “Not yet.” True story.

    1. katelaity says:

      HAHAHAHAHAH! Wonderful!

  7. We entered theTemple of Ptah in Karnak. It was cool and refreshing after the bright sunlight. His statue was small, but dominated the room. We were then led into an adjoining chamber and the connecting door was closed. We could see nothing, not even our fellow travelers. We waited patiently not knowing why our guide had brought us here. As our eyes adjusted to the limited light, the form of Sekhmet appeared suddenly from the darkness as if by magic. In that moment, I understood the true meaning of awe.

    1. katelaity says:

      Wow! Sekhmet always astonishes.

  8. Leigh Fought says:

    On that trip of monsters and mythical beasts, a prosaic pony arose from the hillside at the top of the stairs and took hold of my sleeve. I wandered the jet forests and ichthyosaurs beneath human bones and vampire lairs. A sainted pagan abbess swept through Nazi-made rubble, and time breathed mist across the labyrinth. For an hour, I was not the step-something wife of his old age on a family vacation such as I would never take with my own. I was the descendant of Vikings and Picts and fools and elves, a selkie who found her skin.

    [I’ve tried posting this before but I have a WordPress account under a different name and it’s giving me all sorts of issues — or am I missing a rule that disqualifies me? I’ll be so embarrassed!]

    1. katelaity says:

      Awesome story! You’re fine. Your name is in the hat.

      1. Leigh Fought says:

        Oh good! Yea! And, thank you!

  9. Janet Brennan Croft says:

    It could have been a conference like all the others, but some sense of possibility was trembling in the air. The moon was full, the con suite was emptying out, the night was warm and the campus deserted. Wandering around drunk on beer and potential till two in the morning, even though I had an 10:00 AM paper to give, sounded like a good idea at the time. It still may be the best idea the two of us ever had.

    1. katelaity says:

      Ah, con memories!

  10. katelaity says:

    Winner announced Tuesday!

  11. katelaity says:

    Unable to choose, I have surrendered to the random number generator and the winner is — Karen Adams! Please send me your contact info via the contact form (link at the top of the page).

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