SYTYCW: Off to the Races

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It was a long weekend in this writer’s house.

There was a lot of frantic revising. More than one navel-gazing, woe-is-me social media post. And even some tears.

But in the end, I loaded up my chapter to the So You Think You Can Write contest entry form and hit publish.

After all, what do I have to lose? At worst I suffer a little public humiliation. But you’re talking to the girl who just performed a face plant in the middle of her open-plan office. Humiliation is the name of my game.

At best, I end up with a publishing contract.

And at the very least, I get all the motivation I need to finish this thing.

So far, reviews have been good.

“I love the humor in this, and spicy it is,” said one reader.

“I can’t believe the shy and sweet Amber Page wrote this awesome filth,” said another.

A third said, simply, “RAWRRR!”

In case you hadn’t guessed, it is in fact quite spicy. After all, the whole premise of the story is based on a one night stand. A little sexy time is required.

All that to say…if you know me, and are uncomfortable knowing how filthy my mind can get, you may want to skip the second to the last scene. Or even the whole thing. I promise not to be offended.

Still with me? Alright.

Enjoy the first chapter of Winner Takes All. And feel free to leave me a comment when you’re done. The editors may or may not be taking comments into account when choosing the 50 submissions that will make the first cut.

Here’s hoping that this is just the beginning of ┬áthe journey and NOT the end of my story.

Fingers and toes crossed.

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