And here are the winner’s of the Prickliest Pickle Contest….(drumroll)…
1st Place: Wendy Lawrence! Congratulations on an awesomely prickly pickle! You get a free signed copy of PICKLE IMPOSSIBLE!
Runners up: Bryan Stutzman and Marlo Iancona Berliner! Super sticky pickles too! You get a query letter critique from me or Elana!
And a pat on the back to all entries, which were great fun to read.
We will be in touch with the winners, who are asked to contact Elana and I to coordinate their prizes.
Here is the winning entry by Wendy:
I looked around. Only one door. No windows. Two walls, and two drop-offs to the ground many stories below. I looked at my watch. Three minutes to go. I turned my attention to the drop-offs. Much too far to jump (even holding a giant helium balloon!), but off to the side where the wall bent away from me, there was a ledge. I followed it with my eyes and saw that, a few hundred feet away, the ledge met up with an open door on the far side of the building. Trying not to look at the parking lot below me, I walked as quickly as I dared, surprised a bunch of workers putting up a new exhibit as I came in from the side of the building. With balloons trailing behind me, I ran full-speed through their construction zone, most of the museum, and straight onto the stage. Luckily, I have more stage presence than common sense. “Ladies and Gentlemen,” I said as I put the balloons down, “welcome to the bubble show!”
What a pickle!
Thanks to all the participants and congrats, Wendy!