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Monday, May 14, 2007


Food-Writing Culinary Mystery Contest
Entry Fee: None
Write your best culinary mystery short story. The story must be NO LONGER than 1,200 words, must include food as an element in the story, however minor, must have some mystery in the plot, and must be emailed to me by June 15, 2007.
Winners announced July 1, 2007.
All entrants must be Food Writing subscribers. (that's Free)
One First Place Winner receives $100
Two Second Place Winners receive $50
Three Third Place Winners receive $25

Bird Times
Pays: 10 cents/word on the final edited published word count
Short articles 500 to 1,000 words
Features 1,200 to 2,000 words.
Covers all types of companion birds: parrots, canaries and finches, budgerigars, cockatiels, pigeons and doves.

Bird Stories
We've had various birds during our married life. I'm not a big fan of them since they make a lot of racket. (I like quiet animals) But Greg's always had a natural affinity for birds. When we first got married we lived in an apartment that didn't allow dogs, but you could have birds. So we adopted two little finches from a pet store that had them labeled as Normal Finches.

So we named him, Normal. And her, Abi-normal
LOL --You had to be there.

Later in life, we had a parrot.
Evidently, parrots taste like chicken.
At least, according to the dog.