# 659 for OJ

29 Oct

A long, long while ago, in what almost seems like another lifetime, I scribbled a desultory little something for the Caferati Quick Tales contest. The days passed, and then weeks and months, and The Story of Little Post slipped out of immediate memory.

Apparently, not everyone is as absent-minded as I. The good judges at Quick Tales found my story worthy of shortlisting and here it is, among other keen contenders for the People’s Choice Prize Poll.

Now here’s where you come in. If you like it enough, act on it. Rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest score). Obviously, the story with the highest (and most) ratings wins the People’s Choice Poll. But first, please take a  brief moment to join Live Journal. Only LJ members can poll. The poll will remain open for at least 2 weeks from October 28, 2008. For more information on how to go about it, click here.

I understand it may be painful to sign up and rate when it’s so much easier to peacefully lurk and then click the browser shut, but flex that wrist a little. Please? It may not be the best 500 word fiction of all time, but I’d really appreciate feedback all the same.


Head over.




Questions, if any, will be answered in the comments section of this post.

#659 thanks you for your time and attention.  Regular programming to resume shortly.

19 Responses to “# 659 for OJ”

  1. sagarone October 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    There is something wrong going on there. 😦

    I read your wonderful post, but when I try to register at LiveJournal, it is impossible to prove I am human. I gave up after about 30 tries.

    So much for de-lurking.

  2. Orange Jammies October 29, 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    sagarone: Thanks for delurking. 🙂 What exactly is the problem? I had a couple friends email to tell me they’ve been able to register alright, so it doesn’t seem to be a universal issue.

    Has anyone else been having a similar problem?

  3. Chips October 29, 2008 at 3:15 pm #

    Just delurking to say that I didn’t have a problem creating an account.

    Love your blog, but haven’t commented before.

  4. sagarone October 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    Finally got it sorted out. Seems LiveJournal does not like Chrome. With Firefox it was a breeze. 🙂

  5. DewdropDream October 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm #

    Not sure if you’re looking for this word, but… CUTE. Very very cute. Liked it very much indeed 🙂

    Reminded me of a story I wrote long ago about a little tuft of grass. Would have loved to dig it up, unfortunately it’s not with me.

  6. Anamika October 29, 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    Delurking to tell u that I rated your story. Liked it 🙂

  7. Dipta October 29, 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    Lovely Little Post… When I read about this contest, I had wondered if you would write one entry of 495 words or 9 entries of 55 words each!

  8. Orange Jammies October 30, 2008 at 1:30 am #

    Chips: Hello there! Now that we’ve established that I don’t eat readers for breakfast, maybe you’ll comment again sometime? 😉

    sagarone: Yay! Thanks for taking the trouble. 🙂

    DewdropDream: Thank you. 🙂 Do let us read the story if you ever unearth it.

    Anamika: See? Delurking is painless! 🙂 Thank you for your vote.

    Dipta: How were you so sure I’d submit an entry? 😕 This one was sent in 2 hours before the deadline. Did you write some of your fabulous 55s? 🙂

  9. Mish October 30, 2008 at 8:09 am #

    hello! been lurking around here for a while – had to delurk and tel u that ur story was reeeally good!!

    i even made an account and rated it!!

    i hope you do win…!! all the best! *hugz*

  10. Kavitha October 30, 2008 at 8:43 am #

    delurking to say…. done rating your story ! Good luck 1

  11. Orange Jammies October 30, 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    Mish: You know, winning would be fabulous, but at the risk of sounding terribly cliched, what’s made me all smiley is that so many of you guys delurked. :mrgreen:

    Kavitha: Thank you! 🙂

  12. aneela z October 30, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    Lest we forget our South Asian traditions Im “ballot stuffing” as I write…Im betting on two of my horses (you-inspite of your “channeling Palin” tomm) and Obama to win…SO YOU BETTER PIP THE POST.

  13. Aunty G October 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    I want your autograph
    With a full paragraph
    It’ll be a surprise
    If you don’t win a prize
    With your ratings going way above the graph!!!

  14. Orange Jammies October 31, 2008 at 1:49 am #

    aneela: 😆 Aww, I’m one of those ponies who’ll stop for a munch of grass before sauntering past the finish line.

    Aunty G: Sniff. I love you too, Aunty G. You make me feel all speshul.

  15. suma November 3, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    landed here from i don’t know where and had to tell you i really liked that short tale…

    hope it wins…:) all the best

  16. Orange Jammies November 3, 2008 at 11:46 am #

    suma: Hello and thank you. 🙂

  17. d November 4, 2008 at 10:46 pm #

    That really was sweet . Lost patience with LJ. sorry

  18. Orange Jammies November 4, 2008 at 11:41 pm #

    d: Thank you. 😥


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