Critter Alley

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And the Six Word Winner Is...

Photo by the talented Grace

Jenny! Jenny is another very talented lady, so be sure to check out her writing blog.

Here's Jenny's winning entry:

Dear Waterproof Mascara Company. You lied.

There were a lot of worthy contenders, which did not surprise me. I know how many awesome writers are out there, because I read your blogs!

So how did I narrow down my choice? I looked for a six word story that started the wheels turning. One that began to create a story in my mind. One that intrigued me enough that I wanted to know more.

The winning entry convinced me there must be quite an interesting tale behind what prompted those six little words. Don't you agree?

Congratulations to Jenny.  Your $25 prize will soon be on its way. And a huge thanks to each and every entrant. You are all absolutely amazing! (Great alliteration, eh?) 

Speaking of amazing, today Critter Alley hit a milestone. We now have 100 followers!

Thank you so much, dear readers. Without you there would be no Critter Alley.

Because what would be the point?


Mr. Pip said...

Very cool! Congratulations Jenny! Are you going to post any of the others? I would love to read them.

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter said...

Oh YES, I'm with Mr. Pip... I would love to read more of the entries.

BECKY said...

Congratulations to Jenny! Hers definitely was a very good one!! Thanks for hosting this very cool contest, Pat! Hope you have more in the future!! Oh, and a big congrats on hitting 100 Followers! That really is BIG!!

Maggie Mae said...

Congrats to Miss Jenny! Pip and Frankie are right, let's get to read some of thems!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats to Jenny! I think that was a great choice:)

Jenny said...

Wow! How fun! I love the illustration. Wow! I'm actually totally excited about this.

I'm glad you liked my little (operative word here) story.

Being short-winded has never been my strong suit.

Thank you so much! I am honored!

Jenny said...

And, so that it is not diluted by my effusive thanks, CONGRATULATIONS on 100 followers! That is such a cool moment. My next goal has been to have a comma in the number of followers but, boy, that seems like a long way away!

Thank you again!

Benny and Lily said...

Congratulations! Very cool
Benny & Lily

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry khlever!

Khongrats to the winner


KhonGRats on Follower #100!


Deborah said...

Congratulations Jenny! I loved that one too! It must have been hard to pick. I also liked the one about the kiss for 60 years...or something like that, but I liked it!
Congratulations on the 100 followers. It makes you feel good! Doesn't it? That is awesome!

Tammy said...

Congratulations to Jenny--I loved hers, too! And congratulations on your 100 followers!

Anonymous said...

A well deserved winner. Those six words would be a great start to at least a novella. Congrats Jenny.

Pat, you also picked the perfect picture to set it up. It is worth a thousand words.


Chewy said...


Thanks for commenting on my blog! I look forward to reading your many post.

the booker man said...

wowsers, that was an awesome 6 word story! gratsers to miss jenny!! and like everybuddy else, i agree. can we please read more of the other entries?
the booker man

little princess Luna~ said...

congrats jenny--very creative and touching~!! :)


El'bow and Hauwii said...

woooow super jenny :D

El'bow & Hauwii

Tina said...

Congrats on 100 followers! Great milestone. And of course congrats to my friend Jenny! I think it would be awesome if you published some of the other six word stories. Were they to be inspired by the picture, or did you pick the picture inspired by her story?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your picked a wonderful winner! Jenny is the best blog writer I know!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Congrats to Jenny, well done!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

angel-star said...

happy 100 followers critter alley--you deserve 100 roses an 100 doggie treats and the best life ever! love angelstar

Life With Dogs said...

Good call - that was one of my favorites :)

AngelPups said...

Love the photo and the winning entry! You're right, it definitely makes you wonder what "the rest of the story" is...Congrats, Jenny~

And I'm so happy to be your 100th follower! Funny thing is, on the Saturday Blogger Hop I followed you and I think my comment even said "Sorry I can only get you to 95..." but apparently it never went through. When I came back on Monday and saw there were 99 followers and mine wasn't there, I was so happy to add myself (again ;-) Congrats on a great milestone!

Marg said...

Congrats on the 100 followers. That sure is a great picture. That was a super entry. What were some of the others??

Holly said...

I adore Jenny...that is fabulous!

Sallie said...

Great choice! I liked that one too.


animal lover, quilt lover said...

So true!! Without our followers are blogs would be no fun at all!!!
Yes we have a pretty good camera but it will not stop thoughs wings!
They are so thrilling to see and be friends with!! I love it when they come right up to your face and hover, looking into your eyes.
Thanks for your visit.
xxoo, Fern

RMKK said...

Congratulations Jenny! I knew it was a winner as soon as I saw it.

Thanks for the 6 word challenge, Pat. And thank you for your many thoughtful comments on RMKK Companion.

Have a great day!

Happy Trails,

Deb said...

Woo Hoo Jenny.....that was great...

Shauna (Fido & Wino) said...

I love that story- what a great idea!

Jenny said...

I don't know why my address isn't coming through. I hope you get blog notification of new comments:

1539 East Elmwood Circle
Mesa, AZ 85203

Yaya' s Home said...

Yaaaaay, Jenny! BIG Congratulations for the creative muse. Cool Beans on the prize, too.

Pat, I'm thrilled for you reaching your 100th follower. Even better news... you are actually past 100 followers, now. Congratulations! Again.

~ Yaya

ocmist said...

Congratulations to Jenny! That was a very good one... I'm with some of the others and would love to read some of the others, too! (This is a back track and you might have already done this?)