Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 29, 2011

Free Fall Friday – Last Chance for Contest

Here’s Betsy:

Another delightful illustration by the talented Carlyn Beccia! I just love this picture with all its marvelous details. And colors. I recommend you look closely so as not to miss a single thing. It is hard for me to pick my favorite detail, though I am partial to the cat in the bicycle basket. And the pug. In our present economy the sellers certainly know how to price their unwanted goods to sell. Spelling, however, is obviously not their forte.

With so much to play with (thanks to Carlyn and her brilliant imagination), I am confident you can come up with a first paragraph, at least. Especially with a small child being offered for free at the yard sale. Perhaps a sibling wrote that sign and pinned it to the child. Or maybe it was the pug.

While you work on your first page, I plan to scout the yard sales in North Carolina while I am here tending to my parents’ needs. You never know, I might found something fabulous to bring home with me on the plane.

Happy writing, everyone!  I promise to have a new post on my blog by the weekend. To deal with my stress, I have taken moments each day to follow interesting subjects with my camera: baby squirrels, a family of cardinals, and my view of UNC hospital.

Remember this is the last week to submit a first page inspired by a Free Fall Friday Picture.  Many of you are attending the June Conference.  Why not submit something you could win up to $15 to use at the conference.  With the raffle and the bookfair that could come in  handy.


Talk soon,



  1. Kathy, I don’t remember the rules for the contest! I was looking, just to see if it’s something I can try to do. I DO remember it was using illustrations within a specific time frame, but just can’t remember. *sigh*


  2. Donna,

    I added the link to the first post about this. You can write something for each or anyone of them and there will be a winner for each month.



  3. Thanks so much, Kathy 🙂 As you know, I haven’t been able to keep up with your blog the way I’d like to, and missed the very first post of this. How cool—Harris Burdick!


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