My first post of the year is a throwback, and my first reading of the year was at Portuguese Artists Colony, the music, reading, and live writing event that's always dynamic. This time, I was a guest reader, but the last time I read there was in 2011, when I shared the completed version of a story I'd written to win the live writing competition. That story is called "The Nun's Daughter," but it's come to be known as my stripper nun story. That's because, well, it's a stripper nun story, and who cares about a title when you've got stripper nuns? And I guess you can't just go around telling people you have a stripper nun story without sharing said story with those who didn't hear it the first time, so I'm sharing it with you now.
Visit the Portuguese Artists Colony for their upcoming events. Next up, we'll get to hear live writing champion Lori Savageau finish her intriguing story, inspired by the prompt, "She still had baby teeth."
In the meantime, you can read my story here. Or, if you you're curious about how often I giggle while reading a stripper nun story, watch the video below. I'd like to say I've grown as a writer since then, but I'll be honest - if writing stripper nun stories is wrong, I don't want to be right.