Yes, it’s that time of year when I dutifully try to win the Highlights Contest. I seriously think that one of these years, the Highlights folks will give me a special award. Something like “Most Entries into Highlights Contest Without Winning.” Or maybe the “Seriously? You Again Award.”
But this year is going to be different. The 2011 theme is embarrassing moments. I can come up with a few ideas without even racking my brain. I mean, my middle name in grade school was “Embarrassment.” And so now, I can use the Highlights Fiction Contest as a sort of cathartic exercise.
Not to worry, though. The names of the innocent will be changed. Or will they?
(Entries due by January 31st, no fee, up to 750 words. Get more details here.)