After sharing with you some of my failed competition entries, I am delighted to announce that I have finally won a poetry competition: a wonderful Halloween treat! I found the competition, from Friends of Dorothy Poetry Series, on Instagram. The call was to ‘Submit 2 poems, 1 on Halloween, 1 on Revolution, no more than 39 words each.’ This was such an unusual challenge that I could not resist taking part.
My poems ‘What the Hell-o-ween?’ and ‘Atomic Revolution’ were chosen as winning entries, alongside the wonderfully talented Jaya Avendel and Constance Bourg! These poems will be published in the Halloween/Revolution Chapbook from Priming the Pump Publishing on 31 October. I was also asked to write a collaborative poem with the Chapbook’s editor, Renée LaMie. This was the first time I’ve written a collaborative poem, and it was an enjoyable and inspiring experience. Both of our final edits of this poem will also appear in the chapbook, mine under the title ‘Halloween Triumph.’ There will be a limited number of chapbooks printed, so if you would like a copy, order early to avoid disappointment!
Here is a taster from my poem ‘What the Hell-o-ween?’
It’s a ‘hell-o’-we-need
some fun tonight’
kind of a night.
All those disembodied souls
haunting the town
faces pale in the moonlight…
I’ll be back with more tricks and treats on Halloween Sonnet Sunday. Until then, I wish you happy haunting!
Congratulations Ingrid, absolutely wonderful … talent and persistance pays off in the end … 😍🤗😉
Thank you Ivor! Talent, persistence, and self-belief 😊🙏😅
Yeah ..well done my friend 😊🤗🌏
Well done! This is the start.
Not surprised you won. You’re an amazing poet.
Surprised though at how you make time for so much. I’m so impressed. I’m a slowpoke for sure. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Selma: sometimes I go too fast for my own good. Balance is best! ❤️
Congratulations, Ingrid! 🎃🧡🖤
Thank you Jennifer 👻🎃🧡
Well done Ingrid!
Thank you Hobbo!
Talent and persistence are keys to success and you take the Cale or in this case treats!! So happy for you! Congratulations Ingrid!💕👍🏼
Thank you 🙏💕
Congratulations Ingrid! You are So deserving!
Thank you so much 😊
I’m anonymous for some reason .hahahah tried to open and comment 🤷♀️spooky 👻
Ain’t that grand, Ingrid! Love the snippet you shared. Congratulations! ❤️🥳🎉
Thank you so much, Punam 🙏❤️
My pleasure. 😊
Congratulations, Ingrid! How wonderful! 💙
Thank you Merril! 🧡
You’re so very welcome, Ingrid!
Congratulations Ingrid. Great to see your hard work being acknowledged. (K)
Thank you Kerfe.
Congrats Ingrid. Its always lovely to hear when writing is successfully recognised.
Thank you Marion!
Congratulations! 🥳 You are on a roll, exciting stuff!
Thank you Tricia ❤️🙏
YAY! I am so happy. Ingrid, congratulations from the bottom of my heart!
Thank you Gabriela! ❤️ I am happy too 😊
My pleasure hon. Enjoy every minute.
Congratulations, Ingrid! The taster is vivid! <3
Thank you Cheryl: nice to be able to share some positive news! ❤️
I am so utterly thrilled to see your pieces are part of the book, Ingrid! My copy is in the mail and I am excited to sit down with it and experience the collaboration poems in their three different forms. <3
Thank you, Jaya, me too! I am not sure when mine will arrive, as it has a long journey to complete, but I look forward to receiving it! 🧡
Bravo! Have fun. ✍🏻
Thank you Michele!
That’s brilliant! Well done Ingrid!
Thank you Vinny 🎃