Weekend Update: July 7-8, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Dick Cass (Monday) Lea Wait (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday), John Clark (Thursday), and William Andrews (Friday).

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

For those of you who have been following our “Where Would You Put The Body” contest, the judges have had a hard time coming up with a winner, but at last, after blows were struck and expletives were exchanged, there is a winner, and a couple of runners up, who will receive books, in tote bags if we can find them in the MCW storehouse (which looks like your grandmother’s attic.)

Our winner is Elizabeth Pajak, and here is her photo and her description of why she chose this place to put the body:

I dressed Jim’s body in his red union suit, wool overalls, down vest, overcoat, red wool Stormy Kromer cap and a stout pair of Sorel boots, and stood him up next to the wood pile, his favorite Wintertime spot. He was at home there, and would pass unnoticed until at least June 6 when the snow began to melt…


And our runners up are:

Stephen Dorneman, who sent this:


and said this: Two snuck past the National Guard to see for themselves the lava flow. Only one came back.

Kevin St. Jarre ( who, when queried about what he’d do with the rest of the body, sent a follow-up photo. Brace yourselves, readers.

Meat Longfeed raw

Kevin says: Find-A-Home Rescue…
“We take care of 40-50 four-legged fur babies while we find them forever-homes.”

We have two 40-lb dogs that eat two raw chicken drumsticks per night,
and will go through cattle thigh-knuckle bone in an afternoon.
Imagine what 40 would be able to do in an afternoon. Organ meat no
problem either.

We at Maine Crime Writers think you are all brilliant, and maybe, if we can afford it, we’ll send you all a prize. Thanks for entering the contest.

An invitation to readers of this blog: Do you have news relating to Maine, Crime, or Writing? We’d love to hear from you. Just comment below to share.

And a reminder: If your library, school, or organization is looking for a speaker, we are often available to talk about the writing process, research, where we get our ideas, and other mysteries of the business. Contact Kate Flora

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