Friday, November 6, 2009

Rule 3

My posts have been a little long lately. The price of trying to instruct and comment at the same time. I'll keep this short.

I spent my morning computer time reviewing the last 16 entries for the MLS main contest.

I've picked my preliminary 20 to vote for. I figure why not give as many as possible a chance for as long as possible? I have time left, so I'm sure I'll go back over them and reconsider.

I must admit, some of these stories seem a little silly to me. I won't name names since theoretically someone from the contest can now find my blog and possibly read this. Plus, my silliness may be someone else's Grand Vision. I don't have the market cornered on great fiction.

A few of these entries make my worldview lens cloudy wondering if these are areas open for fictional interpretation. "Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial" kind of stuff. I personally would hesitate to tackle a few of them just in case I tread in heresy territory. For example, I wouldn't want to be the author of The Shack (not a book in the contest, by the way, I mean the real The Shack). I don't think he set out to cause the stir he did, but woo-doggies, did he ever.

On the other hand, this is speculative Christian fiction. What's the fun in speculating only on "safe" topics?

I am enjoying reading the discussion boards. I've even made a few comments, checked and double-checked for accuracy, I assure you.

Anyhoo, feel free to join us in the grand experiment. Countdown continues. Seven days to go.

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