“Maxine” is a quick scene about an heart-felt discussion between a husband and his wife about their daughter.
To be truthful, it was a great feeling to enter my story and to see that story in turn get such a great response. I mean, I got all kinds of encouragement. But more interesting was the questions. Is this going to be a book? Did the father mess with his stepdaughter? What’s next for Maxine?
So, even if I didn’t win. I won. Because my story had an effect on people. And that was the people who came forth to express their feeling. Maybe, just maybe, there were others that were also strongly affected by that short passage.
As I asked for votes, people started commenting in public forums like twitter and Facebook. I asked if I could quote them. All gave me permission. So I made this video to highlight the short story and get more votes.
Somewhere along the lines, the voting got messed up. MyQOTD.com went from popular votes to judges. I was still getting comments of confidence, so I created the video listed at the top of this post.
MyQOTD.com is going to compile some of the entries into a Kindle ebook to showcase the various talent that came from that competition. Be on the lookout for that. I’m pretty excited to see how that comes out. In the meantime, you can read the “Maxine” here: http://h1t.it/maxineshort2
Also, be on the lookout for my Kindle competition. It’s coming up soon.