Winter is still upon us…
Here is a contest to help us imagine greener pastures and softer breezes…
The MY FAVORITE STORY Contest
Pick out your favorite story, of the 49 stories (48 plus the preface) in “too far to walk” and then tell us, in 200 words or less why it is your favorite.
Winner gets a lovely, limited edition, 24×30, beautifully printed map of the treasure area. This is a large version of the map in the back of TFTW. It is suitable for framing, numbered (6 of 250), comes with a certificate and a story about Forrest’s compass and is signed by Forrest. These maps sold for $100 when first produced a couple of years ago.They are no longer for sale.
There are very few of these maps to give out. I only have three left and I plan to keep one for myself.
One entry per person
Must be 200 words or less
Must be on the topic of “My Favorite Story From TFTW”
Must be emailed to:
With the subject line “My favorite story”
Include your blog name (not counted as one of the 200 allowed words)
Entries must be received by dal before the contest closes
Contest closes 11pm (Santa Fe time), February 19th, 2017
Entries will be posted on a page linked at the bottom of this page.
Entries will be judged based on originality, imagination and story-telling
Judging will occur as soon as practical after the contest ends.
Below is an example of an entry in less than 200 words.
Nowhere, in my mind, does Forrest appear more gracious, more memorable, than in his mindful preface.
He starts this book not by trumpeting the 48 great stories we are about to snuggle up with, but rather, by touting the book’s short-comings.
In the preface he hints of what’s sadly missing from his list of stories….what he wishes he could have told us, but had to leave out.
Forrest confesses that he has not included a story about his dear mother who shared food with the homeless, nor another about meeting the wife of a brilliant and stouthearted German officer who tried to stop Hitler, and finally, he hints of an exciting chase while searching for gangsters in Naples. But, Forrest admits, none of those stories are in the book.
Forrest clearly has more stories to share. Stories no one else but Forrest can ever tell because no one else alive was there.
They say that we do not die at death, instead we live as long as the last person to have known us is still alive to tell stories about us.
I hope that stories about the chase for Forrest’s gold can continue forever.
Now it’s your turn…