Last Tuesday morning, I saw an email from one of the authors of Two Writing Teachers in my inbox. That’s interesting… Did I do something wrong on my post this morning? I wondered. Upon opening it, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was a winner of one of the month’s raffles and would receive a prize. “Yay for you! Congratulations,” the email said. Yes, yay for me, I thought. I responded back with an enthusiastic, “Thank you!” This is my second year participating in the SOL challenge. Last year, being a newbie, I did not feel comfortable entering my name into any of the drawings. This year when I saw the description for the Seat Prize, given to people who have written every day and commented on at least three posts a day, I was tempted by the picture book awarded to the winners. I completed the form even though I never win anything, but the saying “you can’t win if you don’t try” spoke to me. So, after receiving this email, the day was off to a good start!
My routines continued on and a little before 1:00, while eating lunch, I did my usual check of email and saw an additional message in my box from the SOL author. She explained that a mistake was made, and I was actually not a winner and would not be receiving a prize. What could I say? It was an honest mistake and not a big deal. I pondered, Maybe I am luckier than I thought- who else could win a prize and lose a prize within 5 hours? What are the odds? A sincere apology was given and the email ended, “Perhaps this could be the source of inspiration for a slice? You are free to share my mistake!”
So there you have it, I didn’t think I would come back to this story, but I needed a slice!