The Out of This World Adventure Giveaway!

May 18, 2011

Hey folks, I've got something fun for you today! My friend and fellow sci fi writer Angie Lofthouse is having an Out of This World Adventure giveaway! She's an amazing writer, and has had multiple short stories published. She's promoting those stories through the tour, and is awesome enough to give you a chance to win some stuff. Read on to find out more...

One of my favorite stories that she's written is "Blessing Stone" which first appeared in NFG Magazine in June of 2003, and also won 3rd place in the 1999 Science Fiction Writers of Earth short story contest. Reviewers had this to say:

"'Blessing Stone' is a beautifully written fantasy about a village ritual similar to baptism involving the selection of a blessing stone for a child. The story revolves around Thanen, a stone-seeker, and Dary, the child. I won't divulge any more plot, but I admit is my favorite . . . and I typically shy away from fantasy-style stories." Matt Hayes, Spicy Green Iguana

So you want to win? Here's what to do. To enter The Out of This World Adventure giveaway, click on the story title to read the story, then come back here and answer the following question in the comments:

What would you want your blessing stone to look like?

Your comment will give you one entry in the grand prize drawing (includes an Amazon gift card, free book and other fun stuff!), plus one commenter on this post will win a Milky War bar. Mmmm. Include your email address, if it isn't on your profile, so we can contact the winners.

Be sure to visit the other stops on the Adventure for more chances to win, and good luck!

10 comments:

Melanie Goldmund said...

I think this is my favourite story by Angie. :-)

What should my own blessing stone look like? Maybe a bit like me; round, irregular, and mostly rough, but with one or two patches where you can see something brilliant if you hold it the right way.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

wow, another great story! If only we could all have blessing stones. The first thing I thought of was a gray stone that my kids found at the river one day when we were boating. It looks like a whale with no tail. It has a smile on it's face, and it makes me think of being happy with our imperfect lives.

tiffany said...

thid is a great story i have a nephew & a niece that have picked out rocks for me in the past to have & yes i still have them my stone would look like a daisy or sunflower




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Angie said...

Oh, I love your answers! Thanks so much for hosting the story, Shallee. I think I'd want my stone to be something cheerful and sunny. Something yellow.

Linz said...

I love this story!!

I think I would want my blessing stone to be simple, maybe red or pink in color, and not smooth. I think that would fit my personality pretty well! :)

Joshua J. Perkey said...

Looks like we have some common writing friends. I thought I'd stop by and say hi.

Larry and Cindy said...

Blessing Stone is my favorite story. I think mine would be a greenish color with rocky spots but the green is such a beautiful sparklie color is out weighs the rockie parts and it's so beautiful and it's just for me and nobody else.

Taffy said...

Blessing stone...my first thought was a smooth, gray stone that fits perfectly in my palm.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

I would like my blessing stone to be unique--maybe a bluish-gray, with little divets and flat on one side.

Great story!

Rochelle said...

I think for me, something like a small geode would be a good blessing stone. That or one of those grey rocks flecked with white and black and speckled with shiny crystals.

 
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