Today I’m sharing Sally Cronin’s New Series at Smorgasbord Invitation, starting in September at the Smorgasbord Cafe. Submit your stories about a Life-Changing Moment to Sally’s series to be featured. Find out what’s entailed below:
Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Spotlight – Life Changing Moments
Welcome to the new series of the Cafe and Bookstore Author spotlight which begins in September.
In this new series I am inviting authors in the Cafe to share what they consider to be a defining moment in their lives that resulted in a major positive change.
Here are a few examples, and I am sure you will have plenty to add:
- Meeting a stranger with surprising consequences
- Accepting an invitation that took you out of your comfort zone
- Being fired from a job or resigning without another job lined up that turned out to be an opportunity.
- Taking a wrong turn on a journey and discovering something about yourself.
- Being in the wrong place at the right time when an opportunity presented itself.
- Overcoming a challenging situation such as a failed relationship and finding happiness.
- Taking part in a charity challenge such as a parachute jump and how it conquered a fear.
- Accidentally walking through the wrong door and finding an uplifting experience
- Moving to a new country and feeling immediately at home.
You can choose to stick to the facts or can write a fiction story that has ‘A Life Changing Moment’ as its theme.
Here is an example of how your post will look.
Here is something I wrote about how a number of factors came into play following my disastrous first marriage. It was a decision that took me hundreds of miles away from home, to meet someone who would change my views on love and romance, and subsequently my life all in the space of six weeks.
The Rocky Road to True Romance
Have you ever wondered why the classic fairy stories that involve a beautiful farmer’s daughter, scullery maid or even a princess, who are swept off their feet by a handsome and rich stranger on a white horse; end with the words ‘And they lived happily ever after’.
Because most were written by men at a time when a woman was a chattel who cooked, cleaned and bore children. The men however went about their business as usual; of course living happily ever after.
That may sound a bit cynical, but I can remember as a child being fed the propaganda. Most commonly via bedtime stories and the ‘Happy Ever After’ films that we were allowed to watch in our teen years. Disney had the whole thing down to a fine art.
By the time I was sixteen, I was convinced that at some point, a rich and handsome stranger was going to gallop into my life and sweep me off into a fairy tale future in a palace with a new generation of princes and princesses, and a life of love and contentment. . . continue reading
How to participate.
- Approximately 1000 words about a Life Changing Moment that ended positively
- Include two or three photographs
- Send to firstname.lastname@example.org