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Sunday, February 12, 2023

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

cj Sez: No problem if your Cajun French is rusty: “laissez les bon temps rouler” (pronounced "Lay-say le bon tom roo-lay") only means “let the good times roll.” The excitement kind of looks like this: 

  The Mardi Gras parades in and around Mobile just keep on rolling, and rain can’t dampen the enthusiastic crowds with hands reaching out to catch the throws flying off the floats.

  Revelers are taking home lots of loot: moon pies, plush toys, cups, glowing necklaces, Star Wars swords, and, of course, beads! 

Only two weeks to go!

  Hey, all you young writers (and your teachers) in Mobile and Baldwin, AL, counties, the last date to submit a short story to the Mobile Writers Guild for the Tracy Hurley Fran Driscoll Contest is only two weeks away.

  The Mobile Writers Guild is sponsoring a Writing Scholarship contest calling for submissions of short story fiction written by students in grades 6 through 12 in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

  The process goes like this: Write your story, edit it, get it proofread (the more eyes that read it, the better), polish it some more, and submit the manuscript to the Guild by February 26 for a chance to win a ca$h prize. (Be sure to follow the instructions.)

Also happening in two weeks . . .

Stop by Lyrical Pens on February 26 when we feature a guest post by Darlene Dziomba, writing about her five-year journey to get “Up Close and Pawsonal,” the second book in her Lily Dreyfus series, ready to launch. 

For your reading enjoyment

  Here are a couple of Mobile Writers Guild anthologies, chock full of a variety of short stories that transcend their popular holiday themes.

And the Ebooks are sale-priced, too!


  That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for your health and safety.


  No inflation here: THE DAWGSTAR and DEATH ON THE YAMPA, my fast-paced, exciting suspense/thriller ebooks, are low-, low-priced at $2.99.

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