Susan Berliner is the author of the supernatural thrillers,
"DUST," "Peachwood Lake," "The Disappearance," "Corsonia," and
the short story collection, "The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales.
"The Plant Whisperer," a short story in The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales,
is a humorous tale about Alicia, a woman who takes care of office plants for a living
and talks to them while she works. But what does she say?
For this contest, you must make up an original sentence Alicia might say to the plants.
Here are two examples:
"Drinks are on me."
"How are your petals, rose?
Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble
Two Runners-Up will receive autographed copies of their choice of
Corsonia, The Disappearance, Peachwood Lake, DUST,
or The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales
This contest will end on Friday, September 1, 2017.
Winners (based on creativity and cleverness) will be notified by email
and their entries and names will be posted here.
To enter, make up a sentence a plant whisperer might say to a plant.
You may enter as often as you like. This contest is open to U.S. residents only.
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Thanks to everyone who entered the Fairy Tale Title contest,
based on "The Rapunzel Effect," a fairy tale-themed short story
in The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales.
Contestants had to create an updated title for a well-known fairy tale.
Here are the terrific titles:
First Place ($25 gift card to Barnes & Noble):
"The Boy Who Prank-Called 911"
Kelly Kise, Bellefontaine, OH
Runners-Up (autographed copy of Corsonia, The Disappearance,
Peachwood Lake, DUST, or The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales):
"Jack and the Bean Sprouts"
Carmel Martin, Haleyville, AL
"The Princess and the Organic, Hydroponic Pea"
Susan McCord, St. Augustine, FL