Friday, 23 November 2012

A legend!

As they say in the navy, I'm a legend in my own stand easy*. I'm not telling you why.

Fortunately you don't have to write about me to enter this short story competition. You do however need to create a strong female protagonist (unless your stories are entirely about men you're doing that already, aren't you?)

The prize is $50, publication and an author interview on the site.

You don't need to be strong or female to enter.

Who do you consider to be a legendary female? (dead, alive, fictitious)

*tea break

24 comments:

  1. What a legendary picture :-) It is hard to choose just one legendary female, but the first one that came to my mind was my great grandmother who I really am going to write about properly one of these days :-) x

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    1. Do write about her, Teresa. I'm sure exploring her life would be interesting.

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  2. Met Dame Judi Dench at the checkout of a garden centre - we talked about compost - what a legend!

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  3. Love that photo, Patsy! Legends: husband's deceased aunt who was a surgeon before most women were doctors, and 16th century St Teresa of Avila about whom I've written a non-fiction piece which is being included in a collection next March.

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    1. That aunt most have been one determined lady.

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  4. Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley, Maureen Lipman. Fantastically cool women of my era.

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    1. Yes, they all seem strong and interesting women.

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  5. My mum. Mad as a hatter, but feisty and fun. Had a terribly hard life, lots of lovers, generous to a fault. Sadly, dead now.

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    1. She sounds interesting, Frances. You must miss her.

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  6. Historically speaking I'd go for Eleanor of Aquitaine, Mother Teresa and Marie Curie... just to be different. Love the hat and scarf - you probably need them today as it's bitterly cold here in West Sussex (I'm tapping away wearing fingerless gloves).

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    1. That's a fair collection, Tracy.

      Not too cold here - just came in from the garden because of low light levels rather than temperature.

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  7. Nice outfit! Eleanor Roosevelt on this side of the "Big Water" was somewhat of a legend in her own stand easy.

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  8. Like her or loathe her Margaret Thatcher has go to go down in history as some kind of female legend. Time will tell if she is iconic or not...

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  9. What can I say... when we've been out and about, you've prooved to be a very stable leg-end, and now a very trendy legend, with boots on!

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  10. Well, I have to keep my leg ends warm!

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  11. Hey Patsy poet. You could throw a bad mood in that outfit and get away with it, 'for the love of art darlings' you would say. A female legend for me is Edith Cavell, the one who helped soldiers cross the border in WW1. She was sadly shot in the end, but became a martyr because of it. A brave woman though.

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    1. I never throw a bad mood, darling. Never. *stamps foot and pouts at the very thought*

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