'Dimensions of Music,' the first and only qualifying entry, won each of us over completely. Terri presented her music memoir in a series of stanzas that read much like a sheet of music as she recounted lessons her musician parents taught her. One of my personal favorite lines, reminiscent of a feeling I got from Duke Ellington's I've Got it Bad' was when "Mister Joe ground out gritty sounds while Mister Ray hit the bottom of his bass and walked it up to the top." See, sounds like that grab me, and there were many in this timeless moving piece… a truly must to experience musical score.
As a first place winner, Terri will receive a $100 American Express Gift Check, a custom made crystal award plaque, and as well her story will be published by OSAAT Entertainment in its annotated short story collection to be released next year. Terri also will receive 3 CDs from Concord Music Group.
We'll share photos and a brief interview on our main website a little later in the week, along with announcing our next Storytellas contest, to start August 1, 2013.
So start massaging the thoughts, or digging into the memory banks if you're passionate about winning prizes and being a key contributor to the inspiration that keeps on giving.
Again, congratulations Terri, and thank you.