Monday, March 25, 2013

Please Vote (for me)!

So, I entered a piece in a writing contest! More specifically, a contest for a new story by McCall Smith on his African Detective Agency series. Please vote for me if you enjoy reading it! The characters/situations I refer to are from his past volumes, for those of you who haven't read the series. Thanks!
To vote click here.

My Piece:
Mma Ramotswe couldn't quite remember if her husband, the good Mr. J. L. B. Maketoni, owner of Speedy Motors, the best place to have your car fixed in all Botswana, had ever been in such a situation. But he did like cake, that he did, especially if made at the orphan farm at the outskirts of Gabarone, where she and he went often, and from where their children had come. Mma Potokwane, the orphan farm's director, knew well the persuasive power of a good cake and invariably served one to good Mr. J. L. B. Maketoni when he stopped for a visit.

Mma Ramotswe realized she was letting her mind wonder, and looked back at the letter in her hands with a sigh. She continued reading aloud to Mma Makutsi:

"Take also his very strange late habit of ripping pages from books", the letter continued. "Now, Mma, I ask you, have you ever known of a husband who comes home and rips pages from his own books?"

Mma Ramatsowe paused again and looked at Mma Makutsi. Mma Makutsi looked back at her with a intent expression. They both knew that the same thought had crossed their minds.

1 comment:

Candise and Crew said...

I have only read 2 of his books so far, and they are great! I voted for you.
Candise & Crew
P.S. I recently was gifted "Firends, Lovers, and Chocolate" from Alexander McCall Smith's mystery series.