Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hares and Underwear

Today, my short story The Hare in Harry's Hair will be published to knowonder!'s free mobile app and featured on their website. Knowonder! is a "leading publisher" and an excellent resource for children, delivering a story a day to help drive literacy; and I'm just a little bit excited (gulp!) to have my story accepted by the knowonder! team.

If you get chance this week, please hop on over and take a peep. (Tut-tut!... that's hare for 'thank you!'.)

And now, a short and logical leap from hares to underwear: sharing the sights of Kinsmen Park in the town where I live...

 
 Only 'number ones' allowed in this porter potty.


And yes, underwear really does grow on trees in Tillsonburg. I'd prefer money, but underwear will do.

Have a great week, peeps.


35 comments:

  1. That story was terrific. Congratulations, and very well done.

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    1. Thanks, Arleen! I've been so nervous all day and scared to come online. ;)

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  2. Congratulations on your story and ewwww to the underwear.

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    1. Always bitter sweet. ;) Thanks, Delores.

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    2. There's a Halloween story on Youngish Roz might like.

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  3. Congratulations on your selection! And that No Dumping picture is awesome!

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    1. Hey STG! It's a beaut, eh. Had to go back for that one. :D

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  4. Ah, that's one of the new loos with a sensor-triggered ejection seat. Underwear was doubtless snagged along the trajectory of a jettisoned dumper.

    Compliments on your story!

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    1. That's exactly the imagery in my head that I couldn't put into words... you're good. ;) Cheers, Geo!

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  5. Hooray! What a wonderful story! I love Harry's hare. Tut tut. :) I'm so proud of you. xx
    No dumping! Haha! As for the underwear tree, blech.

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    1. Thanks, Laura. Man, I've been fretting all day. Now able to come on and check with three wines in me. ;)
      I should have gone for the wide shot of the underwear, perhaps. *shnarf*

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  6. P.S. That "hare" really looks like a rabbit to me. LOL.

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  7. Congratulations. I trotted over and read your tale, chortled my way through, and have sent the link to my great-nephews. Thank you so much.
    I also love the photos. An interesting town...

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    1. Thank you so much, EC! And for the comment at knowonder! Mega hug! X

      LOL, it is an interesting little town. ;) I will have to get some more odd shots.

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  8. Congratulations on your story - - I will check it out.

    I've never seen an underwear tree but I'm wondering - - how can you tell when the underwear are ripe??
    (okay, it wasn't funny......)

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    1. Thanks, Jon!

      LOLOLOL! I didn't get close enough to find out. You made me laugh, anyway. ;)

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  9. Hoory for your story! Ha ha at the comments, especially Geo's. Still wondering what to use the loo for if dumping is not allowed.

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    1. Yep, that took the cake. ;) That's like Tim Horton's having a "No Drinking" sign at the door!

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  10. Congrats on your story, possum! ;)

    Umm... Loads of comments concerning the undies are springing to my mind, but I'm not even gonna go there. Let's keep your blog "clean". LOL!

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    1. Hahahahahhahaa! Thank you, and yes, squeaky clean. ;)

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  11. Your story is adorable, and that "no dumping" sign next to the potty made me laugh out loud. You have a super week, too.

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    1. Thank you for reading, and also for not dumping. Sorry. LOL.

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  12. I'll pop on over to read your story. Congrats, Carrie!

    Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. Cheers, Emily! And you're busy drafting too. Bless.

      :)

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  13. LOL on the Porta potty and the Sign. Made my day.

    Congrats on the Knowonder story. So very excited, esp. since I love that story.

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    1. We have all the best sights in our little town. ;)

      Cheers, luvvie! Still a long way to go to follow in your footsteps. :)

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  14. Your town is filled with scenic beauty :)

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  15. Duh! Forgot to say congrats on your story! Great job :)

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    1. Brilliant story, absolutely brilliant! You must get this published with illustrations. It's charming and bright and happy and funny and even educational!!!!! Well done, Carrie, very well done.

      P.S. The no dumping sign cracked me up!

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    2. Carol: Highly scenic, yes. Cheers!

      Cathy: You are too kind. ;) It could have some fun illustrations though, yeah. I must learn how to make my own eBooks... print PB publishing is near impossible to break into. Ta, chuck!

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  16. Well, hare I am. Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star!
    My human says some people get money put in their underwear in these dancing type places. And before I go for a dump, I shall um 'hop' over to that link. Otherwise I might just rabbit on. Hare, hare, I say.
    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny xx

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    1. And please try to refrain from chasing Harry's hare, Penny. I know it's hard for you Jack Russell's to resist. Look after that owner of yours. XX

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  17. That "No Dumping" sign bothers me. If a bear (hare) can't go in the woods, where can he go?
    Congratulations on your book being published.

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    1. The local dump? Yikes!
      It's just a short story, but thanks, River. :)

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  18. hahaha Under garments just standing out on branches :D
    Make My Own Ebook

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