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My short article was published in today's Toronto Star (local newspaper)! :owl

In August readers were asked to submit stories about wildlife in the city. I submitted 400 words about Boomerang the skunk--whom longtime Blueboarders will remember. I had asked the kind, savvy people here for advice on getting rid of a problematic skunk in my garden before he sprayed my dog. Sure enough, you people had a number of suggestions. I turned it into a humorous article.

I had to edit it down from 400 words to 150. My experience in writing poetry helped with that feat!

Of over 200 submissions, my article was the only one to be featured in the print edition of the newspaper; some others were in the digital edition.

Echo and I are Snoopy dancing today!

:snoopy   :snoopy   :snoopy

Modified to include a better link:

http://www.thestar.com/life/2015/10/16/how-torontonians-can-co-exist-with-their-furry-neighbours-even-raccoons.html

 My article is at the end, and starts at Tales of Tails. The headline is "This skunk got drunk."
#1 - October 16, 2015, 07:12 AM
« Last Edit: October 26, 2015, 05:33 PM by Barbara Etlin »
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Barb, that's fantastic news!!!! If there is a link you could post, I'd love to read it.
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#2 - October 16, 2015, 07:40 AM
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I added a link. I hope it works.
#3 - October 16, 2015, 07:53 AM
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I see it Barb, but it won't open. But what a great title!!!
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#4 - October 16, 2015, 08:00 AM
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Barb that's so cool!!   :yourock
#5 - October 16, 2015, 08:00 AM
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Very cool!
#6 - October 16, 2015, 12:16 PM
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Barb, that is awesome! I love that you can write with humor. :stars3
#7 - October 16, 2015, 12:20 PM
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Well done!! :bunny2
#8 - October 16, 2015, 12:25 PM
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The link doesn't like me either. But that's so cool, Barb!  :congratulations
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Fun!
#11 - October 16, 2015, 02:14 PM
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The link demands I give it my email and all my contacts...  :autumn But like the others said- this is fabulous. I have your poetry book and love it, so I am not surprised.  :goldstar :goldstar :goldstar :goldstar :goldstar
#12 - October 16, 2015, 02:58 PM
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What fun! Congrats!
#13 - October 16, 2015, 03:50 PM
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Thanks, everyone! This was the first place I shared the news.  :love5
#14 - October 16, 2015, 06:50 PM
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This is really neat, Barbara! :owl
#15 - October 16, 2015, 08:37 PM
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Congrats, Barb! :owl
#17 - October 17, 2015, 08:03 AM
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So happy to hear your good news, Barb!!  :running  Congratulations!
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Barb, that is so awesome!!  :love5
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That is so cool! Congratulations! (And impressive editing, too!)
#20 - October 26, 2015, 06:02 PM

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Thanks! I changed the link to one that everyone should be able to read.
#21 - October 27, 2015, 07:53 AM
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Ha! Fun article, Barb. Congratulations! :yay
#22 - October 27, 2015, 09:10 PM
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Yay! :confetti
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