Extenuating Circumstances

Rules are made to be broken – or, at least, bended a little bit. A new category called Creativity has been added to the 2015 Second Annual Cyberspace Memorable Quotes Contest and because artistic creative people often lose track of time, the Judge of this year’s contest has extended the deadline by two days for this category.


Blue Ribbon – First Place


Red Ribbon – Second Place


White Ribbon – Third Place

(colorful ribbons were awarded in the Creativity Category)

All of these entries were submitted by the Wayside Artist whose work is awesome and worthy of a visit to her online gallery. Next year Ann promises to be on time. Plus, the Judge just likes her and her quotes, too. Kind of like the Teacher’s Pet concept. Extenuating circumstances in any contest.

Teresa and I wish all of you a Happy 4th. of July weekend. Enjoy time with your family and friends. Be safe.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies and a passion for photojournalism. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay collection and a collection of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. She has been blogging for seven years as her alter ego, The Red Man, her rescued Welsh terrier but now is reduced to writing as herself since the Red Man left Casa de Canterbury for good in February of 2016. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly.
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6 Responses to Extenuating Circumstances

  1. Anne Boring says:

    Love it, Sheila !!!! Need to do this more often!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Aw, shucks, ma’am!! You put it so kindly, ” lost track of time.” More like I lost track of where my brain got to!! 😀 Thank you for understanding.

    I’m flattered my scatterbrained self earned a special catagory, a seat next to a favorite teacher, AND a shout out for my work!! I promise to do better next year as long as my head doesn’t grow wings and take a solo flight to Mars.

    Now where did I put my boots and sack of peppermints? I’ve got a horse stomping his hooves louder than July 4th fireworks. 😀

    Much love,


  3. Anne Boring says:

    Well said, Sheila !!!! You have the gift of words that I don’t and I really appreciate all your comments and sense of humor ! Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Anne, your words always give me encouragement – I appreciate them more than you can imagine.
      When I write, I never know how the words will turn out. I am very fortunate to have them reach such a faithful reader.
      Much love,


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