Congratulations to James Osborne
for his two Tales2Inspire winning stories:
the Inspiring Story, Dragonflies and the Great Blue Heron
the Humorous Story, The Pantomime Hunter
First, the inspiring story, Dragonflies and the Great Blue Heron
Jim’s winning story, Dragonflies and the Great Blue Heron, was published in Tales2Inspire ~ The Emerald Collection in 2012. A perfect fit for a collection of Beyond Coincidence stories, it is about one of life’s greatest tragedies — love lost prematurely through death — and about the triumph of finding true love later in life. This deeply moving story proves there can be a silver lining after a devastating emotional storm . . . if you believe.
Next, the humorous story, The Pantomime Hunter
On a lighter note, Jim’s second winning story, The Pantomime Hunter, is the humorous story of a boy who fulfills his English assignment by acting out a day of duck hunting for his class. Hunting days can be long and tedious, but the necessities of life still need to be attended to. You know, when you gotta go, you gotta go. His hysterical pantomime of the duck hunter’s quandary leaves his classmates in stitches. The Pantomime Hunter is now published in Tales2Inspire ~ The Crystal Collection – Stories that Tickle the Funny Bone.
THE VIDEO BELOW INTRODUCES ALL THE STORIES IN THE
KIDS WILL BE KIDS CHAPTER OF TALES2INSPIRE ~ THE CRYSTAL COLLECTION
The video introduction to The Pantomime Hunter begins at frame 4:58 .
James Osborne is the author of two novels and more than fifty short stories. He is a former journalist and journalism teacher, whose writing career detoured through the corporate world in public relations, advertising and marketing, becoming vice-president of a Fortune 500 company. James says his varied life — from farm boy to journalist to company executive — with its good and not-so-good experiences, offers terrific resources for creative writing.
Visit Jim’s blog for more of his slice of life stories.