And now, without further ado, it's time to bare my soul:
Remember when you were 12 or 13? Being cool was all that mattered, even though it was genetically impossible to actually be cool for several more years.
Enter adolescent Vicki aka The Queen of Awkward. I was in 6th grade and forever branded "the new girl" despite having been there for almost 2 years.
One Spring, my oldest brother was in a play at the high school. The whole family went to the high school to watch.
Everything was fine until the lights came back up and we got ready to leave. That's when it hit me -- I'd gotten my period during the play and had bled through my pants.
Wait, make that BAD!
Like a giant eight inch stain across the back of my light blue pants. I'd even left a spot on the folding chair I'd been sitting on. Ugh.
But you know how I KNEW beyond a shadow of a doubt it was horrendously awful?
I knew because the only thing my mother could say was, "Ohhhhh, honey." She didn't even try to convince me it really wasn't that noticeable and I was overreacting.
She did walk behind me on our way out, to shield me from view, but there was no hiding a stain that big. Might as well have had a neon sign pasted to my butt.
Now hop over to Janet's blog and read her entry. If you think my story is the more embarrassing of the two vote for "Vicki" in the comments (here and there). If I get the most votes, I'll pick a commenter at random to receive today's prize.
1. You must be a follower of both blogs
2. When you comment, let us know
a. If you vote for Vicki or Janet and
b. if you want Grand Prize #1 - 10-page critique by Sarah LaPolla (YA or Adult work)
or Grand Prize #2 - A Prize-filled Gift Basket including a $40 Amazon gift card
3. You can earn 5 bonus entries by spreading the word (twitter, blogs, facebook, sidebar)
4. This is open internationally! Woo hoo!
5. Contest Closes Saturday 2 April at midnight EST. All winners will be announced Monday, 4 April
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