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I will not be participating in the WEP challenge this time.

If anyone who is participating stops by here, I hope you enjoy this round.

The good news is, now nobody will have to worry about the fact that I'm not Charlotte.

I could change my handle from Ornery Owl to avoid confusion, although I thought the part about "from Naughty Netherworld Press and Reader's Roost" already made the clarification.

However, I like the Ornery Owl handle, and somehow I think "bitter old hag whose resting bitch face never rests" seems a bit confrontational.

Therefore, I remain ornery and not Charlotte, even if I'm not actually an owl.

Ornery Owl (Still not Charlotte) Has Spoken

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  1. I am sorry that you won't be participating - but completely understand. It is close to a year since I have.

    1. I wrote something but I felt it was a bit too controversial to enter it in the competition. Also, people kind of trashed my last piece. I liked the piece when I finished it but when they got through with it I kind of hated it.
      The core group at the WEP is good but some of the people who participate--not my cup of tea. It seems like when they see that one person has said something negative about a piece they just jump on the bandwagon and keep the ball rolling. I don't like feeling like a wounded minnow tossed in with hungry sharks.


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