On this date in 2012, I received in the mail my first "physical" prize for my writing. I'd won a full scholarship to Augusta's Sandhills Writing Conference, but aside from notes from published authors and an agent, I had nothing PHYSICAL to show for my work... until I entered a World War Z promotional contest to write a new "Zombie Survival Rule," and won the above poster. In case you're wondering, my entry paid tribute to WWZ author Max Brooks' dad, Mel Brooks, from his film Young Frankenstein: "Fire is good. Fire is our friend. Fire is not a zombie's friend." Simple, but it made an impression on someone, so I got a World War Z Survival Rules poster to show for my effort. It's still hanging in my room, too! (The picture popped up on my Facebook Memories, so I thought I'd share!)
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