The Hump Day Hiatus just means more catching up to do, with so many good posts coming in! Mercifully, your picks kept coming in as well, easing my task considerably, and making this edition the most people picked People's Picks ever. Thank you.
Also, have you been noticing how many People's Picks are making EP and the Cover after being highlighted here first. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
Many people have been trying to figure out how to give writers more exposure to readers or how one gets to read good writers (and there are many) beyond the Editor's Picks and Most Highly Rated posts. Here's my hat into the ring. (See previous selections here, here, here, here, here, here.)
Each evening after dinnertime, I'll start us out with my favorite posts of the day with small descriptors. While a selection by the Editors is not an absolute disqualification, I'll tend to avoid them. If you wish, you can go read them and perhaps come back and make a comment. Or better still, you can make a comment about a post you liked and I'll add it to the body of the post which should grow as the evening wears on (thus the"Crawl" part of the scrawl). Here goes.
Scruffus: My Son, The Pagan "Deals with raising a child outside of organized religion". Picked by Caveat Canem Croceum
Pretend_Farmer: Peaked Pulchritudinous Puffballs "A sad, sad tale about chickens. Wretch that I am, I found parts of it hilarious." Picked by Caveat Canem Croceum
Pablo Manriquez: Terrorist Photographs " A marvel, from a first-time poster on OS." Picked by Caveat Canem Croceum
Michael Rodgers: The Mustang That couldn't Swim. Parts II "Hubba Hubba, what writing!" Picked by zumalicious
Persephone13: Lamb Persephone " Never have I felt so sated from simply reading a recipe. YUM!" Picked by dharmabummer
From the Midwest: A Michigan Winter in Pictures "Gorgeous photo-essay. The lighting and composition of the first shot are mesmerizing." Picked by Smithbarney
Zumalicious: I Am Made Arrogant And Without Remorse Or Pity "Zuma's masterpiece." Picked by onecorgilover
Lulu & Phoebe: The Pork Roast although Apparently Boring, Tastes Great " It is delicious perfection!!!" Picked by 1_Irritated_Mother
LuisG: Let Me Remember You Picked by javajane
Roy Jimenez: The F word Picked by AnniThyme
Moana: The Last Hope Takes very little time to read... and hours to recover from. She is amazing and deserves far more attention than she gets on here. " Picked by Harp
High Lonesome: In which grandpa went nearly straight to hell "A charming, hilarious utterly original gem by on the subject of a Kansas funeral procession gone terribly wrong. " Picked by Laurel, not Lauren; mumbletypeg
Cindy Ross: Is age 13 too young to write an erotic novel? or How my Only Novel Ended up as Toast By either title, a great story. "You people really need to start reading her so that she'll quit thinking she joined OS just to be stalked by a couple of parrots." Picked by Mrs. Michaels (she of the parrots)
angrymom: Beating a Dead Horse with Melanie Griffith Is sexism dead? Twenty years after "Working Girl" angrymom revisits.
Padraig Colman: Independence Day in Sri Lanka - A Nation Once Again? A long but very rewarding article, taking us beyond this tropical paradise's recent troubled history and giving us a peek into its possible future.
Charlie Fish: Red, red, red Deceptively simple piece about first jobs, first loves, memory and place. Loved it.
nahatsu: Typing in the dark...3:43 AM Post Leaves you short of breath. To say more would spoil it. A tour de force.
fireeyes24: Looking Death In The Eyes Tough to take, but must be read.
Lisa Kern: Finding Audrey's Tooth Heart-warming story by a master story-teller. It'll keep you smiling throughout.
Cary Tennis: Whatever wants to be written From the heart, brain, guts, it flows. A magnificent prose poem.
idahospud44: Tanya's Nightime Screams-More Runaway Tales The story-telling just keeps getting better.
Have good reads. And please make your suggestions to add to the list.
A full list today to keep everyone busy till the next Scrawl on Saturday.
(If you like the idea, rate this post. That'll keep it on the feed, so others can read. Also might get it on Most Read, which'll get even more to read, and provide the People's Alternative to the Cover. Also, and perhaps more importantly, rate or comment on posts you visit to acknowledge, validate and encourage the writer.)