Friday Forwards - #14

Friday, August 20, 2010
Before I start today's Forwards, I simply must congratulate some writing acquaintances of mine who've struck it rich in the publishing world lately. So...

Congratulations to: Heather Snow, who not only was a finalist in RWA's Golden Heart but just landed a super-awesome agent, Barbara Poelle from the Irene Goodman Agency.

Congratulations to: Claire Ashgrove, who not only took on agent Jewelann Cone from Cascade Literary Agency but just made a three-book deal with TOR (that's right: I said TOR!!!).

Congratulations to : Elisabeth Burke, who not only was a finalist in RWA's Golden Heart but also just landed agent Jewelann Cone from Cascade Literary Agency.

Congratulations to: Nancy J. Parra. She sold a story to Avalon Books. I can't wait to get my hands on Counterfeit Bride whenever it comes out; that excerpt on her website is so fun!!

and Congratulations to: Jackie Bannon, who had Deidre Knight request to read a partial of not one, but two of her stories!!! Good luck, Jackie!

Man, I have some talented friends. Whew! And now that I'm out of breath from all the celebrating, let the Friday Forwards begin...........

Read out loud the text inside the triangle below.

More than likely you said, "A bird in the bush," and........ if this IS what YOU said, then you failed to see that the word THE is repeated twice! Sorry, look again.

Next, let's play with some words. What do you see?

In black you can read the word GOOD, in white the word EVIL (inside each black letter is a white letter). It's all very physiological too, because it visualize the concept that good can't exist without evil (or the absence of good is evil ).
Now, what do you see?

You may not see it at first, but the white spaces read the word optical, the blue landscape reads the word illusion. Look again! Can you see why this painting is called an optical illusion?
What do you see here?

This one is quite tricky! The word TEACH reflects as LEARN.
Last one.

What do you see?

You probably read the word ME in brown, but....... when you look through ME you will see YOU!

Do you need to look again?


  1. These were all beautiful and fun. Thanks for collecting them! :O)

  2. I caught on quick, but I have to admit I did not see the second the in the first one. This was fun.

    Congrats to all your talented friends.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Diane. They are pretty, aren't they?

    And, hey, Elie! I didn't catch that second "THE" either.

    Oh! Here's the link where I think this FORWARD orginiated.

  4. Wow that was a blast! Thank you. And BTW, I saw good. ;)

  5. Clever...took me a while to see the 'me' and now all I see is 'you':)

  6. Okay, I saw them after you pointed them out. Except good, I could see something was going on when you revealed it, I thought, "oh yeah." Very shrewd, I say. Loved it so much I thought the word verification might be a trick word. I hurt my eyes straining. Nothing! :)