Monday, July 29, 2013

Thought Provoking Question on Local Brewery's Billboard

I'm going to leave this up for you to decide, but I think I may have just been published. It's not a novel or a short story—I'm not even sure you could call it flash fiction (although it has to be something). 

I just had my thought provoking question selected to be printed on a local brewery's billboard, and yesterday—a simple day where I was just trying to complete a simple task (buying a chicken breast)—I came across my writing published high in the sky for all to read. 

Here it is . . .


(I got a lot of odd stares as I spent a while across the street taking pictures of this sign)
So, a little background info: Summit is a popular local brewery in St. Paul that's been around for a little over 25 years. They have an ad campaign that follows this formula: Ask a thought provoking question—then Get to the Bottom of It over some nice brews. On their website you can make your own suggestions for questions that have confounded mankind for millennia and then they choose a few to print on billboards throughout the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul, if you're not from around here). 

I spent a long while on their website suggesting thoughts that have left me flabbergasted, and this is the one they chose. I mean, if you think about it (not that you really want to), well . . . how is it possible? You know, with all the quills and . . . never mind. You get the idea. 

Now, after looking like an idiot standing across the street taking a picture of my provocative billboard, I was left with this asking in my mind: does this count as my first time being published? Thoughts? I have a short story accepted for publication, but it's not yet been published.

So, what do you think? Let's get to the bottom of it!

Until next time,

-Daniel

P.S. Here's a cool picture of a leaf I took a few days ago:


(Nice to see the individual cells for a change!)