Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I won The Moth Storyslam!!!
I took my pee story to the Moth tonight at Martyrs for the "Love Hurts" theme and won!!!! I practiced it on Sunday in Boston, where I was visiting family, at a local storytelling series called Massmouth. The theme was "The Beast," and I was pretty severely penalized for going off topic, I came in second to last. I was hoping the judges would include my UTI story under the rubric of "the beast within," but they were far more literal with the theme than I'd anticipated. When it was over, I realized I could have changed a couple lines to include phrases like "microscopic beasts," but it was too late. No matter though, I flew home to Chicago this afternoon, got home at 5:45, left the house at 6:15 so I could make it to the Moth, and won!!!! I'm stunned and giddy.