A project wrapped up, an email in the morning saying today’s the last day to submit work to a big contest. I’ve never entered into such madhouses of fame seeking, such raucous Darwinian bloodbaths that require an entry fee at the door. But heck, after getting very positive feedback on the work from the mentors, submitted the work is.
Throughout the project I got to know how different bottles broke. Brooklyn’s top always popped off and hung still in the air. Harpoon tended to fracture all over and send sprays all about. But Corona. Corona, with a label that’s printed onto the glass itself, it was unbridled by the glued paper labels that held most other bottles somewhat together.
Corona bottles tended to fracture into tiny pieces all over. They might be made from slightly thinner glass, but the lack of paper label allowed them unrestricted splitting at all points. Very. Cool.
Come March we’ll see if I’ll be in print in June.