February 11, 2016
“Your honey, sweet. Your kisses, sweeter. I love my beekeeper.”
That story, written by Meta Vornehm of Nashua, is the winner the Nashua Public Library’s 10-Word Love Story Contest.
When asked if there was a real beekeeper in her life, at first Meta said, “There’d better not be. My husband is in optics.” But then she recalled that her grandfather had been a beekeeper. She thinks that he, and her love for the taste of local honey, inspired her entry.
Meta is not a writer by trade: she has a background in mechanical engineering and is currently a stay-at-home mom who spends her much of her time homeschooling her daughter.
Eight 10-word love story entries were singled out for honorable mention by the judges. In no special order they are:
- We met We talked We laughed We loved We married—By Maria McNaught
- Her soldier left; she waited. Peace rewarded patience with love.—By Janet Whatmough
- Gideon and Shirl, (caked in mud), no longer angry, wed.—By Mary Ann Kobbs
- Though he fears the sea, he grew gills for her.—By Nola Ennis
- She was considered untouchable, but I found her chastity adjustable.—By Salvin Schmidt
- After fifty years, he’s still handsome and she’s still beautiful.—By Cynthia Jean
- She knows I love her, still I tell her daily.—By Walter Crooker
- The orchid I pinned on her lost to her beauty.—By Walter Crooker
Over 150 entries were submitted. The prize was a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Congratulations Meta!