Not to keep you in suspense or anything, but before I announce the winner, I would like to say that I loved every entry. Each one would most definitely spark a different story line. I've made some creative friends here, and I thank you all for entering the contest.
My kids had a terrible time choosing because they also loved all the entries. After a great deal of deliberation...oh, who am I kidding...after a great deal of arguing, they finally narrowed it down to two possibilities. They liked Mooch (submitted by Whispering Writer) but felt the poor little guy also needed a last name. And they liked McGee (submitted by Struggling Writer). So my wise fifteen-year-old daughter suggested there be two winners. Thus, the name Mooch McGee was created.
Now, this might have been a problem had I offered a cash prize, but since the winner was only to receive the satisfaction of having named the penguin, I figured there was enough of that to split between the two.
So congratulate Whispering Writer and Struggling Writer, and of course, Mooch McGee. He finally has a name!
Okay, now on to new business. Now that the cute little guy has a name, he needs a story. So let's give him one. The Slumpbuster Challenge begins tomorrow. Check tomorrow's post for details on how it will work. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click on the penguin in my side bar.) I hope you will all join in. I think it will be fun!