Karen Cantwell

Contest Winner

It feels very difficult to celebrate a contest right now, while so many parents are mourning the loss of their children today. As a mother, as a human, as a person with a soul, my heart goes out to them as well as to the families of the adults killed in today’s horrific, horrific tragedy.

I decided to write humor because I felt there was already so much sadness in the world, that I wanted people to have an escape from that – a way to lighten their spirits. It’s just impossible to be funny today, however.

Prior to seeing this afternoon’s newscast, I had pulled a winner, and I will contact her personally, then make the public announcement on a day when we’ve all had some time to heal. Please, please, please, say a prayer for those families, those children who had to live through this horror, and for humanity.