Becky Mushko


On August 7, 2008, I learned that I won the 2008 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest's "Vile Pun" Division with this dreadful sentence:

Vowing to get revenge on his English teacher for making him memorize Wordsworth’s “Intimations of Immortality,” Warren decided to pour sugar in her gas tank, but he inadvertently grabbed a sugar substitute so it was actually Splenda in the gas.

Becky Mushko's former website


The view from my study window: the Peaks of Otter

My new website is

My bio is at

This site will remain for a while. Meanwhile, visit the new site.

Where I'm coming from: I'm a retired teacher/freelance writer/children's writer who lives in Franklin County, Virginia, where I'm close to—but not on—Smith Mountain Lake. I live 15 miles from the town of Rocky Mount, which made national headlines in the summer of 2004 when a bear wandered into Franklin Memorial Hospital. In June 2007, a guy drove his F-150 into the Confederate soldier statue in front of the court house and demolished the entire statue. In November 2007, my tombstone was stolen from my family cemetery.

In mid-May, I appeared on "Cover to Cover," the Blue Ridge Regional Library's cable show on BTW21. My episode (#98) is here.

Read my blog or a sample of "Peevish Advice."

Contact me.

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