Urgent Message from Byron the Quokka

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Hark! Yes, I’m supposed to be taking care of this weekend’s TV listings; but I’m also in charge of comment contests–and we’ve got a hot one going!

We’re shooting for 85,000 comments, and there’s less than 100 to go! Really, you folks can manage that this weekend. Eighty comments or so–why, you could manage that today, if you put your minds to it.

And the lucky winner will get…

*An autographed copy of one of Lee’s books

*A hot red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost”

*An autographed vintage horror novel cover (Mind Stealer)–published in 1990

*Some little plastic army men

*A bicycle [Hey! Waddaya mean, no bicycle? Boss, now is not the time to be a cheapskate!] Sorry, we’re not offering a bicycle. Cheap, cheap, cheap…

But if you win, you do get your choice of one of the above prizes.

Everybody’s eligible, even if you’ve won an earlier contest. Let’s see some of you bashful blinkers put your two cents in!

Comment Contest: Less Than 400 to Go

G’day! Byron the Quokka here, urging you to take part in the comment contest. To that end, let me introduce my cousin Feezy.

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Everybody thinks she’s irresistibly cute… but she will plotz if we don’t have a comment contest winner soon. Save Feezy from plotzing!

We’re shooting for a milestone, 85,000 comments, with less than 400 left to go. And oh! the prizes!

–Autographed copy of one of Lee’s books

–Spectacular red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost”

–Some plastic army men

Don’t blame me if Lee’s too cheap to offer real prizes that’ll get people so excited, they won’t know what to do with themselves–like a bicycle, for instance. Or a catapult. I’d love to have a catapult. But he never listens to me.

Don’t Forget the Comment Contest


This blurry picture doesn’t begin to do justice to this glamorous T-shirt you can claim as a prize if you win our current comment contest. We’re shooting for 85,000, with less than 500 comments to go.

Oh, the prizes!  You can win the shirt. Or an autographed copy of one of my books. Or an autographed cover of my 1990 horror novel, Mind Stealer. Or even, if none of the foregoing appeal to you, a little bag of plastic army men.

The legend on the shirt says, “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” Hey, the guy who owns our neighborhood health food store, he wears one!

All comments are eligible except for nasty or inane ones.

(Hardly anybody here this morning; so let’s get chattering!)

Comment Contest Prize (Maybe?)

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We do have a comment contest going, with just a little more than 500 comments to go to reach 85,000.

How do you like this as a comment contest prize? A mint-condition cover (front and back) of my ancient horror novel, Mind Stealer–autographed, of course. It features back cover copy written by someone who obviously never read the book and whose description of it bears but little resemblance to the contents. That’s big-time New York publishing for you.

Anyway, if you win, you can request it as a prize.

Byron the Quokka wants to give away a bicycle, but I’m not listening.

Do We Need a Comment Contest? (Yes)

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, coming to you from Rottnest Island.

We need some cheering up around here, don’t you think? How about another comment contest? Phoebe suggested one yesterday, and we quokkas are already talking about it around the Clue board.

We have less than a thousand comments to go to reach 85,000, which ought to be a milestone… and I have all these cool T-shirts that say “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” Plus books. Lots and lots of books. Prizes galore. We might even hand out plastic army men!

So okay: I hereby announce the new comment contest, with the finish line at 85,000.

Let’s see how fast our readers can get there!

[Personal to Joshua: Yes, I know I’m late. I’ll try to get your prize shipped next week. Thanks for your patience.]

Don’t Miss Our Christmas Carol Contest!

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G’day, all! Byron the Quokka here–with one of the lovely bicycles that Lee should mail out as a contest prize, which he would do if only he would listen to me!

We’re only a few days into our annual Christmas Carol Contest, so there’s time for it to grow. Anyone can enter! And as often as you like, too. The carol that gets the most views on the day it was requested, wins. And the happy reader who requested it gets a prize. No, sorry, not the bicycle. You’ll win an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books; or, if you prefer, this cool T-shirt in MAGA red that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”

I’d love to see all of you request Christmas hymns–especially some of you who come here often but hardly ever comment.

All you have to do is leave a comment requesting a Christmas carol. Leave it anywhere–we’ll see it.

So far there are two carols tied with 18 views each. I’m not allowed to tell you which ones they are. We want to heighten the suspense!

And again, I’m sorry about there being no bicycles mailed out–but I only work here, y’know.

We Have a Winner! 80,000 Comments

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Ina has hit 80,000 right on the nose–another milestone achieved.

I think she won another contest not too long ago.

So here we are with our winner, and Byron the Quokka won’t have to do a comment contest and the Christmas Carol Contest at the same time. And Ina wins either an autographed book or one of those T-shirts that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” I should add, the book of her choice.

Don’t forget to email me your mailing address. I ought to have it already, but can’t seem to find it.


Only 50 Comments to Go!

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Please don’t let me get stuck trying to wrap up the comment contest and launch our annual Christmas Carol Contest at the same time! There are limits to what even a quokka can do!

With just 50 more views, we will get to that glorious milestone of 80,000 comments. I would like to be able to tell you that the winner who posts No. 80,000 will get a nice bicycle, or maybe a pyramid built in his or her honor–but you know how cheap Lee is. The winner will get an autographed book or one of those cool T-shirts that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”

Come on, people! 50 comments–you could do that today!

(Be back in a bit with the weekend’s TV listings.)

Up and At ‘Em with the Comments!

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G’day, jambo, kaor! Byron the Quokka here, trying to wrap up this comment contest. Have you noticed there are less than 200 comments to go to reach 80,000?

I would love to have this finished before Thanksgiving; because the day after Thanksgiving, I have to launch the Christmas Carol Contest!

The winner will receive either an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books, or this really cool T-shirt in MAGA red that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” You get to choose your prize!

So, before we dive into any nooze, and during the dive, and afterward, how about going to town with your comments? Just about anything goes–as long as it’s not abusive to anyone else on this site, packed with profanity, a cheap attempt to disguise a sales pitch as a comment, or simply too dopey to bother with.

Come on–less than 200 more! You can do that in a week! Or less, even! Don’t leave me twisting in the wind like some kind of boof who can’t run a comment contest…

Comment Milestone: Only 350 to Go

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here; and as you can see, I’m incognito. I don’t want to get stuck managing another contest! Crikey, I’m not the only Quokka here. Why can’t Feezy or Foozy take on some of this work?

Anyhow! We are shooting for 80,000 comments, a glorious milestone, we’ve got just 350 to go, and oh, brother, do I wish we’d get them up before Thanksgiving! Because the day after, I have to start the Christmas Carol Contest. (You can’t beat it for alliteration.)

If you are the lucky winner who posts Comment No. 80,000, you will win a prize of your choice: either a high post in the government of Bulgaria, an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books, or this cool T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”

But it’s all up to you, O readers! Only 350 comments to go–you can do that standing on your heads (maybe another contest here, do ya think?).