Friday, September 01, 2006

Results are in

The clarity of Night short fiction contest has come to a close. The results are in. I didn't win, but I am glad to see 3 of my 5 choices for winners finished in the winners. Congratulations to all that did win and I must say it is well deserved. I was quite impressed with the level of competition shown in most if not all of the stories that were submitted. A special Congratulations goes out to Rebecca Snowden of Writing Blind who won first place in the contest and 3rd in the readers choice award as well. Her story "The man in the moon" was well deserving and very well written. More special Congrats go out to Flood of Flash flood who took home first place in the readers choice award. Her story "Robbed" can be found right there. If you would like to check out either one of thier blogs you can find thier links over there on my sidebar. There were 100 submissions to the contest and Jason and Anne had to make some very tough choices in picking the winners. I know I did while casting my votes as well. Head on over to "the clarity of night" and check out a lot of , if not all of the entries. Also be sure to visit Anne Frasier for some insights and peeks at her soon to be released book PALE Immortal. Congratulations again, Anne! If you don't want to read all 100 entries here are a few of the others that I personally liked the most.

"In the Moonlight" by Jeff Neale:

This was a bit different from most of the stories of Jeff's that I have read. It was also quite a bit different than most or all of the other entries. That said he did a marvelous job with it, but I don't want to say too much or I will give it away.

"Under a Puzzled Sky" by R.W. Randall:

A story that I think most of us can relate to on some level at some point and time in our lives.

"I can dig it" by Jaye wells

This Genre is 'not my thing', but in spite of that this was a story that I enjoyed quite a bit as well. Again, I don't want to say too much, as doing so will give away a vast majority of the 250 word story but go check it out for yourself. I also suggest you visit her blog especially if you are interested at all in writing related topics.

There are a lot more great stories, but like I said, these are just a few of my favorites. Congratulations Jason and Anne on another great contest and an awesome turnout!

That is it for now,



Jeff said...

BD- Thank you so much for your kind comments about my story. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I liked your story too, and thought it was very well written. :)

Writing Blind said...

Thanks for the shout-out and the nice little one-act play you left in my comments. My customers are all idiots though, so it didn't quite play out as I'd hoped. Mostly, they just wanted to know if they could get more barbecue sauce.

(And you know I loved your story too. I know it sounds stupid but I wish we all could have won.)

alyndabear said...

Gacccck. I kept meaning to go and have a go at the writing contest, but a mix of stage fright and forgetfulness kicked in.

(A belated "I did love your story!" to you though, and congrats to the winners.)

Thanks for commenting on my blog; I always look forward to your comments! And I definitely want to find out how some of your lurkers found you. :)


Michelle said...

That story "Robbed" is something else...

Jaye Wells said...

BD, sorry I haven't stopped by in a while. I'm thrilled you liked I Can Dig It. Thanks for your nice comments.