I suppose we have waited long enough to announce the winners for the Lost on the Rock 2011 flash fiction contest. We have stalled so long that even I am dying of suspense. I know that everyone is giddy with excitement. It's as if it was Christmas morning...or something like that.
As I noted in my last post, the competition was tight and Laurita and I wish we could put ALL of the stories up here this week. Alas, there can be only four (and two honourable mentions). I should note that the top four represent three different continents. This Internet thingy is really something.
Without further ado, the winners are...(Drum roll, please):
- 1st place is "Keeners", by Angel Zapata
- 2nd place is "Lost", by Denise Covey
- 3rd place is "Oubliette", by Susan Harding
- 4th place is "Where is Esther?", by Mike Jackson
- Honourable mentions go to "Simply Lost", by John Wiswell and "Numbers", by Gerard Smith.
Many thanks to everyone who entered. A thousand blessings to you all and those who live in your tent. I'd also like to thank my writing buddy Laurita Miller for co-hosting this contest. Sharing a contest can be something of a challenge but it's well worth the pay off. A shout out to the lovely 'V' who acted as intake secretary and official bartender for the contest, allowing us to judge the contest 'blindly'. I hope you enjoy the line up of stories and interviews Laurita and I will present this week. Here is the schedule of what will appear here at Conversations From Land's Edge:
Monday- Interview with contest winner, writer Angel Zapata
Tuesday- Presenting 2nd place story "Lost", by Denise Covey
Wednesday- Presenting 3rd place story "Oubliette", by Susan Harding
Thursday- Interview with 4th place writer Mike Jackson
Friday- Presenting Honourable mention story "Numbers", by Gerard Smith
Over at Laurita Miller's blog, Calling Shotgun, you will pretty much find the opposite arrangement:
Monday- Presenting contest winning story "Keeners", by Angel Zapata
Tuesday- Interview with writer Denise Covey
Wednesday- Interview with writer Susan Harding
Thursday- Presenting 4th place story "Where is Esther?", by Mike Jackson
Friday- Presenting Honourable mention story "Simply Lost", by John Wiswell