Not me, unfortunately. Though I did get an honourable mention from Janet Reid, affectionately knows as The Shark because, as a New York literary agent, she tells it like it is and she doesn’t spare the teeth. She thought my story was “utterly delightful”. High praise indeed and I’m happy to have it. But you have got to read Michael Seese’s submission. So jealous, I am. I’ll post it in a minute.
Every so often Janet gives her fans a challenge. Create a story using a list of words she picks out of the air, usually revolving around a new book from an author Janet is promoting. Sounds simple, except the story cannot be any longer than 100 words. Still sound simple? Try it some time.
To save everybody a bunch of clicking I’m going to post the winning story but if you are interested in checking out how Janet runs her contests, the links are below:
The challenge was offered here; http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.ca/2012/12/flash-fiction-contest.html If you look in the comments, you’ll see my story…it’s the fifteenth submission.
And the winner was announced here; http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.ca/2013/01/ratlines-contest-winner-finalists.html
I think it’s amazing how Mr. Seese tooks the five words assigned; swords, ratline, asylum, bond, lodgers; and made such a compelling story out of them in less than 100 words. Let me know what you think of it.
Michael Seese 10:04am