Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Finalists Are . . .





Like I said earlier, three judges, three totally different lists of winners. (And one big argument.) The following six contestants took either first or second place on someone's list. (One judge insisted on a tie for first place.) Their stories were all amazing, so each of the finalists will be the recipient of a special prize.

To all the other contestants, it was a pleasure reading your TALES OF ADVENTURE! Thanks for entering!


(The finalists, in no particular order.)


MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN STORY

This award goes to International Mastermind, who had us hooked from her very first sentence, "And the head rolled to Amy's feet." Her story started wonderfully, ended wonderfully, and kept the judges on the edge of their seats in the meantime!


MOST TERRIFYING CAUTIONARY TALE

Claire Maine-inn takes this prize. Her account of breaking into a deserted school in search of adventure had the judges reading with their hands over their eyes. (Which isn't easy!) We're all so glad you and your friends made it out alive!


MOST TANTALIZING CLIFFHANGER

Pearl's tale of a shifty neighbor with possible Mob ties left all the judges dying for more. Pearl, you MUST tell us what happened with Tony! Keeping it a secret would be horribly cruel.


MOST REMARKABLE TRUE-LIFE STORY

Spring's life is apparently too exciting for fiction. (If only the rest of us were so lucky!) After reading about her near encounter with a real-life burglar, the judges are all still sleeping with the lights on.


MOST INVENTIVE TALE

L. Harder, somewhere there's a judge who's furious that you didn't win top prize. Your story of a painting haunted by a sinister ghost really was one of the most exciting stories, ever. You have a truly bizarre imagination--and we hope you put it to good use writing more stories.


MOST DELIGHTFUL CHARACTERS

Ghosts, sleuthing skills, and hippies. Lovelenaxanoria's story had it all. But above all, the judges really loved the characters you created. They seemed wonderfully real--particularly the know-it-all little brother. He should have his own series of books!

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6 Comments:

Blogger Lena said...

YES! *shakes fist in air and squeals* Congrats to everyone else who won!

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Claire (Nina Marie) said...

All right this is awesome my friends said I'd be a winner Congrats to all winners :)

8:10 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

THANKYOUTHANKTOUTHANKYOU!!! Congrats to everyone else who entered (and especially all of the finalists!) (oh, and especially especially hazel!)

Can't wait to read them! (Can you post all of them?)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

Yeah, I'd LOVE to read the other winners! They all sound exciting and scary!

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

If there's only about 20 entries, could you post all of them? I'm dying to know what happened to Tony! (And who he is!) Please!

4:02 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

OH... That is what you meant by L. Harder. No, I only submitted one story.

11:42 AM  

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