To the writers who participated:
Hello to all of our dear friends, followers, and fans. Today is the big day, the day you get to make the final push to win the fiction challenge.
As per the rules, we are posting a link to all of the stories that were published for the contest. For the writers, this is your final chance to promote your stories and gather more votes from readers that may not have read your story yet, or, to share your particular post out to your social networks and push for the coveted “post with the most” likes.
The challenge has been an overwhelming success. We have seen writers who have never written a fiction piece push themselves to do so. We’ve seen new followers, fans, and readers come to the site to comment and vote, and we have had both novice and seasoned writers participate.
Also, as a special announcement, we attracted the attention of Penguin Random House publishing, and we will be announcing a collaborative event with them in the very near future. This is exciting. This could lead to a new or seasoned writer/author getting noticed by one of the four big publishing houses! Again, keep an eye out for this post.
I have to say that as editors, Marilyn and I were busting at the seams, stapling our lips shut, wanting to comment and participate in the discussions about some of these stories. A couple of these stories, in my opinion, had the plot and character depth to create a novel-length story. But, as staff who were editing and making decisions about publishing each story, we could not comment.
That said, man, some of you did some wonderful, talented, creative writing. Good job!
Finally, each of the published writers will be added to our Published Contributors page to further expose your writing, links, blogs, websites, books, and social media. Please make sure we have all of the links in your bios that you wish to be listed. This is how we “collaborate” with other writers., authors, and bloggers.
To the readers:
Once again, we have to thank you for your loyal following and readership. Thanks for participating in the poll that led to this challenge. Finally, it is you that make our blog the success that it is. Cheers!
Also, we have a backlog of great submissions in several genres for your reading pleasure as we move forward from the fiction contest. Stay tuned.
The Stories: Time to vote!
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘Aria’ by Bibiana Krall
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘Charlie’s Shoes’ by Laurie Oien
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘My Inspiration’ by Barbara Sinor
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘Jingle, Jingle’ by Hannelore Dean
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘Thawed Out’ by Mary-Lou Rosengren
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘Billie Jo’ by Terry Gassett (Staff)
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘The Rocking Chair’ by Jayne Bodell (Staff)
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘Masque of Spades’ by Susannah McQuitty
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘The Morris Family Killings’ by Peeush Trikha
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘My Younger Me’ By John C. Gyorki (Staff)
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘Raven’ by Marcee Corn
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘The Awakening’ by Michelle Gunnin (Staff)
- Fiction Writing Challenge: ‘The World Beyond the Rocking Chair’ by Pam Stoklosa
- The Fiction Challenge: ‘Jessi’s Sunset’ by Marsha L. Mullen
As of now, “Charlie’s Shoes” by Laurie Oien is in the lead. There are several ties at between 8-10 votes. Now is the time to push for first place. Hit those social media buttons and push for the victory!
I look forward to seeing the champion emerge.
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