Hi all. I’m back from my almost 2 months of absence, for which I apologize. End of fiscal year in my day job wasn’t a walk in the park this time; I can’t quite remember going through so much travel and intense work in my whole career. All the while prepping 5 books for publication in July, for laughing out loud. Talk about stressing myself, huh.
Anyway, let’s catch up.
First, I’d love to announce, belatedly, the May winners of the contest. It was a tough prompt — write a story with no “E”, and many writers have managed it admirably. It was, admittedly, one of my favorite months in the whole history of our contest.
Here are the 3 top prizes:
FIRST PRIZE ($55) for the best story:
Block by Mark Brown. Maybe I have a soft spot for the inner struggle . . . But I thought this was one of the stronger stories back in May.
SECOND PRIZE ($33) for the most shared story:
THIRD PRIZE ($33) for the best commenter:
Paolo Jose Cruz for his insightful, supportive comments on many stories.
So there we go… next up in a couple of days—the June contest winners. To be honest, I’m thinking to suspend the contest for the rest of the summer. Will think more about this before the next post…