Wow, you people are amazing. We’ve been arguing and fighting with each other for THREE DAYS now trying to pick all our favorite stories! (Maggie threatened us with a sword.)

And in the end, we’ve decided to name SIX runners-up because narrowing it down (without Maggie’s sword) was just too tough. Runners-up, not only will you bathe in unending glory, you get to make US write about what you want us to write about. Each of you can comment (or email or pm) with your prompt, and over the next few months we’ll tear into them. Prompts can be an image, story, or idea.

Without further ado (and in no particular order):


Congratulations folks!!!

Of course, we know you really want to know where the ARC of Shiver and awesome MF totebag are headed.


Serafina, you just blew us away with your incredible story. It was fabu. We loved it, and squeezed it and wanted to name it Bob.

But instead…. you’ll have to settle for SHIVER. 😀

Thanks to everyone who participated. Reading the stories and poems was a lot of fun.

23 thoughts on “ANNIVERSARY CONTEST WINNERS!!!!!!!

  1. Congrats to the winners!

    Is there a list of links for all the stories? I think I missed out on the winning entry!

  2. Super congratulations to all the winners!

    I don’t envy you guys the choice. There was SO MUCH good stuff submitted!

  3. Uh… not right now. BUT they’re all linked in the comments to one of the three contest posts I made.

  4. There really was. I was rather overwhelmed, to tell the truth. But I can’t complain, because it was all so great.

  5. Damn, you gals are fast! Congrats ! I’m making the rounds reading all the stories and haven’t gotten to that one yet. I go NOW!! 😀

  6. Congratulations, serafina!! Your story was great.

    Actually, I really enjoyed reading all the stories and poems.

    (now to come up with prompt–maybe a picture with lots of pastel colors, and fluffy bunnies and Barbie in it)

  7. Is that my name!? Is someone cutting onions? Congratulations everyone. Some great stories.

    Hey kids, come and look at dads name.

  8. I laughed out loud at so much of yours, Anne Marie. Actually, send me an email sometime, will you?

  9. Wooooo! Thanks for picking my story! I had fun writing it. Now, to think of a prompt…. 🙂

  10. Ha! I just thought of something evil… the prompt: my novel OTHER! ;P

    No, really, will think of something better…

  11. !!!!!!
    …that stands to represent the IRL squealing I just did. 😀
    Actually, my bookmark is to my own journal, and I saw that there were suddenly twice as many comments on my most recent post, the story, and I thought “No way…” and then when I checked my flist, it took four trys to load this post. The internet loves teasing me, no doubt.
    But most importantly, SQUEEEEEEEE.

  12. ‘gratz to the winners!

    (pouts for me who didn’t. :P)

    But, they all are great little pieces of art.

  13. Heres my prompt Interesting culture. I had to ask permission of elders in spirit to do this. I can hear traditional music and song and see their dreamtime. I love you guys. Thanks everyone, and I’ll have a beer and a game of pool to toast all the great stories. Cheers, Simon.

  14. Congrats serafina_zane!

    Thanks again, so much, for this opportunity! I enjoyed writing the story, and, surprisingly, sharing it wasn’t as painful as I thought it might be. (‘Course everyone was super kind, so…) But, yeah, thanks! 🙂

    Chelle from Tempting Persephone

  15. 😀 Although the story was perfect, I still find myself wanting more and thinking about it at random moments.

  16. So, when/where/how do you want the prompts? Shall we drop them in here like Simon did? Thanks for letting me in on the fun!

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