1. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Announcement Hall of Fame Contest 2017: The winner is...

    Discussion in 'Monthly Short Story Contest' started by Tenderiser, Oct 1, 2017.

    The wait is over!

    The judges have spent the last month reading over the entries - the winners of the last 11 monthly contests. These represent the best WF has to offer and the judges were impressed.

    If any of the authors want the judges' comments on their stories, drop me a PM. Just beware not every judge gave comments for every story.

    Without further ado, the top three are...

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    The winner is @historymom with The Waiting Game!

    All of the judges were moved by this beautiful story, which was summed up with:

    "An absolutely gorgeous story, perfectly told from beginning to end. "

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    In second place is @Samunderthelights with Missing. The judges loved the grittiness, and all agreed they wanted to read more - one wanting it to be a full-length novel!

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    In joint third place we have @DueNorth with Alexander's Bear and @pyroglyphian with Storm in a Teacup. The judges thought Alexander's Bear was "poignant and terrifying" and Storm in a Teacup was "thoroughly enjoyable."

    Well done to all the entrants!
     
  2. Night Herald

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    Congratulations, all, and well done. I haven't read more than one of these stories, but I trust that it was more than deserved.

    Was this a one-time thing, or will we be seeing something similar next year?
     
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    Pleasantly surprised to have come anywhere in the running.

    Many thanks for organising it all @Tenderiser.

    Congrats to @DueNorth, @historymom and @Samunderthelights.

    :wotwot:
     
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    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Hopefully it will be annual. :)
     
  5. DueNorth

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    @historymom Congratulations on a great story and a great honor! And to the very deserving 2nd place @Samunderthelights, well done, and congrats, as well! And @pyroglyphian, let us humbly cherish 3rd together!
     
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    Woo hoo! Finally :D

    Congrats to all the winners, definitely well deserved. Honestly every single story in this contest was solid and of great quality. Well done all and here's hoping for an even more intense and exciting competition next year!
     
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    had to go through and read the best of the best! hot damn that was some good reading.

    well deserved, everyone.
     
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    Oh, wow. I genuinely thought, after reading all of the stories, that I wouldn't even come anywhere the top 3. So this a really nice surprise. :bigsmile:

    Congratulations @DueNorth and @pyroglyphian !! And of course a huge congratulations to @historymom, on a very well deserved win!! :-D

    I really hope this will be an annual thing, because I loved reading all of the stories. And every single one of them deserved to be in the top 3. They were all great!
     
  9. Homer Potvin

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    Congrats to all! Anyone know how to get in touch with @historymom? She hasn't been around in a couple of months... hate for her victory to be a posthumous one, haha.
     
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    congrats to all the winners, great stories :)
     
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    So, like, where's @historymom? So far this has been pretty anticlimactic.
     
  12. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    It's, like... a Waiting Game.
     
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    Oh my gosh! I am SO SORRY to keep you all waiting! Kids have started school, all kinds of craziness going on in my world, and I don't think I've been getting email notifications from WF. That said, a million thanks for the 1st place award! I could not be more surprised and honored. Congrats to all the Hall of Fame finalists. :-D
     
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    @historymom, I am just pleased that you are alive--and that you care that you won! I never gave up believing that you were out there :).
     
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    @Tenderiser, is there going to be a WF e-zine this year?
     
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  16. Tenderiser

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    I hope so! It'll need coordination from a few different WFers, but I'm glad you mentioned it. I'll get the ball rolling.

    I'm also behind on PMs but will be on it soon. Work is... stressful... at the moment.
     
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    Ah well, there goes my, what happened to @historymom? Short story prompt suggestion...
     
  18. historymom

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    Ha ha. Very funny, @Alphonse Capone. :p Historymom was busy being history's greatest mom!!! (Jk, I mostly suck)
     

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