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  1. TWErvin2

    TWErvin2 Contributing Member Contributor

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    "Vegetable Matters" a Derringer Award Finalist

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TWErvin2, Apr 1, 2009.

    Thought I'd let folks here know that my story "Vegetable Matters" published by MindFlights is a finalist for the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award (for the Best Novelette -- 8001 to 17,500 words).

    The Winner will be announced May 15th. Who knows:)

    Terry
     
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    Congrats! best of luck to you.
     
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    wooow! Well done!

    Hope you win :D
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Best of luck, Terry. I liked this story from the first time I saw it.
     
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    Congratulations on your success - here's hoping it continues with a win! :)
     
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    I want to add my congratulations to the bunch!! Quite an accomplishment!
     
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    Congratulations and good luck on the finals!
     
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    Congrats and good luck. I'm about to go give it a read
     
  9. NaCl

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    Terry,

    I just finished reading this story. Outstanding! While the story is classic science fiction, the writing style reminded me of Hemingway, in that, the character development drove the story in a traditional literary manner. Absolutely brilliant storytelling, my friend, You deserve all the credit you might receive for this writing.

    Dean "NaCl" Sault
     
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    Best of luck with it.
     
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    Thanks all for the well wishes and for the compliments on the writing and story itself! As NaCl indicated, it's a SF story, which doesn't fall in the normal realm of finalists for the SMFS's Derringer award. But it is a mystery, just a different setting.

    I will share the results when I learn of them.

    Terry
     
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    Congrats & good luck, Terry! :)
     
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    Good luck! I thought it was a great story, very intriguing. After I read it a while back, it inspired me to spin off in a completely different direction and try out something different from my usual--so, thanks!
     
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    Neha Beyond Infinity. Contributor

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    Great peice you've got there Terry-took me a while to read it, but I did it..;)

    Congrats for making the finals and all the best for a win..:)
     
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    Congratulations! :)
     
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    Well, "Vegetable Matters" made the finals but didn't win.

    Here is the list of 2009 Derringer Award Winners:

    BEST FLASH STORY, 0 to 1000 WORDS:
    "No Place Like Home" by Dee Stuart
    Published in: MYSTERICAL- E

    BEST SHORT STORY, 1001 to 4000 WORDS:
    "The Cost of Doing Business" by Mike Penncavage
    Published in: THUGLIT

    BEST LONG STORY, 4001 to 8000 WORDS:
    "The Quick Brown Fox" by Robert S. Levinson
    Published in: ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE

    BEST NOVELETTE, 8001 to 17500 WORDS:
    "Too Wise" by O'Neil De Noux
    Published in: ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE


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    I read them all and they're excellent stories, worthy of winning.

    Terry
     
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    Well, sorry you didn't win, Terry. But it's no mean feat to be nominated, and Vegetable Matters certainly deserved the honor.

    Maybe your next story ...
     
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    Reaching the finals.......I bow to you!
     

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