Mid-Week Blues-Buster Week 44 WINNERS
So, Week 44 of the Mid-Week Blues-Buster has come to an end…
Judge Miranda Gammella had a hard job to do, and she did it well…
So speaketh Judge Miranda;
First off, love the song. I can always count on the music that Jeff chooses for his contest to be awesome. Nil Lara has now been added to my Slacker for continued listening. Once again Jeff has further expanded my musical palate.
Now for the entries: What a collection – a lot of sadness, misery, love-lost, love-worn, hope, and a few surprises in between. This was a difficult decision, the stories were all so good, but a contest is a contest and only one can truly win, yes? So here are my picks.
3rd Place “Skin and Teeth” by Bullish After hearing the prompt song, a story about werewolves was not expected in the slightest, but loved it all the same, and still fits with the mood of the song. I enjoyed the dry wit of the narrator of the story, how he just seemed to roll with the punches. Now I want to know what happened after he was bitten. Really enjoyed this spin on the prompt.
2nd Place “Crushed Petals” by Jeff Hollar What a story … reads like a letter to a former lover, or the thoughts of someone on what he or she would say to their former lover if given the opportunity. One sentence really stuck out: “Loving you too much to the exclusion of living for myself was wrong.” This should be something that EVERYONE should go by. And I think we can all relate to going completely bananas about someone, to the point that we let ourselves get submersed, at least for a time. Great job.
And the big wiiiiiiiinner is….. Drum roll please….
1st Place “Muse” by Beth Avery I loved loved loved the wording of this story … the tornado/water analogy was beautiful … and gave you a new way to visualize how one-sided the relationship was. I pictured the whole thing in my mind and it really struck a chord. Plus, it had a creative way of utilizing the prompt in a literal way, if that makes sense. All in all, great job everyone. You made it very difficult to decide. And thanks to Jeff for allowing me to judge this week.
Mazel tov to all of our Winners.
Beth, here’s the Winner’s Badge;
Thanks to all of our writers & readers, and thanks to Judge Miranda…
See you on Tuesday…