Mid-Week Blues-Buster Week 2.2 WINNERS
And thus Week 2.2 of the Mid-Week Blues-Buster comes to a close.
After a very slow start, Judge Jenn Monty ended up with several entries to read. Here are her decisions…
Everyone did a great job with the song and you guys made it very difficult to choose just 3. I loved all the different uses of the phrase “what difference does it make” – great stuff all around.
But I did have to choose, so I found myself looking at different criteria than normal: unique references to the song itself and unexpected suspense and storytelling.
3rd place – Time Served by Ruth Long / @Bullinkink. This story had a different take on the song by removing any romantic reference and using familial relationships to demonstrate the phrase “I’d do anything you’d ask”; there was also a flip in the person who leaves. All a nice twist on the song and an added suspense.
2nd place – Daffodils by Miranda Kate / @PurpleQueenNL. This piece had some great Morrisey and Smiths references. It also had suspense from the first sentence. I found myself holding my breath as the MC opened the bathroom door. And the last sentence! “…memories rather than dreams…” brilliant phrase.
1st place – All Men Have Secrets by Jim Lockett. The references to the two different single covers, the reference to milk and The Collector, stealing, lies, the one who left – every little detail of the song was added to this story with amazing tie-ins. Everything related back to the story in unexpected ways and I truly enjoyed the reference to isolation created by the dystopian setting. And as much as I love The Smiths, I laughed at the last line – “I never really cared for The Smiths.” Excellent stuff.
Congrats to all of our Winners.
Jim – here’s the Winner’s Badge for your collection;
Thanks to all of our writers & readers, and thanks to Judge Jenn Monty…
See you on Tuesday!!!