Mid-Week Blues-Buster Week 2.19 WINNERS
Week 2.19 of the Mid-Week Blues-Buster is in the books.
We had seven writers come out to join us.
Judge Miranda Kate had some decisons to make.
So speaketh Judge Miranda;
Coming in at 7 entries – which was a good turn out for only the second one this season – I didn’t think it would be that difficult to pick the winners, but oh, how very wrong I was! Everyone provided such brilliant contrasting stories, it made my job very hard, and I had to sleep on it more than one night! And finally, today, with the crunch of the deadline, I have made my decision. But it was tough, so all of you should give yourselves a pat on the back for great writing.
First place – and overall Winner – Eric Martell @drmagoo The rhythm of this piece is the first thing to catch you and draw you in, and then the dark story pulls you further as you keep reading to find an answer, and you sort of do and sort of don’t, but it holds you, and compels you to be read. Excellent writing, reflecting the mood of the song prompt well. I kept returning to it again and again, with its multiple depths.
Second place goes to Mona Bliss @MissBliss Where do I begin with why I chose this? By the end you can feel the physical weight of the curse, it is described so well – let alone the story that leads us up to it. The resistance the MC puts up against the devil, comes through, although we don’t ever really know how their deal came about, or why. I also love how the MC is left with the decision making – a choice, but not really a choice – a forced choice, the weight of that alone being a lot to bear, and adding to the curse. A unique story line that intrigued me, and one that could be felt as well: good writing.
Third place goes to Jim Lockett firstname.lastname@example.org I liked the concept of this story, the seeking sanctuary in a church for bloody dealings, and then the twist of bringing in the fortune teller, in the midst of a church setting, juxtaposing the belief systems completely, and how he was guided – by which one we can ponder at our leisure after, is one really the other? It had a touch of humour and was a nice, smooth read. Very enjoyable.
Thanks to all of our readers & writers… and thanks to Judge Miranda Kate.
See you on Tuesday…