Mid-Week Blues-Buster Week 2.23 WINNERS
And thus ends Week 2.23 of the Mid-Week Blues-Buster.
Judge Jessica Marcarelli had some great stories to sort through.
Here are her decisions;
Thanks so much for letting me judge this – it was so much fun. Everyone is very talented. I enjoyed myself.
drmagoo – I love this story. The cabin imagery for his hidden self is beautiful. It clicks just the right way. Unfortunately, even after several digital and physical counts, it was just over the slushy 700 limit. It still gets an honorable mention, however, for the lasting impression it made.
The Red Dress by Denise Callaway – I thought this was another vampiric story but you surprised me. A good intrepretation of the siren idea, especially considering the song that inspired it. I could almost hear the music pounding in the background as she came for him.
Orson Holloway’s Reunion by CharlesWShort – you are the only one who turned this into science fiction and I love that. The hopelessness is well done and you’ve got a believable universe going on here even with only 640 words. Well done.
Splintered by bullishink – I don’t like the whole Twilight/vampire love story thing. But this. This is horribly good. Love, but twisted, showing the darkness and helplessness of a relationship with such a creature. It’s a wonderfully dark twist on the song.
The Cabin by PurpleQueenNL – Wow. What a sucker punch ending. I didn’t see it coming and that is an accomplishment. Not only that, but the song fits this macabre story so well – or vice versa? Either way, it’s a visceral, well-written piece.
Home… by LastKrystallos – Your story has stayed with me since I read it…and I keep going back to re-read it. I can feel her anguish, feel his twisted desires, and it makes for such a delicious read. To come to the end and discover the truth – one that you hid well but seemed oh-so-right when we got there – was saddeningly satisfying. It’s a dark and haunting fulfillment of the song that inspired it. Congratulations on a job very well done!
Thanks to all of our readers & writers, and thanks to Judge Jessica Marcarelli.
See you on Tuesday…