Mid-Week Blues-Buster Week 2.44 WINNERS
We had a weaker than normal turnout for this week’s Blues-Buster, which was a bummer, but we got four high quality stories to enjoy, which is a very good thing.
Due the low number of entries, I decided to have Judge Miranda Kate declare one Winner and three Honorable Mentions.
Take it away, Miranda…
Only four came out for this song, which was heart wrenching. I would have struggled to write for it myself. So we are going with one Winner and three Honourable Mentions. They were all good entries, and I had to think hard about the HM line up, although the winner did stand out for me.
Winner – R L Ames @RL_Ames I loved the use of second person in this, a very difficult POV to write well in and this was perfect. It was like being privy to a personal letter written to someone, and from the first line I was hooked. The short sentences and repetition of words gave it a rhythm and added to the flow, as the story unfolded within expression of heart break. I felt every bit of it. Great piece.
First HM – Lauren Greene @laurenegreene This piece drew me in. I had to know what had happened as the story unfolded, and it was well paced out delivering it at the end. The guilt, the aching heart, the desperation to replay the story and have it end differently was palpable. I liked it a lot.
Second HM – Ruth Long @Bullishink This was well paced, and gave a different story line to the rest. The setting was well described and the unfolding speech with the woman pushing her way through, the only one who knew what he was going to do, by the end I was willing her to reach him in time. Very nicely done.
Third HM – Mark Ethridge @lurchmunster The monotony of life comes through well in this piece. The drive to make money and the tedium of the day job over-riding everything, including love. Missing the woman who had left seemed like an afterthought, which in some ways was why she left in the first place.
Mazel tov to… everyone!
RL Ames – here’s a Winner’s Badge for you;
Thanks to all of our writers and readers, and thanks to Judge Miranda Kate.
See you (more of you!!!) on Tuesday…