Writing Contest Winner and Another Poll Question to Vote on!
As most of you have figured out, we have a writing contest winner. Congratulations Tim Greaton (author of The Santa Shop) for your excellent short story that inspired so many votes (twenty-seven out of thirty-eight to be exact)! Some of you may know, he actually contributed three stories, but only the first could be allowed for submission. That one can be viewed, along with the two other finalists, here. I am truly happy to see so many people were inspired to write under the tough guidelines.
Tim has expressed the desire not to receive the prize of a $10 Amazon gift card. He mentioned several ideas of where he would rather it go, so he will need to get back to me on which he prefers. Regardless, Tim gets a nifty picture of a trophy here as his other prize! He can print it and hang it on his wall if he likes 🙂
With all the fun had by everyone while conducting this contest, some have expressed a desire for me to run another in the future. Perhaps with a few strange stipulations again just to make the writing interesting. As I would like to see feedback on this idea and whether it is something readers of this blog would want, I’m going to post another poll for you all to vote on. Admittedly, I just like to create these polls because they are fun, but it also lets me know what everyone thinks.
Please, take the few seconds to cast your vote. Also, don’t forget to congratulate Tim. He deserves the recognition for his great work. Just to clarify, though, he will be welcome to submit stories in the next contest, but would not be eligible as a finalist so that others have a chance to win (sorry Tim, but I know you understand). If this becomes a regular feature of the blog, I will probably make the rule no one can be the winner again for a set period (maybe 90 days).
Just so you know, the poll below will allow you to select UP TO TWO ANSWERS.