07:01:24 am on September 28, 2011 |
It is the Tuesday Tales Winner Post!
The winner will be bestowed with the AWESOME BLOG BADGE! To be displayed with pride and honor on their blog, twitter pics or what not. Where ever the winner feels their awesome sauce should get the most praise, worship and of course minions.
By entering, every contestant agrees to shamelessly promote and praise the winner on twitter.
For all discussions about this challenge use hash tag #TuesdayTales
It has been an all time record this week of 40 entries into week 8 of Tuesdaytales. I’d like to thank everyone for making this prompt exercise all that it can be and hope that it has inspired and helped you beat the block of writers… or writers block… lol
And it wouldn’t be possible with out the awesome judgemaster
This Weeks Tuesday Tales Judge is:
Susan Warren Utley is a co-founder and editor at Haunted Waters Press, an independent publisher located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She is also a writer and poet. Her writing and works can be found at http://www.creativeprocrastination.com . Visit Haunted Waters Press here http://http://www.hauntedwaterspress.com
Best Use of a Shoal
There were so many wonderful entries competing for the title of “Best Use of the Word Shoal,” that I just couldn’t decide. So this honorable mention goes to the author who put a shoal to the best use. Tracey Hanson @thansenwrites takes the win with her use of a shoal as an ideal place to dispose of a body. Well done, Tracey!
Made a Big Splash (Best Use of Photo)
Craig Smith @CraigWFSmith earns the Made a Big Splash award for best use of the photo in his somber tale of two ill-fated lovers. Well done!
Most Haunting Imagery
Wonderful. Simply wonderful. As I read the piece, I could see the images unfolding before my eyes. Congratulations Candie L. Campbell @candicecampbell.
Master of Suspense
Congratulations Michael A. Kozlowski @MAKozlowski for earning the Master of Suspense award for his tension filled, chilling tale. Superbly executed and wonderfully descriptive. Who doesn’t love a good set of salivating fangs in the moonlight?
I’m Too Sexy
Unlike Right Said Fred, Michael earns two Honorable Mentions this week, proving he is not a one hit wonder. The I’m Too Sexy award goes out to Michael A. Kozlowski @MAKozlowski whose seductive sneak peak at two lovers on a shoal is sexy, tender, and beautifully written. Michael, you are too sexy for your shirt! (If you have no idea what I am talking about then you are too young for the catwalk.)
For the Love of Water
For the Love of Water is a special Haunted Waters Press Honorable Mention awarded to the author whose work best conveys a deep connection to water. Congratulations Emilia Quill @Emilia_Quill. You stole my heart.
The Judgemaster has gone and dun it… I think Michael’s head is going to explode from being too inflated. (He also won the other awesome sauce prompt writing challenge from
Now on to our Winner….. dun DUN DUN!
Per the words of the judgemaster:
I am so grateful for the opportunity to judge Tuesday Tales. The quality of work submitted was exceptional to say the least. Congratulations to all of you who put yourselves out there today. Well done! I do wish I could choose more than one winning entry, but alas, I cannot.
So without further ado, today’s Tuesday Tales winner is Jen DeSantis @JenD_Author. Her paranormal dreamscape is skillfully crafted and seductively haunting. In my deliberations I came back to this piece time and again, reading, contemplating, and finally succumbing to the voice in my head whispering all along, “This is the one.” And what of the mystery prize? With your permission, Haunted Waters Press would like to feature your story in the upcoming issue of From the Depths. Congratulations Jen!Aspiring Paranormal-Suspense author. I play with ghosts and monsters, and I like it.
Bubbles effervesced in the shoal, teeming in the water. I blinked and looked back at the surf line. She had been there, her luminescent figure floating mere inches above the dark, wet sand. But when I rose to run to her, she’d disappeared. It wasn’t like her to be fickle, and I doubted that death would change her so greatly.
What made her retreat?
I looked around and then back at the shoal, waiting for answers.
The sun paled and my skin broke out in gooseflesh as a cool wind kissed my cheek.
“Come,” the wind whispered.
And I followed.
Go check out all the rest of the 40 entries of Tuesdaytales week 8 HERE
OR check out the archive of all the tuesdaytales to escort you to your tuesdaytales needs HERE
Potential longer prompt challenge: And If any of you #tuesdaytalians are interested in a longer prompt sequence hosted by MUWAH (me) then please comment on this post with your interest. Potentially a 500 word to 1k word challenge if any of you are up for it.