• 02:56:06 pm on April 11, 2012 | 1
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    Tuesday Tales WINNER 36!


    Challenge #36

     By entering, every contestant agrees to shamelessly promote and praise the winner on twitter.

    For all discussions about this challenge use hash tag #TuesdayTales

    I am happy to have this week’s Tuesdaytales Judgemasters take over: 


    A 40something wife, mother, homeschooler, aspiring novelist, and former trombonist with housekeeping issues.

    Give me my computer, hot chocolate, and music. I’m ready to roll!


    Margaret C McNulty


    Writer of historical romance and Greek myths reinvented,

    Marvel lover & flash fictioneer. Don’t just follow – say hello!

    UK ·

    Judges notes:

    “This one spoke to me in its vivid imagery of the Negatives world against the color world. Megan makes the girl’s choice all the more poignant when rendered against the stark world she lives in and the world she believes exists on the other side of the portal. Is the new world all that she hoped for? The reader is left to ponder the girl’s fate.”


    The Wizard of Oz was her favourite film. It was for all the Negatives. Trapped in a monochrome universe they could only dream of that world of vivid colour. Taste verdant emerald, touch vivid purple.

    “Don’t even think it.” Her mother shook her head, grey tears snaking down white cheeks. “Your father…Please, I can’t lose you too.”

    Still she watched, hands pressed to the portal. Still she dreamed. Watched films beamed from The Other World.

    “Come…” The voice came in a dream, kindly, almost affable. “Come to me.”


    She left a grey rose on her black pillow.

    “Goodbye Mom.”

    100 words


    Stacy’s use of language brought a Victorian feel to her story that reflected the picture well. I enjoyed seeing the secret word used not just as a descriptor but also as the crux of her indecision about the world that “affable” represents.
    Oh the poor misunderstood succubus. This one intrigued me in part because I didn’t see where it was going. Have we ever truly thought about her side of the story? It almost made me feel sorry for her trapped in this life – almost.
    Our one poem stood out in how it carried me along. How often do people use an affable facade to hide who they truly are? But of course in the end a lie will always be undone by something.
    Everyone spread the word of  @Charitygirlblog@phoenixlavan, @LupusAnthropos@Rowanwolf66and @sammyjwebb for her awesome judgemastery!

    I would also like to invite our winner  @Charitygirlblog to be a judge for next Tuesdaytales on April 17th , please let me know if your available 🙂


    You can check out all the rest of the entries of Tuesdaytales week 36 HERE

    OR check out the archive of all the tuesdaytales to escort you to your tuesdaytales needs HERE



  • A.D. Duling 4:47 pm on April 11, 2012 | # | Reply

    A deserving winner, I really liked that one!

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