• 03:16:00 pm on May 9, 2012 | 2
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    Tuesday Tales WINNER 39!


    Challenge #39

     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: 


    Daniel Swensen

    Daniel Swensen

    Fantasy writer, blogger, RPG / sci-fi enthusiast, prolific pantser, sesquipedalian smartass.Obsessed with genre movies and narrative. Not actually that surly.


    Rebekah Postupak


    Writer, teacher, executive assistant, and believer that coffee is a moral imperative.

    Rebekah Postupak

    “I picked Rebeka’s piece for its uniqueness. Something about this entry stuck out among so many great stories. I loved the way she bookended the piece with the secret word and the fable-like nature of the story. Great stuff.”


    She lived to equivocate.

    “Democrat or Republican?” asked the pollster.

    “Patriotic American,” she said, flashing teeth so white and pure the pollster trembled.

    “Want fries with that?” asked the bumpy-faced boy behind the counter.

    “Aren’t you sweet!” she said, tossing her dark hair back so smoothly the boy hiccupped in confusion.

    “May I see your references?” asked the HR director.

    “ References are vital,” she said, crossing her legs so her scarlet dress fluttered and the director paled.

    “Easy way or hard way?” asked the tall robed figure with a scythe.

    “Yes,” she said, grinning.

    She died to equivocate, too.

    100 words



    Cara Michaels

    “I love the way Cara writes. A simple concept, a generous splash of evocative language, and a closing line that leaves you anxious for more. Of the noir-ish entries in this contest (all of which I loved), this was my favorite.”

    She sat in a chair of snowy leather like a splash of flesh and blood. Her red dress showcased a study in slim. A sparkler buckle set off her slim waist. Slimmer legs crossed with studied elegance. An unlit ultra-slim cigarette rested between her slim fingers.

    “You the boss?” I asked.

    “I’m—we’ll say the social director.”

    “So you’re the madam.” She stiffened, but I saw no need to equivocate and showed my badge. “I’ll need to see your client list.”

    “Do you have a warrant?”

    “Nope. I have a dead escort.” I smiled grimly. “One of yours, I believe.”

    100 words

    Runner up mentions: J. Whitworth Hazzard, ChuckWesJ, JonathonVolkmer, setareh342, LeslieBRamey, and LupusAnthropos. (to check out the awesome stories, scroll below and click on the link to the original post to browse all of the stories)


    Everyone spread the word of the @postupak and @SurlyMuse for the awesome judgemastery!

    I would also like to invite our winner  Rebekah to be a judge for Tuesdaytales on May 22nd , please let me know if your available 🙂

    Remember next Tuesdaytales is with the Haunted Waters Press and your opportunity to be published if you win or get a honorable mention. See you next week!


    You can check out all the rest of the entries of Tuesdaytales week 39 HERE

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



  • Rebekah Postupak 5:12 pm on May 9, 2012 | # | Reply

    Thanks, Daniel & Cara! I’d be honored to take the reins May 22.

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