Whenever I use this chicken image I am reminded of the movie Waking Ned Divine, where Ned’s friends go to great lengths to find out who won the lottery in their tiny Irish village. At one point they host a ginormous chicken dinner for the entire village, and spend the meal time chatting folks up to see if they are hiding something. Hilarious! A great flick, if you have not seen it – add it to your queue!

Back to the business at hand…

Oh my gosh you guys… I’m so excited to share that my short story was voted First Prize Winner in the Rule of Three blogfest! The results were posted yesterday, but I was busy having surgery and was out of commission all day so the festivities had to wait until this morning. I am fine, glad to be home, and super excited to share this fabulous news. I don’t know if there is a higher honor for a writer than being chosen by readers. I am *so happy* my story entertained you, and I look forward to developing it further.

I’d like to thank all of you who voted for my story. I don’t know who you are, or even how many of you there were, but I’m sending a giant rocking-back-and-forth-hug to each of you.  Thank you, truly.

There were so many really great stories in the blogfest to choose from and mine is now just so proud of itself!  Four installments of 600 words was really difficult work with, much harder than I thought it would be.  I won a cash prize of a $50 Amazon gift card, (WOOT!) which I cannot wait to spend. (insert maniacal laughter here). 

I had a lot of fun participating in this blogfest, and have to say that my favorite part was connecting with the other writers through our blogs and twitter. The online writing community is full of amazing people, it is cool to be able to meet and connect. Something about this blogfest, perhaps that it lasted a month – made it feel so friendly and familiar. By the end of the month, I’d found so many new writers out there whose work and blogs I will continue to follow.  Good stuff.

A BIG SHOUT OUT to Misha and Frederick Lee Brooke for placing in the top three, and a high five to all the long-list and short-list finalists.  Congratulations all around. To see the lists go here (short list) and here (long list).  All of the entrants deserve kudos for making it to the end of this month-long blogfest. The link to all the entries is here. (not sure if that linky will stay online forever so go there now!).

Of course, very special thanks to the blogfest creators and hosts: Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Stuart Nager at Tale Spinning, Lisa Vooght at Flash Fiction, and JC Martin at Fighter Writer for creating this awesome contest and to all of the awesome authors who gave prizes and books!

  1. Michael Hicks, In Her Name: Empire     LINK
  2. Marcus Clearspring, Walkabout Gnomes     LINK
  3. Alex J Cavanaugh, Cassa Star     LINK
  4. S.L. Pierce, The HateThe Devil’s GameSecrets     LINK
  5. Faith Mortimer, Echoes Of Life and Love     LINK
  6. Talli Roland, Watching Willow Watts     LINK
Honorable mentions:
  1. Damyanti Biswas, A To Z Stories Of Life and Death     LINK
  2. J.C. Martin and Michelle Davidson Argyle, Stories For Sendai     LINK
  3. Stuart Nager, Dawn Of Indie Romance     LINK

This blogfest was such a success, our hosts are already getting set for ROUND 2!  So, click here for details at the blog, make sure you sign up and follow. Hopefully I’ll see you in Renaissance!

About the Author Corinne

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  1. Congrats on the chicken dinner…mmmm..chicken…
    wait..what? no chicken? :)

    Congrats Connie. Glad your surgery was a success. This was rough physically for the four of us. Hope our Curse of the Co-Hosts did not grab onto you (or anyone else)

  2. Congratulations! Your story was certainly worthy. I regret not finishing the challenge myself, but I learned something: I can’t force myself to have ideas about a story my heart just isn’t in.

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