1st Place--TREVOR RECORD, Sleep (#40)
[Prize: $25 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Endless Hour" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]
2nd Place--SEAN FERRELL, Talking Down the Flames (#35)
[Prize: $20 Amazon gift certificate]
3rd Place--REBECCA HENDRICKS, Superstar (#54)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate]
4th Place--JAYE WELLS, Werewife (#7)
[Prize: $10 Amazon gift certificate]
5th Place--KATHERINE NAPIER, Reality Bytes (#19)
[Prize: $5 Amazon gift certificate]
Honorable Mention--JUDE ENSAFF, Case #453 (#13)
Honorable Mention--BRILLIANT DONKEY, It's All Relative (#25)
Honorable Mention--BETH, Things We Cannot Say (#26)
Honorable Mention--G. LI, Afterglow (#36)
Honorable Mention--JOHN MCAULEY, Steak & Pork Brains (#55)
READERS' CHOICE AWARD:
Readers' Choice--JAYE WELLS, Werewife (#7)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Endless Hour" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]
1st Runner-Up, Readers' Choice--ESTHER AVILA, Table for Eight (#31)
Now that you've caught your breath, let me thank you again for a wonderful contest. As usual, choosing from among the top scorers was horribly difficult. So many were strong. There are more deserving entries than are recognized here, I assure you!
Just how successful was it? Your writing has generated 12,182 hits from 2,666 unique visitors! You should give yourselves a round of applause.
Over the course of next few days, I will be adding a comment to each entry saying what I liked best. If you would like constructive comments by private email, just let me know at jevanswriter at yahoo dot com.
KEEP THE COMMUNITY GOING
Don't let the community end here. I hope to see all of you back here at The Clarity of Night and on your own blogs. Let me know if you'd like to trade links.
And now, I'll wish you all a good night. Feel free to contact me anytime. You'll always find a welcoming place here.
(Normal Clarity of Night content returns tomorrow.)