1st Place--SARAH HINA, And Miles to Go Before She Sleeps (#27)
[Prize: $25 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Running Wind" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]
2nd Place--SEAN FERRELL, Reversal (#56)
[Prize: $20 Amazon gift certificate]
3rd Place--JOSH VOGT, Time is a Road (#49)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate]
4th Place--PAUL LIADIS, Ar'n Man (#39)
[Prize: $10 Amazon gift certificate]
5th Place--JEFE B, You Can't Get There from Here (#61)
[Prize: $5 Amazon gift certificate]
Honorable Mention--CHARLES GRAMLICH, Precious Cargo (#1)
Honorable Mention--SCOTT SIMPSON, Blurred Vision (#6)
Honorable Mention--POSOLXSTVO, Anywhere But Here (#19)
Honorable Mention--SCOTT ELLIS, Freebird (#32)
Honorable Mention--AERIN, Dreamland Eyes (#62)
READERS' CHOICE AWARD:
Readers' Choice--CHARLES GRAMLICH, Precious Cargo (#1)
[Prize: $15 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the "Running Wind" photograph (inscribed by Jason Evans)]
1st Runner-Up--SARAH HINA, And Miles to Go Before She Sleeps (#27)
2nd Runner-Up--JOSH VOGT, Time is a Road (#49)
As always, choosing was painful. You all deserve a massive round of applause. Everyone has something valuable to take away.
Just how successful was it? Your 64 entries have generated 17,124 hits from 4,755 unique visitors! I'm grateful for such a wonderful turnout.
Over the course of next few days, Aine and I will be adding comments to each entry saying what each of us liked best about it. So much talent here. Wow!
KEEP THE COMMUNITY GOING
Don't let the community end here. I hope to see all of you back at The Clarity of Night and on your own blogs. I'd love to trade links if you're up to it!
On the great suggestion of Aerin, I'm going to open a post-contest writing roundtable tomorrow. In comments, we can discuss flash fiction, successful approaches to writing, and trade ideas and techniques. I'll ask each of the winners to give us a thought to get the discussion started.
Thanks again for a great contest experience and for all of the excellent writing. Give the winners a pat on the back for their outstanding work.
The Clarity of Night will now be powering down from contest mode and returning to normal content.
It's been great fun! Feel free to contact me anytime.
You will always find a welcoming place here.