Near the end, Al Pacino is duking it out with about 25 guys in a gun battle. Solo. He takes a bullet or two, then opens his arms and taunts the lot of them as he takes hit after hit. "Is that all you got? Is that all you got?" The guys can't believe he's still standing.
That's how I feel, except I've got entries instead of bullets! (Of course, Pacino drops dead about 30 seconds later.)
Seriously, Holy Moses!! Not only did this contest break records, it took those records, steamrolled them, backed up, rolled over them again, and then dropped a hand grenade down their pants. You all RRRRRROCK!!
Whew. Okay. (Deep breath.) Back to business.
**The "Silhouette" Short Fiction Contest is now closed.**
But we have WAY more fun in store!
READERS' CHOICE AWARD
Voting for the Readers' Choice Award is now open!
This portion of the contest is open to everyone who submitted an entry. Here are the rules:
- Contest participants are invited to vote on their top 10 favorite entries by emailing me their votes to jevanswriter at yahoo dot com.
- Please vote by entry number and list your votes from 1 to 10 with 1 being your top vote.
- I will award 10 points for your 1st vote, 9 points for your 2nd vote, 8 points for your 3rd, 7 points for your 4th, and so on.
- You may not vote for your own entry. Please specify your entry number at the beginning of your email.
- At the close of Readers' Choice Award voting, I will tally the points. The winner will be the entry with the most points.
- I am going to award three Readers' Choice Awards. The 2nd and 3rd awards will have $15 and $10 prizes, respectively.
As you read, please keep the comments coming. Feedback and appreciation is the fuel along the lonely road of writing. If you find folks whose writing moves you, please visit their blogs or ask where you can find more. Make friends! Enjoy your own judging, and above all, have fun!
Cast your votes before Tuesday, January 19th, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.). At that time, I will let you know when the winners will be announced.
AND THERE'S MORE!!
Finally, in the tradition of the Clarity of Night contests, I will share my own vision of the "Silhouette" photo tomorrow.
Have a great night!