Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Hope you've all been enjoying the long weekend with family, friends, or maybe just your To Be Read pile.
I'm so excited to share the results of this past week's Flash! Friday contest. As Rebekah reminded me, it has been just about 8 months since this last time this happened, but for the first time this year, my story won! This means I will be featured Wednesday in my third 60-seconds interview, and I also get this new super-cool web badge:
Judge Alissa Leonard very generously said:
Brilliant. Perfect. Just… Wow. Your language was so evocative I needed a drink of water: “baked alive” “groan scratched its way out of my throat” “blistering sunlight” “grit scraped my eyes” “taunting me with the waste of water”. I felt sore and parched and I also felt that “blissful instant of relief” when the shadow fell over him. The captor is so very outlaw-esque, and I want to see more of her! I suppose that’s one way to get out of your debts… We start the story being “baked alive” and finish it with the possibility of two more weeks. It’s quite the ultimatum. And it floored me. It was seriously perfect and sucker punched me right in the gut. Beautifully written, wonderfully evocative, and very fun characters. Loved it.
While I couldn't ask for a more positive comment, I'd love to hear your honest thoughts as well, whatever those may be!