Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Summer Chiller Contest Winners

My flash story, Surrogate Fruit has placed first in the Flashes in the Dark, Summer Chiller Contest. The summertime theme, per the guidelines, was to create a story that turned “the regular trappings of the warmest part of the year into something dark and scary” in 1,200 words or less.

There were first through third place winners and two honorable mentions from writers Graeme Reynolds, Jessica Brown, Jodi MacArthur, and Shane McKenzie. Please read the announcement here:

Flashes in the Dark: News Page


Please visit each writer’s story in the Summer Chillers Archives and feel free to leave congratulatory comments in the feedback field:

Flashes in the Dark: Summer Chillers Archives


Sincere thanks goes to editors, Lori Titus and Bob Eccles who are not only kind people, but also some of the best horror writers around.

20 comments:

  1. Congrats Angel! Super Story! Great Coup!

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  2. Congrats Angel, and also to the others.

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  3. Congrats, Angel. Well deserved. That was a great story, one that has haunted me ever the first read.

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  4. A well-deserved win, Angel. All of the stories that placed were great. I do not envy Lori or Bob for having to pick their order.

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  5. Congrats, Angel... I plan to check it out.

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  6. Congrats, King Of Horror! As Laurita, this particular tale has flitted in and out of my mind. It's absolutely terrible in all the right, horrowing ways. Your writing snapshots the devil literally as well as figuratively.

    Good job, buddy!

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  7. Congrats to you and all of the others!

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  8. Taught him everything he knows...LOL, J/K

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  9. Thank you everyone.

    Don't forget Flashes in the Dark is always open to submissions, so get those stories finalized and send them off.

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  10. Hi Angel,

    Thanks for your support, and for consistantly submitting knock 'em dead stories. :)

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  11. Congratulations on the win Angel, well deserved :)

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  12. I loved that story. I think it could actually work as a kid's story, like Sleeping Beauty or something.

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  13. Congratulations, Angel!

    you had some stiff competition!

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