HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Above you have The Resolution — selected as the “Best Storyline” in the writing contest featured in the latest issue of The Goreletter. Kudos to my “co-authors”: Gary Blankenship, Mike Brendan, AK Drees, Brian J. Harrold, Dale Herring & Terrie Leigh Relf, along with Matt Duvall and Steph Ellis, all of whom made this a lot of fun.
This story started with the opening sentence, offered online as an Instigation “prompt” for a New Year’s Eve writing contest … and authors “replied” to it using tweets and AuthorBee functions to build a narrative that went in many different directions. Arnzen selected the “best storyline” from the contributed tweets using AuthorBee’s “remix” functionality, and both Michael Arnzen and AuthorBee awarded selected participants with prizes.
Here are the winners:
“Best Individual Contributions” prizes go to:
Mike Brendan, Terrie Leigh Relf and Gary Blankenship.
They are each winning a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate, kindly sponsored by AuthorBee. I have chosen Gary Blankenship to also win a free signed copy of my book, Play Dead, for top post, because he not only took the story down a very weird direction but also because he invented the phrase “blood caramel.”
“Best Storyline”: Writers who contributed to the “best storyline” above receive a free copy of Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side and were entered along with all participants into a random draw for one of three signed Fridge of the Damned magnetic horror poetry kits. The winners of these are… Dale Herring, Gary Blankenship and Steph Ellis.
Thanks to everyone for playing along, and to AuthorBee for sponsoring this fun contest!