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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:48:14 AM
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There were many wonderful stories written for this competition, which left our judges with a very difficult task in selecting our favorites (in order).

Here are the winning entries. Congratulations to Blackdog, Wordpusher715, and Mendalla on your placings:

1st Place ($50): Folds by Blackdog
2nd Place ($35): Of Presidents and Butt Sharks by Wordpusher715
3rd Place ($15): The Berry Girl by Mendalla

These wonderfully written stories round out the Top 10:

4. Felix's New View by Paperboy
5. Inoke's Dance by Clum
6. My Puddle Duck by Tams
7. The Case No One Wanted by Dreamcatcher
8. Funhouse by Verbal
9. The Sweetest Destination by KatarinaTechgoddess
10. Coral is a Colour of Love by CuriousAnnie

We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who participated and made this competition a great success.

We will be awarding RR's and EP's shortly, and notifying the winners.

There will be a new competition announced shortly so please be on the look out for that!

Thank you all!

Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:51:52 AM
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Congratulations to all. It was a fun competition. flower
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:46:08 AM
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Congratulations to the winners, runners-up and everyone who took part flower

See you again in the next one...

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

My competition stories:
Picture On My Wall
The Last Train
Letting Go
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:48:21 AM
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What a fantastic competition! Congratulations to the winners, the Top 10 and all who took part. Every story was a winner in its own right! hello1
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:39:10 AM
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Congratulations to the Podium, Top 10 and all who entered! What talent I see on this site!
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:43 AM
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Congratulations to the winners and the rest of the top ten! I'm so honored to be in that list!

There were so many amazing stories in this competition. I am thrilled to be among such talent.

Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:39:02 AM
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Congratulations to the winners and everyone who entered.

It was so much fun reading all the entries. There were so many excellent stories in this comp. I look forward to the next one.

Some of my stuff.
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:53:39 AM
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This was such a fun contest congrats to the winners and rest of the top 10
Congrats to all who entered !

Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:03:46 PM
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First off, I love what a great field we got for this comp. An incredible turnout for our first Stories Space comp in quite a while. Some terrific stories there including, but not limited to, the top ten.

Second, I am truly humbled to be on the podium with these two. They are terrific stories and quite deserving of the prizes they got. In another universe, though, some of the other top ten could well have been in the top three. It's that good a field.

So congratulations to all who entered, with a special high five (virtual, of course) to my fellow winners and top-tenners.

Now, let's head over to Inspirations, break out some drinks and goodies (esp. some of Sara's cookies) and celebrate the success of this comp.

My "Cheers to 10 Years" competition entries;

My Temple - A poem (40 words)
The Goddess Dances - Flash fantasy (873 words) - Winner - Cheers to 10 Years Flash
Something - Short Horror (2581 words)
Musings of a Forgotten Deity - A poem (100 words)
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:30:42 PM
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Congratulations to Blackdog, Wordpusher715, Mendalla, and all of the top 10 — and THANK YOU to all the entrants who made the judging so difficult. It was truly a pleasure to read all the submissions.


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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:24:04 PM
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This was such a fun contest!

Congratulations to the top three and to all who entered.

A big thanks to Molly and everyone at this site for organizing the competition. It is a lot of thankless work, but know it is very much appreciated. I am already looking forward to the next contest, whether it be a comp (i know they are not easy to organize) or even just a writing challenge. :)

Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:24:49 PM
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That was a fun contest, with some truly good stories! Congrats to the winners, and to the remainder of the top 10.
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:58:45 AM
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So enjoyed this contest, 500 words is an enjoyably challenging length.

Congratulations to all who entered, the top ten and in particular Blackdog, Wordpusher715, and Mendalla.

Thanks to those who organised and judged this competition.
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:55:26 AM
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Thanks for the kind words and congratulations. I enjoy the StoriesSpace family. The talent is amazing and the stories are wonderful for those with wandering minds like mine. Congratulations to everyone who entered and especially to the Top Ten.

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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:34:54 AM
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All the contest participants deserve a big, 'WAY TO GO!' and the list of veteran writers with 'top-notch' stories is evidence of the quality of the writings. Two extra special shout outs to:

Molly and anyone who lent a helping hand in the contest. Y'all done did good and did it with style.

I'm not acquainted with Black Dog but I'm now a follower. His story 'Folds' was superb.

Hope there's some coffee left over at, Inspirations.


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OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:54:47 AM
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Absolutely, first and foremost thanks to SS and Molly and everyone behind the scenes on the site (lol, I even loved the logo design). It was a fun summer comp and brought out so many talented writers and a wide range of stories. Your imaginations boggle my imagination! Congrats to the winners, the honourables and everyone who entered!

Hey! I write!

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If you're feeling naughty, read this: Twas the Night After Christmas
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Thank you!
Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:56:06 PM
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Congratulations to the winners and runners up. Some very good stories here. icon_smile

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx

If anyone wishes to find the beginning of this epic saga, here it is:


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:59:19 PM
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Congratulations to the Top 3 for their victory and to all others for a fine competition.

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