Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Editor Unleashed

There is a contest on . I have a story entered. Go and read and tell me what you think. You will have to join to read and vote, but there are some great stories on there. Look for Ten One-hundreds Of A Second, by DeborahB, that's me on page 14 of the contest called Flash Fiction 40. Also, check out my friends, (JRhoades, JohnOBX, both on page 14 with me), Kim (kenaipi; page 13), (drwasy; page 10) and (Margie on page 7).
Look forward to hearing from you.


JimB said...


Other than the few people I know and my own story, I only gave 1 other five star rating out. It was for your story. I thought it was well done and had an excellent balance of dialogue to exposition.

My guess is that it will either be you or "Being a Cop" that takes first place based on the quality of the writing.

Best of luck to us both.

Jim Bernheimer

DeborahB said...

HI Jim, That is so kind of you to say. If, you'll notice I didn't post anything on here about the contest until after people started gripping about people with tons of views and votes soliciting votes. :) I was totally shocked on the first day by the number of people who viewed my story and seemed to like it. What a roller coaster. Of course, only 2 people follow me on here, so I doubt promoting the contest will bring many new people to Maria's site. I'd like to see her end up with the biggest following on the net for a writer's site. This seemed a good way to help make that happen.
I'll put a note up today telling people to read your story, too!

JimB said...

I told one of the main "gripers" that she needed to relax at the end of the first day and that she was being a little too thin skinned.

Her response was to say I didn't know what I was talking about and then to continue griping.

Oh well, that's one of the pitfalls of a writer's board - too many fragile egos. You should have seen the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award board. That was an ... experience.

In your opinion, should I have stuck my fantasy piece in the crit form and put Background Check in the contest? I waffled on that decision for awhile, but when I skimmed through the entries before submitting mine, I noticed there was almost no Fantasy and what there was didn't jump out. So, I went with Fate's Heavy Hand.

DeborahB said...

I don't know about the story choice. We always second guess ourselves. :) Both are good. Background Check has that element of humor that always is popular. I do think your fantasy piece would do better in a contest with a different title. When I first saw it, I thought it would be a romance. That might have stopped some readers. Sorry.
Anyway, after this contest you should start submitting both to publications. They're well written and unique.

J.C. Towler said...

Vote early, vote often.


DeborahB said...

Ha John. I believe I voted too early. :)