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#1 Offline Velox

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Posted Jan 15 2012 - 01:49 AM

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First Place: Entry #8: Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Christmas Presents - By Kumata (Mystery)

Second Place: Entry #5: Gifts - By Yukiko (Steampunk, elements of fantasy and post-apocalyptic)

Third Place: Entry #4: Krampus - By The Power that Is (Fantasy)

Fourth Place (Tie): Entry #7: Souvenirs - By Legolover-361 (Apocalypse)

Fourth Place (Tie): Entry #2: Christmas Time on Hope VI - By xccj (Sci-Fi)

Prizes: Kumata will receive a copy of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Not only is it a Christmas Classic, but it is a Christmas Crossover story as well, with both Christmas and Fantasy (ghosts) as its focus. Prizes are not unlikely to surface for other placers, but unresolved as of yet. Will be finalized within a few days. Again I'd like to give a huge thank you to our contest judges and their speedy...well, judging:-Tolkien-Eeko-55555-VeloxI know it was hard for them (including myself) to rank the entries, as while we only had a few entries, all were fabulously written, and they were all a joy to read. I would also like to thank a few others. Firstly, to 55555 who was my fellow host and whose help is invaluable. I'd also like to thank Ziko and Zeddy for their assistance. Furthermore, I'd like to thank in a special way xccj who has been a great help in both this and the Short Stories #8 Contest, always ready and willing to give his advice and offer his help when 5 5's and I called. And to everyone else, for making this contest run smoothly. While I am somewhat disappointed at the shortage of entries, I am happy that the contest was still a success and the great entries it received. 55555Velox

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#2 Offline GSR

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Posted Jan 15 2012 - 02:12 AM

Congratulations to all the winners! I haven't read a few of those, so I really ought to do so.

Edited by GSR, Jan 15 2012 - 02:14 AM.

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#3 Offline Toast of Awesomeness

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Posted Jan 15 2012 - 08:18 AM

Congratulations! I read all the entries, and everyone did fantastic. I really enjoyed seeing all of your creativity. Good job everyone. :)
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#4 Offline More Fierce Than Fire

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Posted Jan 15 2012 - 08:46 AM

Wow, third place. With all the good entries that flooded in after the deadline was extended I didn't think I'd get placed at all
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The bells were ringing in the dale

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#5 Offline Legolover-361

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Posted Jan 15 2012 - 07:33 PM

I felt the exact same way, The Power That Is. I'm glad to have placed, even if it isn't very high compared to the original list of entries. I'm actually surprised some entries didn't place higher than they did: a testament to the skill shown in this contest's entries.True, we didn't get a large list of entries, but we did get a high concentration of good writing. And I think this conveys two Christmas-themed messages very well: one, the quality of your gifts is more important than the quantity; and two, when people get together for fun (in this case, for writing), good things tend to happen.Congratulations, all! And thank you, judges, for your quick judging process.
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#6 Offline Inferna Firesword

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Posted Jan 15 2012 - 10:03 PM

Congrats to all the winners! Then again, everyone who entered is a winner in my book: I didn't get anywhere on my story. :P-Inferna
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#7 Offline Kumata

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Posted Jan 16 2012 - 09:15 AM

Aw yeah! :happydance: I should commend the judges for slogging through my 6000+ word entry. And now off to read the other stories!
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#8 Offline Yukiko

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Posted Jan 18 2012 - 06:16 PM

Wow, second place?Congradulations to everyone who entered, I have read all the stories and all of them were well written and deserving of a prize. ^^
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Posted Jan 26 2012 - 10:42 AM

Congratulations, everyone. :)
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Posted Apr 05 2012 - 08:04 AM

Congratulations. ^_^
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On the day the wall came down / They threw the locks onto the ground
And with glasses high / We raised a cry / For freedom had arrived
 
On the day the wall came down / The ship of fools had finally run aground
Promises lit up the night / Like paper doves in flight
 
I dreamed you had left my side / No warmth, not even pride remained
And even though you needed me / It was clear that I could not do a thing for you
 
Now life devalues day by day / As friends and neighbors turn away
And there's a change that even with regret / Cannot be undone
 
Now frontiers shift like desert sands / While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history / In shades of grey
 
I woke to the sound of drums / The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and I looked at you / And all but the bitter residues slipped away
 
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