by day Stuart Orford by night Dark Lord's scribe
- Mar 22, 2012
- Mercia, UK
From someone else who broke their duck this year after many, many barren years, don't choose gothicOkay, wow. I won? That's not supposed to happen! Especially not in a month full of intelligent, creative, witty and emotionally-resonant entries! And to think I spent most of this month berating myself for writing pushing and push in the same sentence (it was meant to say pulling).
I've been entering the seventy-fives for three and a half years now (how it's been quite so long, I'm not sure) and this is my first win. I'll be honest, I never thought it'd be this one. You folks just can't resist a rogue, hmm?
Thank you so much to everyone in this lovely group, voters or otherwise. This means more to me than I can easily explain here. Suffice to say you've all made my day, week & month.
Oh God, this means I have to choose the next theme now, don't I?
Ha! Yes. I did actually notice that when reading it the first time around. I guess when the story is good and matches the theme so well, little mistakes like that can be forgiven.And to think I spent most of this month berating myself for writing pushing and push in the same sentence (it was meant to say pulling).
I'd like to think so. Farnworthy's wisteria is quite magnificent, after all.Congratulations Shyrka! Great story, and I think we couldn't resist such an inventive rogue. Do you think Lord Montague believed him?
I really enjoyed yours, I must admit, I thought it was a clever concept and very poignant.I don't expound on the intentions of my entries very often, but I wanted to mention that the animals I sprinkled my story with weren't the Animals required by the theme - those were the folks of the US who used the doctrine of Manifest Destiny to steal North America from the Native Americans (and boy, the settlers did kill an awful lot of creatures on their path to the Pacific).
*checks notes*I must try writing less-bleak stories. Perhaps next month, with Shyrka's genre and theme.