EVERYONE A WINNER!
ANNOUNCEMENT: The competition, including James Bow, who entered late, was so strong that it was impossible to determine which was the best. I have a mild preference for one because it is so clear and honest, another for its concise precision, another because it's more on the button and no nonsense (though I wonder if the Devil is really like that...) and so on. And so I have to say that you each will be winning a book. Only one book per entrant, I'm sorry to say, except for the Grand Prize Winner which was submitted by Quenby Joanette for her prodigious efforts at a time when she was really far too busy to do this thing at all. Congratulations to all the entrants!.
Would all entrants please go to www.booksbywelwyn.ca and choose a (paperback) book except for Quenby Joanette who may choose two paperbacks. Then could you please email me at
with your full name, address, and book/books of your choice, and whether you want them autographed, and if so, to whom.
Since I was forced (due to my judges being so busy) to be the sole judge of this contest, I feel I have to give you an example of what I would have said, so that you will see I was not biased by my own point of view:
"I am the father of lies, so ignore all advice I would offer you and follow your own instincts in writing true fiction." 118 characters.
see you soon, and Happy Equinox!