I know you've been waiting breathlessly for this. I've been waiting too, because the entries were so good, so unbelievably good, it was very hard to choose the winner. Nonetheless, one stood out from the crowd. Namely, it made me laugh so hard, that I tinkled in my pants a little. But you all already know I do this anyway, daily. No surprise there. To refresh your memory what this madness was about, last week one of my readers had this wild idea that I should do a writing competition, when I whined how hard it is to find great indie authors and indie books, and how I want to help people discover amazing new voices. I thought, okay, why not? And so Mad Tutu Writing Competition was born. I got 20 submissions, and I think I will do it again, because reading them was a delight. The terms were:
- Write a 1,000 words max short story with magic in it. And make sure it's funny.
- Mention an elephant, a tutu, a breathalyzer, beer-flavored lollipops, a brick and a purse.
- Send a picture of yourself in character (I scratched that, the quality of pics was bad).
- The winner gets to be featured on my blog and gets 1 of my signed paperbacks.
Below you will find the winning entry (get ready, you will pee your pants, I guarantee it) and there rest of the entries underneath, in the order they were submitted (so don't think the one on the top is because it's somehow better than the one on the bottom), with author names and links to their entries as PDF files (you can click on them to upload them). And underneath ALL THAT you will find a PDF file with ALL the entires combined, if you wanted to just read them all.Read More