Michael J. Solender has taken top honors in the Best Flash Fiction category in the August 2009 Bullet Awards at Eastern Standard Crime.
The Bluffs At Torrey Pines was an excellent story and, if you haven't read it or want to read it again, it can be found right here.
A Twist Of Noir also took runner-up honors, moving up a slot from July's awards. I'm honored to be in great company with the winner, Thrillers, Killers 'N' Chillers and Aldo Calcagno's Powder Burn Flash.
Libby Cudmore's awesome story, Unplanned, took top billing in the mini fiction category. You should really read this story if you want to see how effortless she makes this look.
Congratulations to the ten pickees in the Watery Grave Invitational being held over at The Drowning Machine.
Corey Wilde did the blind draw earlier today and the following storytellers will be duking it out for bragging rights...oh, yeah, and no small sum of $25, $15 and $10 for first through third.
In the mix:
For those that have read Eric Beetner's A Twist Of Noir, you know who I'm pulling for in this contest. I am, of course, biased.
That's right, I'm pulling for my bastard son Cormac.
Really, though, good luck to everyone in this thing.
And don't forget Eric Beetner is holding his own contest over at his site.
I don't have my submission in yet, as I'm still working on it, getting it shiny.
I want all four books, damn it!
To add what a moron on I am, forgetting a great little tale called The Ricochet that Matthew Quinn Martin produced for The Flash Fiction Offensive. Matthew took second runner-up in the flash category.
SWITCHBLADE #1 is available. (per Fred Zackel)
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