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Thread: Short Story Competition Final '13

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    @Sancho,

    I had a girlfriend who had glasses like that. Honest. She was a librarian. She wore those glasses and her eyes looked huge. It spooked me. I had to keep asking her to turn around for me, as the view was infinitely better. Her ophthalmologist was this 30-something Cretan hunk who had a stupendous mustache. I don't know what became of her, but sometimes I imagine that she married him. Wouldn't that be something.

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    That would indeed be poetic, Doc.

    And a very merry Christmas right back atcha!

    BTW, that's Bubbles in the picture. He's a character in the Canadian sitcom, Trailer Park Boys. Very funny, especially when you've had a few.
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    It is still very close! Please keep voting!
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    Voted!

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    Well done to all, your efforts are appreciated.
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    Congratulations to DocHeart, who is the winner of Short Story Competition 2013!

    Many thanks to all the entrants and everyone who took part in the competition by reading and voting throughout the year.

    (I am terribly sorry for the delay in announcing the winner but this is the first time I have been on an actual computer since December 20th!)
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    Congratulations, DocHeart!

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    Congrats, DocHeart!
    Exit, pursued by a bear.

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    Whoa! DocHeart? Is it too late to retract the vote and cast it for a less... morally questionable author? Or how about just a sober one?

    When he rouses out of his scotch-induced stupor, he's going to be ecstatic.


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    Congratulations, DocHeart. I do think you're a good writer, but I didn't think the quality of the stories was very high this year.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by qimissung View Post
    Congratulations, DocHeart. I do think you're a good writer, but I didn't think the quality of the stories was very high this year.
    That seems kinna harsh, though. This stuff is hard to write, you know...






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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    I do know they are hard to write. I don't think it's a harsh assessment; I do think it's honest, though. Harsh would be 'these are terrible;' 'who said you could write?' etc.

    I do apologize for appearing to rain on DocHeart's parade, but I didn't necessarily include him in that assessment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of Hearts View Post
    Whoa! DocHeart? Is it too late to retract the vote and cast it for a less... morally questionable author? Or how about just a sober one?
    Far too late, I fear, my dear Jack. What do you want sober writers for, anyway? They make too much sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of Hearts View Post
    When he rouses out of his scotch-induced stupor, he's going to be ecstatic.
    I'm always ecstatic when I awake. Especially when I manage to unglue my eyelids.

    Quote Originally Posted by qimissung View Post
    Congratulations, DocHeart. I do think you're a good writer, but I didn't think the quality of the stories was very high this year.
    It's because the writers were sober, Qimi!

    Seriously now: thanks, everyone, for honouring me in this manner for two years in a row. Good excuse to still be calling myself a writer (especially since my attempt at writing a novel seems as likely to succeed as Greece's forthcoming socialist government). I'll keep writing and sharing.

    A very happy new year to all: may your creative juices keep flowing. And if there are any other types of juices you wish to see flowing, may they flood your kitchens, bathrooms and mattresses, too.

    Best,
    DH
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    Stain igia sou, DocHeart! A bottle of ouzo all around!!
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