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CRIKEY! Judging now completed….. short story competition

This is difficult.

I have just read the two entries for the creative writing competition and find I’m completely stuck: I can’t make the decision.

Both Ara and Bilby have written stories that carried me forward, making me want to read on. Each story is so very different and that makes it harder still!

Ara’s story made me feel so sad for all boys sent out to boarding school at such a young age, especially as I am currently reading Andrew Motion’s memoir of childhood (In the Blood) which details the horrors of his schooling before common entrance. Her blending of the scary fearsome tiger into AA Milne’s Tigger at the end made me smile.

Bilby’s story of an evil man looking for a way out of a relationship is chilling – in that it could really happen! This man, an opportunist,emotionally cruel, and completely ego-centric, is caught out while the girl is saved by the skin of her teeth. Interesting stuff.

I’m going out into the garden where the frost has now lifted.

I may be gone sometime. By the time I come back in I shall have made a decision :)

I shall add it to the comments

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  1. April 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm | #1

    Oh dear, Nym.

    It wasn’t our intention to cause you a problem! It would have undoubtedly been easier to decide had
    you received more entries, I suspect.

    Perhaps a draw?

  2. Janus
    April 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm | #2

    Nym, the Solomon solution is to disqualify both on technical and literary grounds. :-)

  3. April 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm | #3

    That would work too, Janus! :)

  4. April 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm | #4

    I have made up my mind: Bilby is the winner by a wallaby’s whiska.

  5. April 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm | #5

    Well done, Bilby.

    Good decision, Nym! :)

  6. April 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm | #6

    Well done Bilby, and Ara.

    Pseu, maybe you should edit the title of this post now??

  7. April 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm | #7

    well observed, LW

  8. Bilby
    April 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm | #8

    Better a wallaby’s whisker than a bilby’s nose, in the circumstances. ;) Thank you, Nym. I hope the decision-making didn’t affect your gardening pleasure. I was beginning to think you’d encountered a hostile plant or fallen into the compost. :)

    Thanks Ara (I loved your story) and LW.
    :)

  9. Janus
    April 2, 2012 at 6:55 am | #9

    Well wrote, Bilbers!

  10. Boadicea
    April 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm | #10

    Thanks for this Pseu :-)

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