Thursday, January 7, 2010

And the Winner is ...

I was planning to announce this earlier in the day, but one of my judges took until now to get back to me. Also, as there previously weren't any agreements on a single entry, I ended up having to wait for her to choose before I could write this post.

That said, I have to report that the judges loved the concept and enjoyed reading all your entries. I'll start with the honorable mentions first (because I'm evil like that). These are the entries that were chosen by at least one judge.

Honorable Mentions

Bane of Anubis for "Euthanized monkey for sale. Won't bit. Doesn't like children."

Adam Heine for "Our satellites crippled, invasion was only a matter of time."

Christine H for "Shots, surgery and six months later, Snoopy gleefully strays again."

robert l'oiseau for "Even in his great agony, he mustered up a laugh." and "They came, they saw, they conquered. They had cool horns."


The award for funniest contest entry not chosen as a winner goes to Susan R. Mills for "Matt had a contest I couldn't win. I killed him." Three of the judges were amused by it, but didn't pick it to win because they felt it didn't fulfill the contest requirements adequately. I thought it was funny though.

And the winners of the First Free the Princess Ten-Word Novel Contest are ....

*drumroll*

Adam Heine for "The aliens took our chickens. Afterward, nothing tasted the same."

and

fairyhedgehog for "They came in peace. If only we'd known."

Winners: Please email me via the address in my Blogger profile with your mailing address and the title of the book you'd like as your prize.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone for participating. I loved reading all your extremely creative entries, and appreciate the contest pimpery that people undertook to do for me.

Let's do this again next year!

P.S. This marks the 100th post on Free the Princess. Tomorrow we will resume our regularly scheduled programming. (Wait a minute, this thing has scheduled programming? Why didn't I know this before?)

14 comments:

Davin Malasarn said...

Those are great winning selections! This contest was so hard. I tried about five different stories and none of them panned out. I admire everyone who was able to come up with something.

Julie said...

Perfect choices!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great winning entries! This was soooo hard. I love the ones you selected. (but I think Susan's is a winner!)

Congrats to all! :)

Bane of Anubis said...

Thanks for doing this and to the judges, and, wow, those winners rock big time (and I think that Susan's she should get some special prize -- like a Free The Princess blog award ;)

Happy 100th.

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Congrats to the winners and honorables! I'm so impressed, I wasn't able to come up with anything.. This was a great idea, an annual event would definitely be in order.

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm overwhelmed! I loved the honourable mentions, funniest entry and the other winning entry.

Thank you for including mine!

Susan R. Mills said...

Great choices. And thanks for mentioning mine even though I didn't win. See I told you I couldn't win. And yet, you're somehow still alive. Huh? What's up with that? :) Congrats to the winners.

Stephanie Thornton said...

This was a great contest. Congrats to all the winners!

And congrats on your 100th post, Matt!

Adam Heine said...

Woohoo! Thank you, sir! And congratulations to you too, fairyhedgehog. I'm glad Matt picked two winners, because I really do think yours is better than mine. The more so for coming in at only 8 words.

This was a great contest, Matt. I enjoyed reading all the entries. Now to pick a book...

Adam Heine said...

Oh, and congratulations on 100 posts!

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Adam. That's very kind of you.

Anita Saxena said...

Very fun contest. They were all hilarious in their on way. And congratulations on 100 posts!

sylvia said...

I love the winning stories, they are both wonderful!

fairyhedgehog said...

The Earth Hums in B Flat arrived today. It looks great, although I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

Many, many thanks for your generosity!