Good morning and TGIF! It's the moment you've been waiting for: the contest results are in! But please read all the way through or you might miss out on something...
First—and I've seen this said so many times in other contests, but until now I never thought I would be saying it—this was a tough choice! Every entry made me smile, and I want to know more about all of them.
But I have chosen a winner, and that is...
Vie flamethrowers swallowed flailing movements.
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing your first five pages. Please email me at writerlockwood (at) gmail (dot) com with your five words in the subject line and the five pages in the body of the email.
I loved this entry because it is almost a sentence in itself, and the image it put in my mind stayed there for a long time.
But! As I said above I really enjoyed all the entries, so I'd like to offer another opportunity for everyone else. I would be very happy to critique the first THREE pages for all those who entered the contest and didn't win. If you'd like to take me up on the offer, email me at the address above, again with your five words in the subject line and the first three pages of your story in the body of the email.
Thank you to everyone who participated! I had a great time running the contest!