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Comment Archives: Stories: A&E: Fiction Contest

Re: “2014 Creative Loafing Fiction Contest

Not looking good here for public interest....

Posted by Darryl Weaver on 01/19/2014 at 2:09 PM

Re: “"With Apologies to Gene Fowler"

"...the minute he stepped out on that ledge, he knew."

He knew what ?

Posted by lwc30326 on 01/18/2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “"With Apologies to Gene Fowler"

Those don't sound biased at all ( ;0 ).

I thought that was a sudden & rather inexplicable left turn w/ the death / implied suicide of the "family star" brother.
Call me a hater but this lacked the characterizational skill of the 2nd level winner.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Darryl Weaver on 01/12/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “2014 Creative Loafing Fiction Contest

Are there plans to publish any of the other entries ?

I hope so, just to give ppl an idea of what else there was.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Darryl Weaver on 01/12/2014 at 4:08 PM

Re: “"Surfaces"

I'm sorry, was there a story there ?
What was it ABOUT ?
What I read didn't even quite qualify for the idea of a story.

I hope some of the other entries get printed for comparison purposes. They can't all have been this dismal.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Darryl Weaver on 01/11/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “"The Pain Study"

While I found all 3 of these stories to sort of peter out at the end while taking sudden left turns, at least this one had some skill in the writing with character definition lacking in the others.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Darryl Weaver on 01/11/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “2014 Creative Loafing Fiction Contest

Well, they obviously goofed badly in not selecting MY entry ! ;0

Seriously though, I did find these stories flawed in an oddly similar way. Each seemed to peter out as they ended.

The 1st took a sudden, unexplained turn in revealing the completely unexplained (& ---what's the opposite of unhinted at ?) death of the protagonist's "star of the family" brother. Then ended as if the author realized they'd neared the word limit.

The 2nd also whizzed around in some unexpected ways as reached it's end, which seemed suddenly much faster paced than the slow earlier sections.
I did find that the story did at least have some realistic & compelling human interest qualities & character definintion lacking in the 1st.

As for story #3...I'm not even sure if story is the right word. Frankly, it didn't even seem to me a complete idea.

0 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Darryl Weaver on 01/11/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “"Surfaces"


This story is fetishistic junk.

Whoever chose this story for publication should be ashamed for indulging the ego of a writer with such a childish ideology.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Black Man on 01/10/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “"With Apologies to Gene Fowler"

Terrific work! You ha e amazing talent. I'm so proud of you!

Posted by Charon Eve on 01/09/2014 at 8:06 PM

Re: “"With Apologies to Gene Fowler"

Awesome story; you guys did a great job of picking the first place winner ! Of course, I might
be biased.....Congratulations! I love you :)

Posted by Karen Hodgens-Lott on 01/09/2014 at 6:28 PM

Re: “"Surfaces"

Incredibly racists and naive story (third place story)

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by chub on 01/09/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “12th Annual Fiction Contest

When will you be accepting applicants for the 2014 competition?

Posted by Eric J Oliveros on 12/11/2013 at 10:21 PM

Re: “11th Annual Fiction Contest

i didnt even know when the contest started can we get email notification?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sunnedaze on 01/20/2012 at 7:46 AM

Re: “SECOND PLACE: "The Swallow"

The car will pass the two cyclists almost 21.5 miles from town at approximately 10:25:43 am.

Posted by lwc30326 on 01/18/2012 at 4:05 PM

Re: “10th annual Fiction Contest

When is the next contest? I would like to enter please. Thank you.

Posted by Sunnedaze on 07/11/2011 at 8:34 PM

Re: “First Place: "Drone"

actually x-ray wouldn't work on tv because it presents a static image of which additional information cannot be gathered

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by sandyvable on 01/06/2011 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Third Place: "Jesus Stalks"

Man, what a great fun read! You should get Jesus and Alia married and do her take on her mother-in-law.

Posted by mazumba on 01/06/2011 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Third Place: "Jesus Stalks"

Congratulations, Dionne!

- Laurah N

Posted by viva_hater on 01/06/2011 at 3:20 PM

Re: “10th annual Fiction Contest

cool...just wondering, are there any other requirements for the contest? # of words? # of pages? where to submit? i'm probably missing the links to this info. but, yeah. would love to know!

Posted by taytay3000 on 01/06/2011 at 3:10 PM

Re: “The Greatest Key Collector in Atlanta

I am trying to find out about keys. I really love them and REALLY want to know more... is there any way you could email me some information or a website or something? Thanks if you do:

Posted by mKeEgYan on 08/29/2010 at 2:51 AM

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