Ok, I have deliberated. I have selected. I have discovered that the process of judging Twitter fiction is *incredibly* subjective. I made my husband read all of them too, and he proceeded to pick completely different entries for his top 3 than I did. So what you have are the ones that I liked the best, since you know, it's my blog. =)
They tend to be heavier on metaphor and almost like poetry, which I think is what drew me towards them so much. And I wanted ones that felt like they told a coherent story, too. It's pure chance that they all are speculative, by the way.
And without further ado, the winners are....
Her bow is red with Sue's blood. We ghosts can do nothing. The pills - they make her crazy. Smiling, she eats a banana for 400 bonus points.
by Katrina S. Forest
She built her house in a banana. I, in an orange. She was wild. I was rich. Laughing, we fell in love and were married in a pomegranate.
by A (or Ad?)
In a snow-dusted field under a banana moon they shared whiskey kisses and made promises that were broken with the dawn of a cruel apple sun.
If Katrina S. Forest, A (or Ad?), and Erin can please e-mail me at jenny AT rappaportagency DOT com, we will sort out who gets which prize package! =)
I want to thank everyone for entering. I don't think I've ever gotten so many entries for a blog contest... EVER. They were wonderful and talented and creative. So much so that I'm giving two Honorable Mentions because I loved them too. Both Honorable Mentions will receive a copy of RED by Jordan Summers.
Honorable Mention #1:
While stuck alone on a deserted island, Mary learned to love bananas. And not just as food. The long yellow fruit was a sensuous companion.
by Karen Duvall
Honorable Mention #2 (given for sheer pluck and creativity in breaking the word up!):
I slapped, he stroked. I bit, he kissed. I worried. He wrapped his arms around me and led me in a tender samba. Nana, you were so right!
So Karen Duvall and missfiddyment, you both need to e-mail me too!
(Note: I have corrected the character count, using the Twitter home page, where needed.)