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And That’s a Winner

by Tom Klein on September 25th, 2016

Those famous words from Jack Buck came to mind this Saturday. I wrote a story that was entirely dialog and entered it in two contest without any activity. No win, no honorable mention. So, without changes I gave it one more chance. And it won.

The Last Conversation

The Last Conversation

The judge wrote:

This is a compelling short story that stands out for its strong voice, expert use of dialogue, and unnerving, original plot. It is the clear winner among the other entries…

It’s a lot of fun writing and more fun when something wins. Thanks to Saturday Writers, the email critique group, my wife, Phyllis, for judging my content and my daughter, Emily, for cleaning up my sentence structure and punctuation.

 

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