Contest 16 Results: And the Winners Are…

And so, Contest 16 has come and gone. Those of you who are keen to read what people have written, please go to the contest page and take a look. We got more poems this time than we normally do. Maybe dreams lend themselves better to verse than to prose. Quite a few people examined […]

The ‘Mystery Giveaway’: Results

Hey guys! If you remember, a couple of weeks ago I set up a giveaway here on my blog where I put up seven good mystery novels up for grabs. If you missed the original post, it’s too late to enter, but there will be more like it in the future, so have a look […]

Contest 15 Results: And the Winners Are…

The time has come for the results of Contest 15. We wrote about unlikely romances, and as expected, the usual suspects were there: romance with an animal, romance with food, and romance across time and space. Of course, it doesn’t need to be said that we’re interpreting the word ‘romance’ in its broadest possible meaning, […]

Contest 13 Results: And the Winner Is…

The dreaded Contest 13 is behind us. From now on, it should be plain sailing. This is the first time I tried a month-long contest on the blog, and for the longest time there weren’t any entries on it. Just as I was wondering if I should not have tried to fix an unbroken thing, […]

Contest 12 Results: And the Winner is…

Thanks to everyone for entering Contest 12. That rounds off a good twelve fortnights of writing for us all. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves as much as I have. Going forward, there will be a few changes to the contest timetable. I will announce it here and also at the beginning of the next contest, […]

Contest 10 Results: And the Winner Is…

They say time flies when you’re having fun. Contest 10 has come and gone, with twenty-six valid entries. The thing I love most about doing these contests is reading the variety in ideas and concepts that can come out from different people based on the same prompt. In this contest, I noticed the following themes: […]

Contest 9 Results: And the Winner is…

So Contest 9 became quite a big hit. About thirty people turned up to write their stories, and there was a nice mix of the wistful, the lonely, the joyful, and those tinged with that little bit of sorrow. We had poems, short mood pieces, complete stories, memoirs and also essays. Thank you all for […]

Puppeteers of Palem Giveaway: Results

First of all, guys, thank you very much for the great response that you gave for my humble blog launch post. It is easily my most popular post, judging by comments, Facebook likes/shares, the number of downloads I got, or any other such measure. For all this I can only express my gratitude to all those […]

Contest 3 Results: And the Winner Is…

And just like that, Contest 3 is now behind us. Time flies when you’re having fun. We had 12 valid entries for this contest. Yes, just twelve. After the highs of thirty-nine and twenty-eight in the first two contests, this feels a little hollow. After all, there is such a thing as beginner’s luck. But as […]

Contest 2 Results: And the Winner Is…

Right guys, so Contest 2 has come and gone. A friend of mine who entered the first contest said that this one won’t get as many responses because it is a ‘touchy issue’. (Yes, all my friends are pessimists. Birds of a feather.) He was right. We didn’t get as many entries as we did […]