My winner this week is an absent friend who returned this week. That friend is Crimson Archer with his entry Try and Try Again. Paul - I thought that the writing was exquisite. That opening line "A whole shattered into fragments becomes an enigma." was just beautiful and there were so many other phrases to admire. And then that shock of an ending. Wow. I do hope you won't be a stranger to The Prediction at Colleen's place with writing like that.
No runners-up but, and this is the second time of me doing this, a more than honourable mention to RR Kovar and Colleen for their Nate and Seth series. I have become seriously addicted to this series and am not sure if it will continue at Prediction Fiction. It feels like there is still a bit more to come and I would love to read it.
Now this is where I would normally pluck words forth but Colleen will be doing that in a matter of hours so I want to use this space to say a few words if you will allow me before you go to Prediction Fiction (http://predictionfiction.blogspot.co.uk/) to continue playing this addictive little game of ours (and do remember that there is a time difference as Colleen is based in the USA whereas I am in the UK.
So, my final words to you, my dear friends.
What I have loved most about The Prediction is the community which Lily built and I have been pleased and honoured to be able to host over the past months. And what an international community it is. We have had visitors from the UK, USA, Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, Poland, Spain, India, Latvia, Sweden, Romania, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Maybe not all writing but definitely reading the wonderful tales that are presented here every single week.
And the writing which has poured forth for our visitors to read, let us talk about that, such sweet, sweet writing. I would like to recognise each and every person who has submitted a tale, the writers, my friends, who come here to play, all who I mention in no particular order and forgive me if I have missed anyone:
David Barber, Shaun Adams, Sandra Davies, Lily Childs, Nick Robinson, William Davoll, Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw, Antonia Woodville, John Xero, Marietta Miles, Helen Howell, Dex Raven, RR Kovar, Colleen Foley, Zaiure Grey, Geraghty10598, Chris Allinotte, Anthony Cowin, Cindy Vaskova, Matt Farr, Zoe Farr, Dion Winton-Polak, Andrew Clark (aka Keehar), Kevin G Bufton, MuckieDuckie, A J Hayes, Aidan Fritz, Asuqi and Paul Richardson.
Everyone is so incredibly talented and so inspirational to each other. It has been a privilege to read your words, follow your writing outside The Prediction (several of you have published books) and an honour to choose a winner each week. I give you all my most heartfelt thanks for visiting and playing with the simple words I poured forth each week. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Before I go, a few months back I met up with Lily at FantasyCon in Brighton. I promised I would post a picture of the two of us together on this site and I have failed to do so up until now. If you look below you will see two former Prediction hosts who both know that it rests in the safe hands of Colleen going forward.