So one of my stories, "Love's a Bitch," is currently in the top 10 in the The Déjà Vu Horror Story Contest at Dark Recesses. The following was posted on their Website earlier this evening:
Updates for Those Anxiously Awaiting
Saturday, November 17, 2007
We've been working feverishly to try and get the contest winner selected, but in order to be fair and give each possible a full viewing, it's taking a little longer than anticipated.
With that in mind, and because I know that many of you will want to be able to take these wonderful pieces and find homes for them, I'm going to post up a list of our 10 finalists which we will pick our winner and runner-ups from.
To all the very, very many who subbed, but didn't make this short list, we wish you the very best in finding suitable homes for them all. It wasn't easy to narrow down such a large field to just ten, and it is even harder to pick our one winner and top three.
So without further jabbering, here are our ten finalists. We will have the winner and top-three selected by Monday come hell-fire or black water.
"The Wolf in Me" By C. A. Gardner
"Love's a Bitch" By Ross E. Lockhart
"The Night Nurse of Cobblestone" By Vince A. Liaguno
"Gullible Georgina Agravaine" By Michael Greenhut
"Lifeboat" By Joel Arnold
"The 'Nica" By James M. Scott
"Savior Moon" By Kim Despins
"Breed Love" By Chandler Kaiden
"Hunt" By Andrew F. Rey
"Too Late Now" By Patrick Regan
Thank you once more to everyone who threw their wolf in the ring. Keep your eyes open for our next contest prompt.
This news is beyond cool, and while I have no illusions of winning, it's great to see that the story, which I consider among my best, is actually in the running.
If you're interested in hearing "Love's a Bitch," it was recently recorded by Page on Stage, for broadcast (and Webcast!) on Public radio station KRCB, Wednesday, November 28, at 7:00 PM. According to one eyewitness, "'Love's a Bitch' was a highlight, and actress Mary Gannon Graham pulled out all the stops and actually made some people CRY!"
Check it out, if you can, and please keep your fingers crossed!