Nov 20, 2008

Quick Tales writing contest - Results

The Caferati-LiveJournal Quick Tales contest results came in on the 18th (the announcement here). This story of mine was placed 4th.

As it turns out, this story and three others tied for the top spot. The tie-breaker left me in the last spot (apply clichés about cookie crumbling'/'biscuit breaking'/'shrewsbury slicing' :-)).

Congratulations to all the winners (quite a few of them). Pats on back to organisers for seeing this through, and for making judging comments available.

One judge mentioned some trouble interpreting the 2nd last sentence, which I didn't realise at the time of writing (I meant one wife and two girlfriends only, present company included. The implication of who hired the man was intentionally open-ended, but in my mind, it was the wife.). I wish I had had another 50-100 words, because I had to skip past a few binding agents to fit it in.

10 comments:

666 said...

Congrats!

saurabhsahni said...

Congrats JR. awesome story, excellent twist in the end :)

Mankutimma said...
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Mankutimma said...

Congrats to J."Chekhov".R . Could not follow your first story well but second one was very good

Kunal Thakar said...

I liked the story. Well done JR.

Ramanand said...

Manish, AN, Saurabh, Thakar: thanks

daemon said...

Good story, Ramanand. But I found it a bit unconvincing (if I may), in terms of establishing the protagonist as a cheat. From the feel given out, he could easily be a nicer guy rather than one having the nerve to be a meaner self.

daemon said...

No.. my second round was better (could finally open my eyes :-)). Good one Ramanand. Disregard my earlier comment.

Ramanand said...

D: it's ok, you don't have to force yourself to be sympathetic :-)
Couldn't do a lot of establishing in the word limit, am afraid. I looked at him as a guy with weights on his shoulders looking for cheap distractions!

Samrat said...

I liked your story the best.
nevertheless , better lucks awaits you later.
Cheers,