I got three wonderful entries to the short story contest I ran a few days ago!
Notice! by Dani J Caile
Detention at S.P.A.M.S. by Kathleen O.
Escort! by Ramana Rajgopaul
What’s funny is that I have run contests, in the past, giving lots more time and larger prizes, and received few if any entries – but this time, I gave entrants only a couple of days to scour their spam folders and use whatever they found to create an original short story – and three of you stepped forward with entries that had me in stitches.
Couldn’t make it easy on me to pick a winner, could you?
Dani’s entry, a 150 word flash story, was a tight, quick read. It almost sounded like a conversation that might actually happen – in real life – at least in Spammerview.
Ramana’s entry – non-fiction, I suspect – gave a little glimpse into the history of spam and misdirected marketing attempts. It reminds me of how my grandmother’s home number was one digit off the local pizza delivery number, and people would argue with her about whether they’d called the right number and whether she ought to bring them a pizza.
Kathleen’s entry, finally, was my favorite – she managed to wring a full short story from her spam bucket, and the long-suffering Effie Older deserves a good book (or whatever Kathleen chooses from Amazon to share with her) to unwind after pulling double duty supervising the wayward at S.P.A.M.S. Congratulations, Kathleen! Leave a comment here, using your preferred email address in the email field (I’m the only one who will see it) so I can send you your Amazon certificate!
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