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- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Lisa Ransom
- Donna Cummings | @BookEmDonna
- Cynthia Hudson-Keane | @AuthorCAKeane
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- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Mary Decker | @mishmhem
- Deelylah Mullin | @VampBard
- Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
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Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
Sandie says: For each of the short story word prompts that were honorable mentions- they all were written with a depth of emotion that really piqued my interest and made me want to read more. The only thing that they lacked was the "zinger" that our winner had- it had a big twist at the end and it wasn't something that was predictable or even expected.
Cynthia Hudson-Keane | @AuthorCAKeane
Sandie says: It kept my interest and made a big turn at the end. You don't know what was going to happen and it was the zing I was looking for!
"We should go home, Eddie. We're already late."
Edward scowled at his younger brother. Teddy was such a baby at times. They were only a few minutes late and Mom probably wouldn’t notice.
"One more house, Teddy. Then we'll go home?"
Teddy looked at his brother trying to see if he meant it this time. It had been the same for the last six houses and he was tired of playing the game.
"I pick the house though, Eddie."
Before Edward could argue, Teddy walked up the street and headed for the last house on the left.
To the neighborhood kids it was known as the Haunted House. It had been deserted for years but at night, Teddy saw lights on inside. Not real like lamp lights, these were more of the glowing type. And they moved.
Teddy reached the edge of the property and slid his hand into his jacket pocket to make sure it was still there. Yes. He could do what he came to do.
Teddy turned around but didn't see Ed anywhere. Not even on the street. He slipped his hand back into his pocket and wrapped his fingers around the cold steel. It was time.
The next morning when Mrs. Johnson stepped out of her front door the sight before her stopped her dead.
Across the street, Devlin Manor stood perfectly still as it had for over two hundred years.
But this morning, it was covered in yards and yards of bright pink Silly String.
Congratulations Three Time Winner Cynthia, Lisa, Silver, and Sheilagh! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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