- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Barbe Crabtree | @ComeOnPeopl
- Anne Chowdhury | @TwiAddictAnne
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Cate Derham | @Cate_Derham
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Louisa Bacio | @Lousiabacio
Barbe Crabtree | @ComeOnPeopl
Silver says: She provided interesting character insight and introspection while providing a complete story. The backstory was clear, the characters finely drawn and this was a compelling story.
Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio
Silver says: I wasn't sure where this story was going but there was a real sense of place and urgency that kept me reading. I liked that the heroine was panicked yet in control and I would not want to be the bad guy when she catches up to him.
Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Silver says: I've read each installment of Bill's "epic" with interest. In a way I'm sad to see it come to an end. He concluded things in an awesome way. While this "tale" was a long one, every week Bill offered an episode, like on TV--each story complete with it's own Goal, Motivation, and Conflict in plot and characters, and this final was no different. It's tough to write flash fiction that is complete while keeping it in the framework of an overall story line. Well done, Bill. Well done!
To disappear in 1967 was fast becoming a necessity for many.
Vietnam hovered like a massive wasp’s nest, ready to swarm us all.
Muhammad Ali had fought the good fight but the courts had clobbered him back in June. A few months earlier he had been stripped of his Heavyweight Champion’s designation.
The Boxing Bureaucracy was confusing Ring with State.
I was 5A but had no faith that my country wouldn’t find a way to put me in uniform. I had the kind of body that looked its best in civvies. Or naked.
As a P.I., it was hard for me to argue that I was the philosophical point that I was a conscientious objector. My world was a violent free-for-all.
Lou Schmelling called in the morning. “Surprise, Oliver. Contrary to my inebriated legal advice last night, you do have a few tangible affairs. In fact, I have negotiated the sale of your Private Dick Emporium.”
“You’re a lifesaver, Lou. Who bought it?”
“After you sign a conflict of interest waiver, my nephew, Paulie Schmelling will be your successor.”
Lou had me by the legal short hairs.
“You’re on your own now, Oliver. Family trumps…well, everything.”
“Thanks, Lou. You’re a credit to whatever profession it is you belong to. See you in thirty.”
I skirted the main streets, signed the papers Lou had drafted, took the cheque, cashed it, emptied my bank account and caught a bus for Toronto.
I wanted to look back…but didn’t dare.
Congratulations Ten Time Winner Bill, Barbe, and Louisa! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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