Friday, July 30, 2010

Uh, oh! Plethora of Awards at Randomities!

I have to confess something. I've always wanted to use the word "plethora" but I never had the chance before, so I kind of held out some of the award announcements for a while. :P

Well, this is partially true, since the Zombie Luv Contest kept me quite busy and the majority of them was granted during the crazy times in which I was evaluating or judging the entries.

Either way, sorry for the delay! This doesn't diminish by all means how much I appreciate the awards themselves and the lovely people who granted them to me. :)

The Fabulous Flash Award, was created by Jon M. Strother, the father of the #FridayFlash community. In his own words:

I have decided to start the Fabulous Flash Award to spotlight some folks I feel deserve recognition for their, well… fabulous flash fiction.”

Gracie Motley was the amazing writer who passed it on to me. She writes the most incredible dragon serials, Fire and Water, and some flash fiction that engrosses you up to the end, making you ask for more. She's also very supportive on her comments and a great person to chat with. Thank you Gracie for this great honor!

This award rules are simple:
  1. acknowledge receiving the award in a blog post
  2. link back to the person who awarded it
  3. select four other fabulous flashers to receive the award to keep spreading the joy
  4. write one or two short lines explaining why you’ve chosen each recipient
  5. optionally (I know not everyone is on Twitter) tweet, “I just gave the Fabulous Flash Award to (name). They’re worth reading.” Include a shortened URL back to your post in the tweet.
So to the fun part. I'd like to pass on this award to:
  • Jodi MacArthur -- This woman is creepy; she writes things that will make your hair stand up. She's not limited to the darker side of the human mind though, her humorous pieces are fantastic, her poetry is deep and moving, and now she's also into a dark mystery serials that I'm most curious about. Her voice is unique, her stories are original and well constructed, I'm sure we'll hear a lot about her in the future.
  • Ganymeder -- Catherine Russel has a fantastic sense of humor. See her last flash, Pirates Don't Play Easy that you'll understand. Her mastery in pacing carries you through the story at her will, releasing you only when she desires to. It's almost impossible to have the first reading of her writings with a critical mind; it's the reader in us that take over at first.
  • Tomara Armstrong -- I had noticed her writing before, but it was her entry to the Zombie Luv Contest, Three Steps, that showed me how exceptional her writing is. It was my winning choice for quite a while. Of course this is not her only great story, she easily strolls from gruesome, to lovely, and won't shy away of curious writing challenges, coming up with fantastic results.
  • Erin Cole -- She writes mystery and horror with exquisite word choice, trapping your attention with mastery. She has recently opened submissions to her macabre anthology, 13 Days of Horror. Check out the great array of writers she collected on the previous edition.

TheVersatile Blogger Award came from the awesome Valerie Valdes. Thanks! :D

She has two awesome ongoing web serials, and man, you have to check out her story that just came out at the Birdville Magazine!

Now, I'm not familiar with this particular award's rules, so I'm passing it on to a few people I believe deserve it:

Finally, the lovely Monica Marier is the one who granted me the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you! :)

This award's rules are also simple, although more difficult to comply with:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
The solution for my dilemma was to acknowledge some great people I've met through the Zombie Luv Contest, so I'm passing the this award to these cool zombie folks I had the pleasure to meet through the contest: ;)
  • Angel Zapata, from A Rage of Angel (I hope you won't mind the pinkness of the award, Angel, considering the general tone of your blog. :P)
  • David Hernandez, from Dividing Canaan (Same pinkness comment goes to you too. ;P)
Ohh, I made it to 15 people, yay! Now, those who were tagged with excessive pinkness, I'll understand if you decide not to accept the award if it doesn't fit too well the visual of your blogs. I just ask you to bear in mind that roses have thorns and the background is grey, at least. ;)

Congrats everyone! :D


  1. Awe Mari, I am honored you though of me and can't thank you enough for all of your kind words. You're awesome!:-)

  2. Thanks, Mari. Recognition is always a great treat.

  3. Well done, Mari! Congratulations to all the awardees. This is a stellar list. :)

  4. Yes - plethora is a perfect word choice here. Congrats to you and your picks!

  5. Thank you so much for thinking of me! :) Congratulations on receiving all your awards!

  6. Thanks for the award, Mari! I'm honored. Congrats to all on their rewards!

  7. Thanks so much, Mari. I'm honored to be among the other award winners. There's so much great talent listed here, it can make your head spin. Congrats to everyone who made the list.

  8. Thanks Mari!*hugs* Zombie Luv brought us together, that has to be fate of some kind :D

  9. Thanks everyone for your warm comments. All given awards are most deserved; congrats again! :D

    --Mia: The fate of being brought back from the dead is something one cannot ignore, heh. ;)

  10. OMG! Wow! My first blog award. I'm so psyched (except now I have to figure out who to give it to!!!).

    Thank you Mari, so much. I'm honored. I'll have to come up with 15 ppl and then do my post. But thank you, seriously, it means a lot to me :)

  11. Gee, thanks Mari. Kind of you to think of me during this plethora of awards. I am flattered to be included in the company of a great group of writers. This is the first of its kind for me, which makes it very special.

    A pink award too; it's sooo...evisceral.

  12. Thanks!


  13. --Kemari: Double congrats to you then! It was a pleasure meeting you. The award is most deserved. ;)

    --MkCrittenden: Thanks for stopping by and leaving your congrats. :)

    --Donald: Evisceral? lol It's a great crowd to be with, indeed!

    --Casper: You're most welcome!

  14. I'm arriving late to the party - haven't been online much over the last few days!

    Thanks so much Mari :-)

  15. --mazzz: Never late! Please feel welcome and at home. We've got wine, prosecco and non-alcoholics, like coffee and tea. You can have cheese, olives, or cookies to go with whichever you choose. ;)

  16. Hey Mari!
    Thank you so much for the award, and the plugs, and all the wonderful things you said. *big hugs* I'm still in the thick of it, life has a way of not agreeing with ones plans. *ahem*

    Great names you mention here-- you're a real sweetie! I hope all is going well with you.

  17. ps.

    Love the new background and such.

  18. --Jodi: You deserve every word dear. :)

    All well here. Strangely enough with less heat that one could expect in plain August. I hope you're kicking this novella's arse and you'll survive TX's summer with no tarantula's bites. ;)

  19. Cool! Thanks, Mari. Plethora is such a fun word. :)

  20. --Laurita: You're most welcome, and yup, it's way fun! Now that I've used it I can move on, you know? ;P


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