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:
- acknowledge receiving the award in a blog post
- link back to the person who awarded it
- select four other fabulous flashers to receive the award to keep spreading the joy
- write one or two short lines explaining why you’ve chosen each recipient
- 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.
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:
- Maria Protopapadaki-Smith, from Mazzz in Leads
- John Wiswell, from The Bathroom Monologues
- G. P. Ching, from So, Write
- Lilly Mulholand, from Lily Mulholand, Writer
- Laurita Miller, from Brain Droppings
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: ;)
- Joanie Rich, from Tales of a Nightcrafter
- Kemari, from Kemari Writes
- 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)
- Casper Woods, from Building a Universe
- Donald Conrad, from Flashtold
- Delia, from Procrastination Rehabilitation
- David G. Shrock, from Draco Torre
- Lee Hughes, from Lee Hughes Writes (Pinkness! Sorry? heh)
- Erik J. Krause, from Erik J. Krause's Writing Spot
- Melissa Webb, from Ramblings from a Word Weaver
- Matt Merritt, from One Block
- Amalia Dillin, from Good to Begin Well, Better to End Well
- Jason Beymer, from Beer and TV
- Miya Hayson, from My Literary Jam & Toast
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