Well, I must say, that was one impressive batch of entries we got for the Cheaty McCheaterson Story Contest. You guys have some amazing imaginations! Every one of you dug deep and showed me new possibilities and adventures around the Spiral.
Needless to say, it was an extremely difficult contest to judge. I read and reread all the entries. So many great stories, what’s a judge to do? Try as I might, I just couldn’t rig things so that everyone could win, (because then it wouldn’t be a real contest, would it?) In the end, I had to just grit my teeth and whittle it down to the three top stories. Yes, only three. So, who are the winners and what do they get? I'm glad you asked...
The winners are:
Congratulations you three! Your stories will be published here on A Mythspent Youth for all to read.
But wait! Don't leave yet! Don’t toss that literary baby out with the contest bath water! (Or uh… something like that. Ahem.)
While I had to pick a select few story winners, KingsIsle was so very generous when it came to prize codes, that I devised a spectacular plan: I would have second and third chance drawings! WOOHOO! More prizes to give out to more worthy contestants! And who are those lucky wizards? Why, they are:
But hang on to your hats, there's more to come!
And last, but by no means least, I just had to create a special Apple Polisher prize category for the one story that was not only inventive (magically infused with frog vomit, indeed) but also for working my name into his story. Seriously, I did NOT see that coming!
Awarded to: Jacob Mythmancer
Behold! Winners all! (Check your email for your prize packs!) And hey, if you didn’t get a prize this time, don’t lose heart. I promise there will be more and different contests to come. You’ll have many more chances to win, because honestly, I really love giving out prizes.
Finally, I would like to send out a HumongoFrog-sized THANK YOU to everyone who participated! You guys are amazing! Never stop making stories!