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Friday, October 31, 2008

And the Winner is . . .

First, me-n-sewl want to thank you all for sharing your spooky, funny, touching, creepy, chilling stories with us. It's been a privilege to get a peek into your lives.

Second, DON'T scroll down to see who the spook-a-rama finalists are because I have a few announcements to make:

1.) Stop scrolling down and cheering.

2.) Stop scrolling down and crying.

3.) I said STOP SCROLLING DOWN! I'm talking here!

4.) Special thanks to all 5 of my favorite PRO-fessional PRO-fessors and colleagues and bosses who helped out with the judging. I was up all night baking and sewling cupcakes to say MAHALO! (That's how we say thank you on the islands.)

FYI: One bad thing about pulling my colleagues and bosses into my blog world is that they were under the impression I was a PRO-fessional Crash Test Smarty so now they're all like "Uh, heyyyyy . . . uh, so that blog of yours . . . uh . . . could use a . . . decaf!"

5.) Okay, Okay! Now you can scroll down!


It's time for the awards ceremony!


First place goes to . . . drumroll, please . . . TAMN, even though she didn't enter, because she said she wouldn't donate a prize unless she won first place.

But seriously, the finalists were paper-thin close so we have decided to post the top FOUR funnies and spookies.

The Funny Story Finalists are:


Ready . . . Set . . . VOTE!

Go to Sewl's blog to find out the Spooky Story Finalists.

And now for the special Awards (some of these will get prizes too):

Best first freaky-AND-well-written story goes to Andrea. (Great story, Andrea! Keep writing. And old boat guy, Andrea needs a grandpa too).


Best well-written-funny-freaky-story-about-a-fly-that-wasn't-actually-entered goes to Jami in my Ghosts are People Too Comment box. (SHOULD have entered smart/dumb girl).


Best hilarious-scary-story-that-wasn't-actually-scary goes to Pat. (LOVED it so much!)


Best string of super-real-super-intriguing-hauntings-in-Canada goes to Deedra (Totally freaked over the bed-wetting story. I wet the bed until I was 8 years old and had terrible nightmares every night.)


Best short-scary-story-within-the-word-limit-by-an-old-boat-guy goes to Arlon. (Your story rocked! Get it? Rocked! hee hee. And I award you BEST story title/s.)


Best silly-scary-story-about-Sewl, plus most SPOOKtacular purple Halloween blog goes to Ginger. (LOVE that purple blog!)


Best extremely-touching-true-ghost-story-about-grief-within-the-word-limit goes to Pokemom. (Sincerly appreciated this story! Thanks.)


Best creative-fiction-with-a-super-cool-twist-and-that-only-went-one-word-over-the-word-limit goes to Wendy. (Wendyburd, you are gooooood. And don't tell me you're shy again.)


Best creepy-clever-story-about-night-munching-rats-and-dirty-fridges goes to Laura. (Cute job, Girl (in a swirl) You were so close! Argh!)


Best cewl-photospooky-entry-with-a-way-cewl-orange-jacket goes to Audrey. (Sooo cewl and eclectic and way out of our league).


Best scary-then-disturbing-then-scary-again-then-puzzling-then-funny-then-what-the-?-story-that-was-soooooooo-close-to-getting-in-the-finals-it's-not-even-funny goes to Jake. (The judges accused this entry of plagiarism. (hee hee) But I cleared it all up).



(I just feel bad this whole thing was just a Halloween prank because so many people took it seriously. Good job anyway, guys. ;)

22 comments:

Mariko said...

OOoooo. I'm such a cheater. I'm still up. And I laughed really hard about Jake getting accused of plagiarism. Hee hee. He just reminded me that he posted half of that story in the Kula Manu. If that's so, you must have asked the Marlers. Ha ha. I figured it out.
Anywho, I totally vote for everyone not myself, because I seriously hate my story. Seriously. I haven't read everyone's story yet, but I've loved everyone else's so far. Especially Old Boat Guy's. I also love that he has a crazy lady following. And New England Living. I sooooo want a scary story to happen to me. Kinda but not really. Oh, and I am SOOOoooo offended at not being adopted as the cuter but bratty little sister who hangs around and makes annoying comments about everyone else's lives.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Congratulations funny ladies! And thanks, Crash, for all your hard work!

Now tell that slow-poke cousin of ours in NC to post the spooky winners. Sheesh! :-)

"forcull" - I think it's saying that Sewl is trying to forestall.

Heather said...

Wow, so many great stories! What a fun contest :)

Kristina P. said...

Congrats to all the winners! Normally, this is the part where I would pretend not to be hurt that I didn't win, but since I didn't enter, I don't have to pretend! Yay!

Pat said...

Congratulations to the winners. Thanls for all the spooktacular entries that were so fun to read.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hi everyone! Happy Halloween! And congratulations.

Hi cute Pat.

Hey, do you guys know who Heather is? THAT'S AUDREY ECLECTIC. The super cewl talented POPULAR artist with the cewl orange jacket!

AAAAHHHH!

Annie Valentine said...

Wait, do I vote here? Cause I vote Jenny. Jen, I mean. I know it's in bad form to not vote for myself, but I PMPL'd when I read hers.

OldBoatGuy said...

Yup, Andrea is included. Thanks again for the fun time.

OldBoatGuy said...

Thanks Meriko for you liking my story.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Look at Annie . . . so modest and supportive.

How sweet is that.

Laura said...

Man! So close! I'm gonna have to haunt the judges tonight- since most of them live a stone throw away...
Hey I can THROW STONES- even better...
:0)
Like I said, I didn't care.
Last night I stayed up until 11:00 reading all the entries! That is something- cuz I usually try to get to bed by 8:00 pm...

Too spooky! You guys all told such scary stories!

*MARY* said...

I knew it was a prank, that's why I didn't enter, I can smell a deep fried prank across the ocean. I knew Crash could never part with one of her poems.

Laura said...

Okay- i've voted!
hmmm..
Oh-yeah- why I came on.. everyone needs to check out a blog...
www.glittergonebad.blogspot.com
I am sorry- but there are some serious craft projects gone bad!
I had to laugh and laugh and then run to the bathroom so I didn't pee- my pants.. then scroll more to see past entries...
really funny/horrible
perfect for halloween....
awful craft projects..
just wanted to share.
Laura

Mariko said...

Okay, so I read all of the scary stories today, and Elizabeth's story seriously KILLED me. That can't be real. Right? Please tell me it's not real. I even made copies of it to read with my class. Some of them weren't listening, but the ones that were freaked out too. They were begging me to tell them if it was real or not.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

I asked the same thing. It's based on truth, with the details fleshed out.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

I asked the same thing. It's based on truth, with the details fleshed out.

Annie Valentine said...

Dude, what the heck. No one is voting for me. I have the loser story.

Oh well. I did get paid for it...

Annie Valentine said...

Just checking to see if my mother voted for me yet. Oh wait, she voted for my sister.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hee hee Annie.

Everyone is just intimidated by you and Mariko because you're both literary goddesses!

Jen said...

Wow, thanks Annie - and do you really think Mom voted for me? I hope not, because I'm apparently in desperate need of a few more votes.

And Annie, does that mean I'm supposed to vote for you? 'Cause I really wanted to win...

Annie Valentine said...

No Jen, you don't have to vote for me. I know you really want to win one of my T-Shirts and I couldn't deprive you of that great great honor.

Wendyburd1 said...

I AM shy!!