To remind you all, the prize was a guest post right here on my blog and a lifetime supply of air! Woo. So get excited. Ooh, and for those of you who didn't skip to the end of this post for the results and actually see this, comment "chopsticks" and I will also provide you with a lifetime supply of air. You're welcome. Click HERE to read my official rules and details about the contest.
Alright, enough of me talking. I know you're all here to find out the winner, so without further ado, I will announce it. I just want to make it clear that everybody deserves to win, but only one person was selected because that's how contests work. I love you all though!
The official winner of the "Disaster Writing Contest" is Seana J. Vixen from The Totally Insane Writer, with a total of 10 votes! The voting was VERY close between two people, but Seana managed to pull it out.
Congrats Sea, you win a guest post (if you want one, let me know) and a lifetime supply of air. And, since I know you in real life, I may actually bring you candy at school.
If you missed the post with all the entries and are curious, here is Seana's:
The sound of wind whipping through your hair screams in your ears. The rain pelts your skin as you stare into the distance at the clouds choking out the light of the sun. Something is coming. Your gaze flicks over the rubble of what once was homes of families who thought that they were safe where they were. But no one is safe here. This is the country of danger, of mystery, of hope, but also of disaster. You shove trembling hands into your sweatshirt pockets, fiddling with the paper clip inside out of habit. A storm is raging inside of you, just as a storm brews in the air. Peeking through the hair that covers your face you see rain begin to fall across the horizon. Lightning cracks across the sky, answered by the roar of thunder. You take a step in your worn boots, the seams beginning to fall apart. You step towards the storm that's steadily coming to the place where you stand, daring you to try and stop it. But you are not afraid of disaster. You challenge it. You keep walking.
Comments on this piece were all encouraging.
"Such beautiful writing!"
"It is mysterious and makes me want to keep reading."
"Grabbed my attention."
"I like how she didn't just make it the typical disaster you would think it was; she writes about someone who will walk through it. Also love the second-person narrative."
I completely agree with all of these. Seana definitely has a talent for writing. Keep it up Sea J! Thank you to everyone who entered because without you, we wouldn't be able to have any contests at all. It really means a lot! Thanks again!