Sunday, April 15, 2007

Desdmona's story contest - honourable mention!

I think this is the first time I've won anything since a dot-to-dot colouring book in a raffle (aged 14)!

I'm delighted that my story Salt has won an honourable mention in the 2007 Titillating Tattoo story contest, and I'm also delighted that the lovely Shanna Germain has won second prize, with her thrilling, edgy story 'To the hilt'.

Here's the judges' blurb for Salt:

'With a nod to O. Henry, this story, presented by Nikki Magennis, transports us with its use of sensory majesty. A reader can hear the screech of rusted chain, see the colors of yellow jackets and wind-burned faces, feel the mist rising from the ocean, taste the lust, and smell the sex. But most importantly, there is love—rooted, passionate, sacrificial—the best kind.'

Congrats to Shanna, and to all the winners. Read all the stories here. There's some phenomenal writing up there and I'm truly honoured that Salt is in such good company.


kathrynoh said...

Congratulations. Must go check it out :) I've been waiting for the winners to be posted because there is always such great writing in the Desdmona comps.

Nikki Magennis said...

Thanks, Kathryn!

There are some wonderful stories, definitely. I'm still working through them, but so far I'm loving Cat Kane's and Bunduki's.

Shanna Germain said...

You go girl! I love the story...and LOVE the new ending. It's perfect!


((slinks back into the woods to finish her pages that are due today...they're coming, I swear!))

Love, me.

Alessia Brio said...

Thanks, Nikki! "Salt" is a great read, too. Congratulations!

Nikki Magennis said...

Thanks, Shanna and Alessia!

(Shanna, if you don't produce the goods I'm sending a search party! Are there bears in the woods?)

Saskia Walker said...

Many congratulations, Nikki! I loved the story.

Nikki Magennis said...

Thanks, Saskia! (I'm wondering how long I can milk this for...!)