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.