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August’s Competitive Dash Winner: Robin Sure

Published on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by


Competitive Dash Winner for August, 2012:

Waving Goodbye

It was the third night of dreams that broke my resolve. The first dream was exciting, the second unsettling and the third terrifying.

In it I ran along a pebbled beach, stones stabbing into my feet as I chased the outgoing tide.

The faster I ran, the quicker the waves receded and the harder it got to pull air into my burning lungs.

So I stood on the flood barrier, staring down at the rippled sea, squinting my eyes against the setting sun.

With a last look over my shoulder I jumped in, flicked out my tail, and swam home.

©2012 Robin Sure

Robin Sure is starting to dip her toe into literary waters, despite her background being the rather different world of metallurgy. She has no publications as of yet, but found herself drawn to the idea of writing when looking around her bookshelves one day she realised quite how many books she owned, and that she’d read them all. Deciding that she couldn’t afford to go on a spending spree for more books, she decided it would be cheaper to write her own. Time will tell whether this was a wise move.

Entries for August 2012.

The Competitive Dash, an adjunct to the Daily Writers’ Dash, uses anonymous peer review through an online poll to find the most outstanding poem, flash piece or short story. The winning piece is then displayed in the Winners Wall of Fame.

The competition is open to all ages and nationalities, although entries must be written in English.

The winner will receive L$5,000 (Second Life® currency) or a $20 Amazon gift voucher and publication on the website on our Winners Wall of Fame.

Deadline for submissions is midnight (PST) on the 1st of March, June, September and December. We accept only 4 entries per person.

Public vote begins midnight (PST) on the 4th and ends midnight of the 30th. Winners will be notified by the 3rd of the following month.

Writer retains copyright, however, we reserve the right to republish winning work, whole or in part, in future electronic and/or print editions or anthologies.

Send your submissions to andrea@virtualwritersinc.com.

Please read our general submission guidelines here.

The Competitive and Daily Dashes are set predominantly in Second Life®, however, anyone can participate. Look out for our Daily Dash prompts on Twitter and Facebook.

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