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Winners of the Second Annual Ann & Dan Very Short Story Contest for People Who Don’t Pander!

Forty-six stories entered this year!  That’s more than 3x as many as last year! We had a great time reading all of these and want to thank everyone who entered for giving us this opportunity.  The final decision was  extremely difficult and … Continue reading

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1st Place * John Paul Davies

Comments: Wonderful, lovely stuff. You submit this to Ireland’s best fiction journal. You’ll win a prize! Thanks for submitting. It was a joy to read. Crutches Sue, limping, placed the parrot’s cage down onto the kitchen counter, setting its hanging toys … Continue reading

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2nd Place * Nick Andreychuk

Comments: Outstanding! Great pseudo-threatening opening and the surprise ending. Excellent. RAGS Large teeth bit at Greg’s fingers. He shoved the furry head away, but the animal did not relent. Greg finally managed to remove the leash from his dog’s collar. It … Continue reading

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3rd Place * Michael D. Winkle

Comments: Love, love, love the plot. Very well done as well as original. I might remove a word here and there to tighten it a bit, but much enjoyed it. MUTT  The short-leaf pine grew wide at the bottom in the … Continue reading

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Honorable Mentions

One Crazy Heart * Erin Hancock Comments: Can’t put my finger on it, but something in this story really pulled me in. It felt true. Great job. Man on Fire * Elliotte Rusty Harold  Comments: Brief and beautifully to the the point. Very … Continue reading

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Contest Winners Selected

Hi Guys, We finally got together tonight and wrung out the winners.  Very difficult process as there were about 10 very strong contenders.  We will publish the results on Saturday and contact the winners to arrange payment.  Thanks to all … Continue reading

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Contest Update!

Hi Guys, What can we say, sometimes life happens. You do whatever is required and then go back to the fun stuff. We are back to the fun stuff… reading your stories. We received more than three times as many … Continue reading

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Year 2! Submit your original, unpublished stories of between 200 and 1000 words

Contest Rules Our rules for the Second Annual Ann & Dan Very Short Story Contest for People Who Don’t Pander: Entry (Periods and Fees) Contest Period: The submission period is from February 1st, 2016 to March 1st, 2016. This contest is … Continue reading

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Winners of the First Annual Ann & Dan Very Short Story Contest for People who don’t Pander!

Many thanks to all who entered the fourteen stories.  All were very enjoyable to read.  The final decision was difficult and again we want to stress it is COMPLETELY SUBJECTIVE. The winners  are the ones that moved us most or … Continue reading

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1st Place * Dina Leacock AKA Diane Arrelle

http://dinaleacock.com/ Comments:  Love the way you set the scene. Put me right there by the beach. Also, masterful ending. Excellent the way you created the tension with the knife.  NOTCHES         The newsvendor looked at the world through … Continue reading

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