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Blast From The Past
By Major Houlihan
 
Flowers of Evil
By Linda Winfree
Leap of Faith (Conclusion)
By Chris McCann
Lucy
By Beth C.
I'm Nobody, Too
By P.J.
Doors of Paper
By Kitteridge 
Lunch Break
By M. Books
In Dreams
By Dymphna
Flashback
By Karen Howard-Joly

 
The Second Annual Blue Wall Award Winners
Congratulations to our winners, chosen by you, our readers! Here's our best from 1998 to 1999, re-linked for your reading ease. Congrats to the winners -- next year, we'll do something at Radio City Music Hall!
FictionWinner: Shalom, My Love
By Lynne Hoffman
 
Challenge Winner: A Letter Long Overdue
By Shelleigh Boyd 
Non-Fiction Winner: 
A Week in the Life of Law & Order
By Susan Greene and Kevin Courrier 


This time around, challenges needed be based around Halloween, 
All Hallow's Day, or All Soul's Day. Note to challenge enthusiasts:
as of this summer, challenges may now be up to 5,000 words!


Logan and The Stinking, Rotten, Terrible, 
Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
By Lin Courtright
Fall
By Chris McCann
Ghost of Halloween Past
By P.J.
Beyond the Veil
By Velvet
Forever Mike
By Danielle
Reasons
By Brittany Frederick
Blood Brothers
By Gwenn McNabb
Devil For A Date
By Drakkenfyre
Little Monsters
By Cagey


A challenge -- and advance warning!
First, for our Winter challenge: Choose one of these 5 opening sentences 
from modern classic novels and write a story that begins with it (that is, use 
it as the first sentence in your story). (We did this in 10th grade!)

Your sentence choices:
In olden times, when wishing still helped, there lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun itself, which had seen so many things, was always filled with amazement each time it cast its rays upon her face.

Sybil Davidson has a genius I.Q. and has been laid by at least six different guys.

I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before.

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they executed the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.

Your deadline: November 15, 1999

Next: Advance Warning
Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa-based stories will all be accepted 
(providing they're 5,000 words or less) for our special bonus end-of-year issue. 

We also want holiday recipes -- give them a Law & Order twist! (See our previous holiday issues -- attached to the winter issue always -- for ideas. Our favorite of all time: Drew Washington's Party Shak Dip. Lol!

Recipes and Holiday Challenges due date: December 15, 1999

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