Not being one of the “winners”:http://clarityofnight.blogspot.com/2006/06/winners-announcement-midnight-road.html in a “writing contest”:http://clarityofnight.blogspot.com/2006/06/midnight-road-short-fiction-contest.html is akin to receiving a rejection letter from a magazine you’ve submitted a story to – the disappointment is keen, but it simply provides the stimulation and the motivation to try again. The “Midnight Road” contest winners were announced this past Friday evening, and I extend congratulations to the winners! All the entries were well-done, and it was intriguing to see the different perspectives generated from the photograph. If you haven’t gone to read them yet, run over to “Clarity of Night”:http://clarityofnight.blogspot.com and read down through the 50+ entries submitted. And keep the site in mind; a “new contest will be starting in August”:http://clarityofnight.blogspot.com/2006/07/augusts-promise.html, complete with feedback from author “Anne Frasier”:http://annefrasier.blogspot.com/. So, stay tuned!