1st Prize: GENNY BOW by Chris LaTray ($50 & a bye into the next WGI)
2nd Prize: FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK by Mike Wilkerson ($35 & a bye into the next WGI)
3rd Prize: THE DROWNING OF JEREMIAH FISHFINGER by Ian Ayris ($20 & a bye into the next WGI)
4th Place: TWO KILOGRAMS OF SOUL by Keith Rawson (A bye into the next WGI)
5th Place: ABOLITION OF MIDNIGHT by John Higgins (A bye into the next WGI)
Faired pretty good against some excellent competition. Naomi over at The Drowning Machine runs this annually and does a great job hosting the event. It's a ton o' fun.
She's also a fantastic promoter of crime fiction. Usually, she publishes the winning stories on her blog. But this year, she's allowing everyone to explore other outlets which will benefit us, the writer. Naomi is the real deal. And so are the writers who participated and the judges who took the time to read our work. Cheers.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with this damn story.