If one has to lose, this is a race in which losing doesn’t feel so bad.
Even by trying to rig the system by sending in two stories (what can I say? I had to lines of inspiration and followed them both!) I only tied for second in the Jennisodes Golden Panda contest.
If I had a vote—and had not entered, ‘cause then you KNOW I would have voted for myself—I would have gone with the haiku. Sure, it was short, but it was a haiku! For an animal native to China! There’s so much meta there it’s awesome.
Thanks to the Jennisodes for getting me to finish two short little stories. It was a fun exercise. Now, I must plan out how I shall acquire a hardcopy of Fiasco without paying 18 ga-jillion dollars in shipping.
You can read the entries here