Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Oh.


Last week I published my entry to the WEP Challenge for December:  Holiday Celebrations that are out of this world.

Today I learned that I won. 
Flabber-smacked and Gob-Ghasted doesn't begin to cover it.
There were so many talented authors who contributed.

A HUGE thank you to Denise Covey and Yolanda Renee for the safe and welcoming place for us to flex our muscles.
An equally HUGE thank you to Alex J. Cavanaugh who judged the challenge.
And thank you to everyone who participated and/or commented.

Please swing by here and congratulate everyone - and read all the entries if you haven't yet done so.  They were all winners, as is anyone lucky enough to read them.

142 comments:

  1. Ooo - huge congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations to you. What a marvelous thrill for you, I'm so pleased. Good on you, well done!

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel: It is a thrill. I also feel guilty. I didn't/don't feel deserving.

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  3. Woo hoo for you EC. Is that your second win in the challenge? It is good to challenge ourselves ... Good for you!

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    1. carol: It is the second win. Both totally unexpected - and completely out of my comfort zone.

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  4. Congratulations! We are all fans of what you do

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  5. Congratuations!!! I will have to look at that site.

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    1. Teresa Hennes: I hope you will. There were some AMAZING entries. Poetry, flash fiction, pieces of larger works, pieces I hope WILL become larger works...

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  6. Well deserved! Bask in your few minutes of fame :)

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    1. kylie: Thank you. I don't bask easily. I will try, but it doesn't come at all naturally.

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  7. And when is the book due to be published? By reading our blogs you should have enough drama, laughter and tears for a best seller.

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    1. JahTeh: Oh yes, I have the drama, the laughter and the tears. Missing the skill and dedication though. I would certainly read your book. Hint, hint.

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  8. Well done, EC! Congratulations to you. I certainly can imagine how thrilled you are. Good on you! :)

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    1. Lee: Thank you. Shocked is closer to the mark than thrilled.

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  9. Woo-Hoo!! This is fabulous news and your win is so well deserved. I loved your entry.

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    1. River: Thank you too. I loved rather a lot of the entries. Blue Santa was one of my favourites...

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  10. How wonderful! Congratulations!
    And, very well deserved. You are an amazing writer, and to be judged by your peers is the very best proof of that.
    All artists in your own right.
    Don't you ever dare feel you're not deserving of such accolade.

    Bathe in that gold glow - it's good for the complexion... and the soul.

    xx

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    1. Strayer: Thank you. I am so glad you participated and hope you had fun. There were some brilliant entries weren't there?

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  12. Wonderful news! Congratulations EC. I'm off to do some reading ...

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    1. Kim: Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful time reading. I am sure you will.

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  13. Many congratulations. Clicking over for a read now...

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    1. Craig: There are lots of stunning entries. I hope you have the time to savour them.

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  14. Lovely...Congratulations!

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  15. How wonderful for you EC. That is a great early Christmas present..

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: It was/is an incredible early present.

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  16. Yours was definitely the best one! Really liked the fresh voice and the humor.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: Thank you. Does it surprise you to say that I don't agree with you?

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  17. Hi EC - I couldn't agree more with Alex ... and now I'm going over to re-read and to see what else has popped up as next in line etc ...

    What a wonderful start to Christmas .. congratulations - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I am so grateful for the warmth and wonder (and support) I have found in the blogosphere.

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  18. Oh, I am so thrilled for you! Now I need to go over there and read for awhile. Congratulations, dear one. :-)

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    1. DJan: Happy reading. Lots and lots of happy reading.

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  19. Well I am very impressed. I did read the submission and thought it very good. Congrats.

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  20. I know a winner!

    I'm excited for you. Congratulations.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler: I suspect you could rock these challenges. Next year? Hmmm?

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  21. Many congratulations. What a great end to the year!

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    1. Relatively Retiring: It does put a glow on the end of year insanity.

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  22. Oh golly, EC, I am so happy for you. A win and a good piece and I am sure more to come. Congrats!!!

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    1. Bookie: Thank you. Perhaps more to come...

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  23. Woo Hoo! So happy for you and proud of you.

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    1. Sandra Cox: I am so blown away by the support I have been given by so many talented authors,including yourself.

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  24. So deserving, Sue. Please don't question your talent, although I know it's something all writers do, you're very creative. Celebrate your imagination! Enjoy your win!
    Have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. Yolanda Renee: Still in shock. I am yet to classify myself as a writer. A reader who dabbles? Thank you and Denise so much. And a wonderful holiday to you and yours.

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  25. Congratulations super talented lady!!!!!!

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  26. Doesn't surprise me in the least. Congratulations.

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  27. Congrats on your second win, EC! I liked your title of this post - short and succinct. Hope your Christmas is merry!

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    1. D.G Hudson: Thank you so much. And I would still be lurking on the sidelines (reading and revelling) without your encouragement.

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  28. So happy for you. Well deserved. I hope your celebration is out of this world, LOL.

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    1. Feather Stone: I loved your entry. And yes, I am flying at the moment. Feet nowhere near the ground.

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  29. Congrats to your well-deserved victory!

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    1. Olga Godim: I LOVED Blue Santa. It made me smile, it made my eyes leak and it made me think.

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  30. I bet you were truly gob-smackered, you deserve it.

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    1. Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines: Not certain on the deserving front - but definitely Whoo-hoo. And Happy dances.

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    1. Martin Kloess: Thank you. Still can't get into your site. Sorry.

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  33. What a wonderful concept, EC, and the piece is extremely well written. You are such an accomplished writer. I loved the fact that you sat down to write something different - certainly NOT an "epic fail"! Very well done!

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    1. Alexia: WEP took me right out of my comfort zone, but has also rewarded me. Thank you for your words of praise.

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  34. Congratulations always wonderful when you win.
    Merle..........

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  35. A great big congratulations to you. Well done.

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    1. Rasma Raisters: Thank you. Particularly because I know you find the genre difficult.

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  36. Congratulations! How exciting! Yeah!! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~ Jess: Thank you. Exciting, surprising,rewarding.

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  37. Congrats! I love seeing your name all "in lights" heehee Keep writin' !

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    1. HBF: They are gorgeous badges aren't they? I hope you are still writing too. I do love your work.

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  38. Holy candy canes, Batman. That is very flippin' cool. Much congrats and Happy Solstice.

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    1. The Happy Whisk: Me think it 'mazing.

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    2. You are talented. I hope you keep writing and your fruit salad, sounds right up my street.

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    3. The Happy Whisk: I am much more of a reader than a writer, but I do love that fruit salad. There have been accusations that I make it in the bath because the quantity is so large...

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    4. Wow, that's a lot of fruit. Neato.

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    5. The Happy Whisk: If you start with a whole pineapple it cannot help but be large...

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  39. Your entry was more than worthy of a win! Congrats! May you write many more stories for us to savor. :)

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    1. River Fairchild: Reading is still my first love. But thank you.

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  40. Goodness, how wonderful! May all be well during this busy, festive time of year too. A very Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Karen S.: It was such a surprise. And treat. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  41. Many congrats Soosie! So well deserved my friend!

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    1. Donna@LivingFromHappiness: It doesn't feel deserved, but thank you.

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  42. WOW! That is awesomely amazingly wonderful!

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    1. Jono: Still pinching myself a few days later...

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  43. How wonderful! What a great Christmas gift!

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    1. Kim @ Stuff could...: It was an incredible gift.

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  45. Hey Sue,

    There you go, my lovely friend. How encouraged you must be and hearty congrats, Sue.

    Warm greetings from England,

    Gary :)

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    1. klahanie: Dear Gary, still surprised more than encouraged...
      And I would prefer cool greetings. It is way too hot here. Hugs.

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  46. Thrilled to bits for you, EC! Going off now to read the others. 👏👏👏

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    1. Carol: There are some treats in store for you. Big treats.

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  47. Congratulations, my friend. So well deserved. Doing the happy dance for you.

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  48. Oh so well deserved - congratulations :) I love sci-fi and enjoyed your tale completely.

    Merry/Happy/Peaceful/Delicious Holidays to you and SP, my dear EC.

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    1. jenny_o: Thank you. Your support means an immense amount.
      I hope your holidays are everything you could wish for - and more.

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  49. Christmas Eve..... ahhh... lovely! Happy Christmas to you and your family and all the best for blogging in 2016!

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    1. Shammickite: Christmas has landed. Quietly. The rest of the family (cats included) are asleep. A wonderful day (and year) to you and yours.

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  50. I didn't read everyone's WEP this time around (because I didn't participate, but mostly I've been busy) but really glad to see you won! I went back and read it when I saw! :)

    Anyway, merry Christmas and hope for you a great new year!

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    1. Madilyn Quinn: Thank you. Busy is part of the season isn't it? Sometimes very, very busy.
      All the best to you and yours. Today and every day.

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  51. Oooh congratulations! Well done that woman!

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    1. All Consuming: Thank you. Lucky wasn't I?

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  52. Have wondrous holidays and congrats again.

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    1. Sandra Cox: Thank you. A wonderful holiday to you too. Mine will start when the rest of the household wakes.

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  53. Woot woot! Happy happy! My feet just did a dance for you (eventually the rest of the body will catch up!)

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    1. Cindi Summerlin: Happy dances always welcome.

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  54. Congratulation.
    I wish you the best Merry Christmantime.

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    1. orvokki: Thank you very much. I hope your Christmas is lovely.

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  55. I will try and read as many entries as I can.
    Merry Christmas.

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    1. Munir: Merry Christmas to you too. I hope you enjoy the entries - there are some stunners.

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  56. Woohoo!! How very exciting. Congratulations.

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    1. CountryMum: Thank you. Did you get any of the gentle rain we got today? I hope so.

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  57. Woohoo! Big congrats to you! That makes for a pleasant way to round up the holiday season, I'm sure. :)

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    1. mail4rosey: It was the news which started my holiday season - and blew me away.

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  58. Congrats to you! Loved your entry and wouldn't that be a nice world to live in!

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    1. mshatch: Thank you. Yes, more tolerance and empathy would make a HUGE difference.

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  59. Woohoo! It's well deserved.
    Hugs and gratitude.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Hugs right back to you. I will be thinking of you over the next few days. Go well.

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  60. Your contributions to WEP are always magnificent! I wasn't in the least bit surprised when I found out that you'd won! Congratulations!

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    1. L.G. Keltner: I was. More than suprised. I read the other contributor's work with awe.

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  61. Congratulations! I'm not surprised that you won either. And I thought I had commented via my iPhone, but I don't see my comment here. I'm never sure if the comments are going through when I do it that way. Hope you have had a good holiday!

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    1. Lynn: Thank you so much. It seems that a lot of you have more faith in me than I do. A lot more.

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    1. Riot Kitty: Thank you. I am still in shock though.

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