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Post by itsjoanne » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:36 am


1st Place Vows and Venerability by Ann Grover ... p?id=31783

2nd Place Zero Hour by Catrina Bradley ... p?id=31784

3rd Place A Distant Sound of Trumpets by Carol Slider ... p?id=31787

4th Place It Doesn't Get Much Better by Beth LaBuff ... p?id=31730

5th Place A Nester’s Prayer by Charla Diehl ... p?id=31785

6th Place Community Retirement Action Plan by Sheri Gordon ... p?id=31741

7th Place My Childish Pity-Fest by Rachel Burkum ... p?id=31731

8th Place It Doeth Good…Like Medicine by Linda Germain ... p?id=31740

9th Place Mama Gets First Dibs on His Room by Mariane Holbrook ... p?id=31724

10th Place Freefall by Katie Sherrill ... p?id=31764


Level 1 – Beginners

1st Place Freefall by Katie Sherrill ... p?id=31764

2nd Place Letting Go by Philippa Geaney ... p?id=31711

3rd Place Making a Difference by Shiloh Andrus ... p?id=31720

Highly Commended:

Big School by Marilynne Middlekoop ... p?id=31699

A New Purpose by Dalyn Woods ... p?id=31803

Level 2 – Intermediate

1st Place Still Running by Jason Elliotson ... p?id=31812

2nd Place Stepping Stones by Chris Janzen ... p?id=31704

3rd Place A Chicky Situation by Dee Brown ... p?id=31747

Highly Commended:

God's Whisperings by Karen Pourbabaee ... p?id=31790

This is Fun by Mary McLeary ... p?id=31752

Level 3 – Advanced

1st Place Marmaduke, I'll Always Love You! By Mona Purvis ... p?id=31766

2nd Place A Woman of a Certain Age by Linda Boulanger ... p?id=31739

3rd Place What if God Retired? By Frances Judge ... p?id=31710

Highly Commended:

Hi Sierra…Bye Sierra by Allen Stark ... p?id=31749

The Precipice by Pamela Kliewer ... p?id=31690

Level 4 – Masters

1st Place Vows and Venerability by Ann Grover ... p?id=31783

2nd Place Zero Hour by Catrina Bradley ... p?id=31784

3rd Place A Distant Sound of Trumpets by Carol Slider ... p?id=31787

Highly Commended:

It Doesn't Get Much Better by Beth LaBuff ... p?id=31730

A Nester’s Prayer by Charla Diehl ... p?id=31785
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Post by srashmi » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:39 am

Congrats everyone. :)

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Post by Philsjewel » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:41 am

Congratulations everyone! Some well deserved wins!!

I am honored and humbled to see my name up there... it was a very personal story, and those don't always place...

Thank you judges for your hard work!

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Post by gemstone » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:28 am

Ooooh Bittersweet!

1st place in Advanced...but, no EC. Arggh.

Congrats to all!


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Post by Sarah Elisabeth » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:56 am

Congrats to all the winners!!! :party

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Post by dandelionflower » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:29 am

Oh, Mona, that is bittersweet--but congratulations nonetheless!

Congrats to everyone on the lists--there were so many interesting perspectives this week.

I don't know about you all, but a week of rest will be nice:).

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Post by choosingjoy » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:57 am


Congratulations to all. First week I've not entered in some time. Strange too, because we are retired, and nothing would come to my mind that hasn't already been said - good :P and bad :cry: - about retirement. Like they say, maybe, can't see the forest for the trees.

Anyway, love reading your entires, and being a Faithwriter! :mrgreen:

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Post by violin4jesus » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:19 pm

Great job guys!

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Post by SherrieCoronas » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:39 pm

Congratulations to all the winners. As always, I marvel at the talent here at FW. I enjoyed reading many great entries this past week.

Also, congrats to all who entered because just having an entry is such an achievement! (I did not manage to get one in last week and regretted it big time after the fact.) Every entry is a blessing :angel2

Have a truly blessed week.
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Post by Verna » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:07 pm

Congratulations to all. Happy Dancin' with my special friends, sitting pretty in EC. It would have been difficult to judge this week--there were so many great entries. I enjoyed reading as many as I could for those who threw bricks and thought the stories and poems showed great originality and humor. (Sorry Mona about missing EC, but 1st place in advanced is something to be proud of.)

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Post by Symphonic » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:25 pm

Thank you, judges, and a special thanks to everyone who commented. Your encouragement means more to me than you will ever know!

:D Congratulations, everyone!!! :D

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Post by twoleaves » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:35 pm

Just about to rush off to a meeting - but wanted to be sure to congratulate all the winners! Outstanding work! Can't wait to read them all.

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Post by ThreeDee » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:26 pm

Big Congrats for All!!! Didn't envy the judges this week, the caliber of EACH entry was top notch. Way to go EC's!

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Post by BettyDee » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:54 pm

I forgot to check the winners until a few minutes ago. Please accept my congrats a little late. Well done!
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Post by browniesgal » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:09 pm

What a great week. i wouldn't have wanted to be the judge. You all are blessed with great talent. I loved all I read. Praise the Lord the giver of awesome gifts! Happy writing, Ruth :D

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