Here is the winning document in the February 2009 writing contest.
"THE WEDDING PRESENT (A Dark Fairy Tale)" by Kristine J. Trudeau of the USA
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Here were some comments shared by the mystery judge:
"It is an excellently written short-story with meaning and moral. It explores the extent of love, hatred, jealousy and revenge with a fascinating creativity while providing meticulous attention to details. The writer has highlighted that- True-love is about the inner beauty; and hatred is self-destructive."
"This story surely deserves to win because it not only portrays an unspoiled love but also the common weakness of human beings of falling into the grips of anger and revenge which not only gives them only a fake and temporary satisfaction but also damages their intellect."
The winner will receive a $25 payment via paypal if they provide us with a valid paypal email.
All non-poem submissions to the site each month are automatically eligible for review for this contest.
Thanks go out to our great mystery judge; we appreciate your obviously thoughtful decision.
Congratulations to our own Kris, a huge contributor and friend to many here at VoicesNet. Great job and well deserved.
The VoicesNet Team