Wednesday, January 20, 2010

That girl, she did alright...

The Koala fur fluffeth up with joy - under her alterative id she won Readers' Choice over at Clarity of Night. She may treat herself to an extra leaf or two from the eucalypt tonight.

Aniket and Chris also won awards - check their stories out too! We have previous winners in our midst as well, in PJD and Janey V, plus a bunch of members of Jason's 40s club. Congratulations to everyone who entered, as well as everyone who won an award, because I have to say the standard was just so high and, while it was hard work, it was a pleasure to read so many varied stories. (My poor eyeballs, though!)

The end of the month is just over a week away... I hope everyone's working hard... I've made a couple more changes to the points system - mostly to reflect the work and preparation in getting ready to submit. (See this post from the wondrous Janet Reid for the perfect preparation checklist).

It's all part of the package...but...keep writing!

19 comments:

pjd said...

WOO HOO! Congratulations! Your entry was in my top three (I've lost my submitted list, so it could have been top two). I loved it for all the right reasons.

Kate said...

Congratulations!! That was a heck of a pool to win from. Enjoy that well-earned eucalyptus!

fairyhedgehog said...

Congratulations, McK! Given the huge number and high calibre of the entrants that's glory indeed.

Will that put you in a mellow mood to keep your claws sheathed this month, or will you be setting high standards for everyone?

Bevie said...

Congratulations. Well done. To you and all who entered.

Robin S. said...

Many congrats!!!

Catvibe said...

Congrats! You were in my 10 list. And it was an amazing list really because after all the reading, I only had picked 11 so narrowing down was very easy. 3 of my picks were in Jason's top 5 and all 3 of the reader's choice were in my list.

Ok, what the heck. I want Koala points, sign me up!

Whirlochre said...

A much deserved win.

A neat pile to sit atop.

And your...trousers — so...neatly ironed.

thinks: have I done enough to get her off my back for a while? Hmmm. maybe not...

Such perfectly formed...kneecaps.

And that hedge...you once passed...once. So...shrubby...

thinks: yep, that's probably bought me a few days grace...

writtenwyrdd said...

congratulations to you and the other top 40! I didn't read the entries (who has that kind of time?) but I intend to go check out the top few eventually.

Meantime, I'm having a difficult time just finding time to write in and of itself, much less read.

jjdebenedictis said...

Wootie-woot-woot! Hurrah for Alter Ego, kind sister to The Koala!

Goblin approves.

Laurel said...

You were in my top five! I can't for the life of me remember which was which because my first five were all tied for number one so I was reduced to eeny meeny miny moe. After the easy standouts I had a much harder time with the rest of the list.

People should do us a favor and submit more crap next time. This one was sooooo hard.

Chris Eldin said...

You go, girl! :-)

McKoala said...

Thank you, all! LOL Laurel - in fact, next time, why don't we make a group pact and submit a pile of rubbish...

McKoala said...

Catvibe - adding you to the list now... Hoping to get all the blog links etc. up in the sidebar this weekend.

Merry Monteleone said...

Congratulations!!! Okay, I'm a complete idiot but I don't know which one is your alternate ego... oddly enough, I know most of your blog friends but haven't blogged here myself before.

Which one? Which one?

McKoala said...

Merry, check out #180. (I try not to use SS here, because I don't want this blog to appear if you google me.)

Plus, as everybody knows, McK is the real me.

JaneyV said...

Congrats McK - I loved your entry. All that reading was tough on the eyes but yours was like a cucumber balm - totally refreshing!

I think I'd better get out of my hibernation cave and start reading blog again because I'm totally outta touch with everything.

Just wanted to say - well done!

Sarah Laurenson said...

Huh. I'll be durned. I thought I popped over here previously and roared my head off about how wonderful this all is and how it couldn't have happened to a nicer gal. Huh.

*mumble, mumble*

Um, Congrats to that nice woman who writes so well!

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Merry Monteleone said...

Double congratulations... I loved yours, without know it was yours, and I swear I'm not trying to get brownie points with the bloodthirsty koala type person :-)

Really looooved the dialect. I'm a sucker for good dialect and it was really well done.