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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest

Monday, January 18th, 2016

 

A joyous Martin Luther King Day to one and all.

 

We’ve reached the end of another wonderful contest at defenestrationism.net — with some of the strongest writing of all the six contests we’ve sponsored.

Our SlimStats show

2,318 page views from

377 unique IP addresses.

!That’s a lot of traffic!

 

And now, the winners…

We begin with the Fan Vote:

with 62.2% of the Grand Prize votes: In the Realms of Light and Darkness

and with 40.4% of the Runner-up votes: In the Realms of Light and Darkness

and with 29.7% of the Runner-up votes: three bodies

(we allow fans to vote for two Runner-ups for exactly this reason, the fan vote Grand Prize winner often wins the Runner-up fan vote, as well)

 

And, drum-roll please…

by four-Judge panel plus fan voting,

the 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest

Runner-up is,

Before the Shooting: five portraits

by Paul Lewellan

and the defenestrationism.net 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest

Grand Prize winner is,

In the Realms of Light and Darkness: eight letters from war

by Evan Guilford-Blake

 

We are almost, if not equally pleased to have nominated three of our FLASH SUITE pieces for the

Best Small Fictions Compilation from Queens Ferry Press.

The compilation reviews pieces under 1,000 words, published in 2015, so even further congratulations to

Before the Shooting: five portraits: #1 Bob Bader by Paul Lewellan

The Belvedere: Iquitos by Geoffrey Miller

and

In the Realms of Light and Darkness: Eight Letters from War: 2. YASMINA by Evan Guilford-Blake

–Authors, look for results from those nominations in the Spring.

 

Congratulations to all our finalists, and

be sure to keep surfing through for our weekly posts, including

Complex Fairy Tales

such as

Brucie the Tiniest Shark

 

 

view How the Judges Voted

read all our finalists’ FLASH SUITES

meet the finalists

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Stay tuned for winners of the 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Well, all the judge votes are in, and

fan voting is now closed.

 

Keep surfing through, as we announce winners for the

2016 FLASH SUITE Contest

only on

defenesteationism.net 

later today!

 

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Last hours for FAN VOTING in the 2016 FLASH SUTIE Contest

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

HURRY!

HURRY!

!Fan voting ends today!

 

The second Runner-up vote is now a matter of less than thirty votes,

so vote here

for the 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest, only at

defenestrationism.net

 

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Posting schedule, winter 2016

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Welcome, or welcome back, to

defenestrationism.net

 

Fan voting continues for the

2016 FLASH SUITE Contest.

 

We are pleased to return to weekly posting, with:

“Clockmaker”, by Michael Lee Johnson

“Life is-Transition”, by Michael Lee Johnson

 

followed by

Complex Fairy Tales

and more from

And Her Name was Morphine, by Ricki Scheirs, as read by Steve Garland.

 

 

Thank you for your interest in defenestrationism.net ,

!Keep surfing through!

 

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A sobering Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Well, no terror in the Western Hemisphere on our National feast to give thanks for.

I’ll take 12 steps to that.  Giving Thanks takes one’s consciousness out of greedy selfhood, into humble gratitude.

We know the holidays are a great time for poetry and literature, enjoy surfing our complete and ongoing from the retro navigation panel, left, especially our flagship publication, the Art of Throwing People out Windows .

 

Be well, if well is what you wanna be

–Paul-Newell Reaves

 

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Winter Postings, 2015-2016

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Welcome to Defenestrationism reality.

 

EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT surf through

defenestrationism.net

for

 

 

October and November:

And Her Name was Morphine

Steve Garland reads the works of Ricki Shiers.

 

December:

FLASH SUITE Contest

What is a Flash Suite, you may ask?

How we Judge

 

January:

Complex Fairy Tales

(Submission now closed)

 

 

 

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Winners Announced Today…

Monday, September 7th, 2015

 

The Fan Voting polls have closed,

the Judges have voted,

we are tabulating the winners as we speak…

 

Keep tuning in,

we’ll announce the winners soon.

 

 

 

!Short Story Contest!

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Last Weekend for Voting for 2015 !Short Story Contest!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

 

Send in your final votes for the

2015 !Short Story Contest!

for Voting Closes Sunday,

September 6th,

at 7:59 Eastern Standard Time

 

 

!Short Story Contest!

Vote Here

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Posting Schedule, Fall 2015

Monday, August 17th, 2015

defenestrationism.net returns to weekly posts, beginning with:

 

Aug. 23rd: “Willow Tree and the Rain Falls”, by Michael Lee Johnson,

Aug. 3rd: “Sadly We Die”, by Michael Lee Johnson

Sept. 7th: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Sept. 13th: “Incarceration”, by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

 

Followed by twelve weeks of readings from

And Her Name Was Morphine, by Ricki Shiers Jr.

— as read by Steve Garland

Sept. 20th:  In Certain Sunlight (revised) (’13 edition.)
Sept. 27th:  Long Haired Writing for Short Term Memory
Oct. 4th:  For Virginia
Oct. 11th:  Lust and Lists and Lies
Oct. 18th:  Note on the Pavement
Oct. 25th:  Home Next to Home
Nov. 1st:  My Exit Song
Nov. 8th:  I Found her in a Winter Dress
Nov. 15th:  Reaching Out
Nov. 22nd:  10 a.m. and my Ribs Heart
Nov. 29th:  Art of Belittling
Dec. 6th:  Same Daze

 

Keep surfing through for the second half of

And Her Name Was Morphine

after the defenestrationism.net 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest

 

 

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Ramadan Musings, 2015

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

 

We know the holidays are a wonderful time for poetry and literature.  Thank you for joining us at defenestrationism.net , and remember us next time.

Here’s a secret poem, called Reveries of Helios. It’s about the Sun on the surface, but underneath it’s about knowledge.

 

 

And here are some thoughts I’ve had, this holy month:

 

Is any prophet infallible?

Cannot even a prophet be allowed the grace, on occasion, to admit wrongs?

 

The Qur’an features the infamous Satanic Verses, inspired by Lucifer pretending to be Allah in the prophet Muhammad’s head.

Even Muhammad was misled.

 

 

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