Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Won! Hint Fiction At Rammenas

 January 1, 2012 Update:  This is an older entry. Unfortunately, the Rammenas site has been offline for some time and so these links may or may not work.  Therefore (and since the entire entry is so short, you can find it by googling my name anyway), here is the winning entry.

Found, by Lisa Vooght
Found your USB drive in the desk. Beautiful photos, touching music selections. Curious as to the 2 obituaries. Mine and yours? What gives?

     Good morning all. I was excited and honoured to learn that I was one of two winners of the hint fiction contest at Rammenas. Rammenas is a flash fiction site and recently hosted a contest for hint fiction; a complete story written in 25 words or less that hints at a larger story.
     Winning was exhilarating, of course. Just as valuable was the jury report, which gave me an insight into what exactly judges were looking for and how they went about the process of reducing a stack of entries to just a few. You can read my entry and the jury report here if you have a mind to.
     Thanks again to Anneke Klein and judges Gary Corby (author of "The Pericles Commission"; you can find his blog here ), Martin Hingley, and Marcel Warmerdam for devoting what I imagine to be a rather large chunk of time to hosting, reading and judging for the contest. You can also follow @Rammenas on Twitter.

     The prize was Hint Fiction - An Anthology edited by Robert Swartwood - who happens to be from my home town of Lititz! How cool is that?

     On another subject, I've been dashing about getting ready for a vacation trip (Internet free) which is why I haven't been around much and won't be for some time. I did manage an entry for Friday; with any luck it will auto-post as scheduled. I'll catch up with you all as I can.

     As always, thank you for reading and following along. I appreciate your time, your comments, and your encouragement.


  1. Have a wonderful vacation, Li. we look forward to your return.

  2. Yes, have a wonderful vacation we'll be here on your return.


  3. Congrats on winning! I'm going to check out that site. I love both flash and hint fiction. :)

  4. That's awesome - grats on winning.

  5. Loved the story! Always amazes me how you do so much with so few words...

    Have a great vacation! I didn't make it through mine without the internet, but hopefully you'll do better than me! :-)

  6. Congrats! on the milestone. Winning is so much fun. And have a great vacation. No Internet? Not sure if I could do it.

  7. Congratulations! "Mine and yours? What gives?" Yikes...

  8. Have a great GREAT vacation!!! And follow what the critiquer said: YOU MUST WRITE A BOOK!!!

  9. Way to go!! Winning and a trip, how grand that is. All I have won lately was a stomach virus. :)
    Have a great time.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  10. Hooray for you! You deserve it because you're such a wonderful writer. Have fun on your trip. :)

  11. Congrats! That's awesome :-)
    Enjoy your vacation...

  12. Lisa, congratulations! Now go and enjoy your vacation.

  13. Brilliant story! I wasn't part of the jury but you were on the top of my list too.
    Hope to read more of your work. If you like to see more of your stories on Rammenas, feel free to submit. We post good flash fiction, 500 words or less. Previously posted stories are welcome too. It's all about the joy of reading and writing.
    Have a nice holiday!