Holy shit. I actually won some awards.
I consented to enter the MEFAs out of curiosity about the reviews that I might receive. I really did not expect to win anything. In fact, I was trying not to promote those stories because I did not want friends going to review me out of a feeling of obligation.
Dang. I'm really bowled over.
I really do appreciate all who reviewed me. I checked my reviews weekly, and it was always a bright conclusion to the week. Thank you!
Honorable Mention--Another Man's Cage
(Might I admit that this one is most surprising? I seem to recall being the only First Age story in a pool of mostly Third Age stories and one of the only novels as well. I felt like AMC came with "MASOCHIST" written all over it!)
Races: Elves: Feanorians
Times: First Age
Third Place--"The Gift"
Genres: Drama: General Authors
Races: Cross-Cultural: General Authors
Races: Elves: General Authors
Times: First Age: General Authors
Bobby just told Alex, "Your mommy rules the Elves, Alex!" Silly boys....
Congrats to the other winners and competitors! It was really a joy reading your stories (though I never read as many as I would have liked. Next year, right?)