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A winner is I

Post by c_nordlander » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:15 pm

I won a fantasy short-story competition on a blog owned by an Ann Helen Avinasha. It's in Swedish, sadly, but if you want to see that it's indeed my name* on it, you can find it here. The story is titled "De offrades öar" (in English, "Islands of the Sacrificed").

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*I use "Christina Nordlander" as my pen name, since I think "Nordlander" stands out a bit more than "Dawson". Just in case you were worried that I've divorced Graham, or something.
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Re: A winner is I

Post by Stretch_Dude » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:41 pm

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Fantastic news, Chris!
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Post by D.B. » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:48 pm

Well done chris! Glad someone's finally given your stuff the accolades it deserves :)
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Re: A winner is I

Post by Gulliver63 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:19 pm

I'll use some of the little Swedish I know...Toppen! (great). My old flight instructor from Fagersta taught me that. Congratulations.
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Re: A winner is I

Post by gkscotty » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:51 pm

Way to go, Chris!
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Re: A winner is I

Post by Tony_Baritone » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:17 am

Congratulations on a well-deserved win!
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Post by Terry Y » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:32 am

Wooo! ;D
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Re: A winner is I

Post by fellranger » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:50 pm

That's awesome, Chris! Congratulations!
There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning....
And that, I think, was the handle - that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting - on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave....
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Re: A winner is I

Post by c_nordlander » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:04 pm

Thank you all very much! (And cool that you know a bit of Swedish, Gulliver!)
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Re: A winner is I

Post by AssistantCrone » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:37 pm

About time! Congratulations, and have fun with your laurels. (I suggest laurel frisbee; it's a hoot).
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Re: A winner is I

Post by missy_misery » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:46 pm

Yay, congratulations, Chris <3
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Re: A winner is I

Post by SirMustapha » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:13 pm

Sorry I've only seen this now, but

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Congrats!
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Re: A winner is I

Post by c_nordlander » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:09 pm

Thank you, friends!
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Re: A winner is I

Post by jenny » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:49 pm

Well done, Chris, excellent work!
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