2012 Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the:

2012 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Holiday Anecdote

1st Place: Lori Coffin, Saratoga Springs, NY “Dear Oh Deer!”

2nd Place: Susan Dietrich Schneider, La Junta, CO “Not a Silent Night”

3rd Place: Joann Mazzio, Silver City, NM “When Santa Came to Our House”

Honorable Mention:
Elizabeth Rose
, Galisteo, NM “…in foreign parts.”
Rose Marie Kern, Prescott, AZ “The Thanksgiving Trip”
Darlene Buechel, Chilton, WI “Easy Bake Christmas”
Gary Smith, Rio Rancho, NM “I Met a Man Today”


2012 Fifth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Your Most Memorable Character

The judge complained that there were too many good entries, making them difficult to rank.

1st Place: Barbara Ragsdale, Germantown, TN “Simple, Huh?”

2nd Place: Eileen Wiard, Ranchos de Taos, NM “Alice Hughes: The Secret Guardian”

3rd Place: Wally Gordon, Tijeras, NM “Freedom”

Honorable Mention:
Patricia Lamborowski Williams
, Albuquerque, NM, “My Hero, My Nemesis”
Heidi Wells, Albuquerque, NM “Daughter of Elements”
Susan J. Alexis, Albuquerque, NM “Survivor”
Melissa Zamites, Rio Rancho, NM “Illegal Friend”


2012 Fourth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Happy or Sad Memories

1st Place: Desiree Perriguey, Albuquerque, NM “The Weight of Life”

2nd Place: Embree H. Bolton, Grenada, MS “The Flag…A Burning Issue”

3rd Place: Christine Marie Alemshah, Lake Forest, CA “I Love You, Daddy”

Honorable Mention:
Patricia Lamborowski Williams
, Albuquerque, NM, “Six Days Later”
J. Allen Whitt, Albuquerque, NM “Clyde”
Willma Willis Gore, Sedona, AZ “His Name was Bill”
Kathleen Adam, Albuquerque, NM “If It’s Not One Disappointment, It’s Two”
Jon Griffith, Cumming, GA “Dog Gone”


2012 Third Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Anything Goes Poem

1st Place: Sally Clark, Fredericksburg, TX “Rear View Mirror”

2nd Place: Yoko Nagamune, Albuquerque, NM “Chest Drawer Handles”

3rd Place: Amara Cudney, Waikoloa, HI “Anger Flash Song”

Honorable Mention:
Jay Brooks
, Placitas, NM, “Rick’s Lament”
Amara Cudney, Waikoloa, HI “Venus Transit”
Anna Griego, Albuquerque, NM “Meditations of What Has Become Religion”
Katherine B. Hauth, Rio Rancho, NM “In Time”
Marie Toole, Delray Beach, FL “My Grief”


2012 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Story-Telling Hook

1st Place: Eric Schneider, La Junta, CO “Skeletons and Angels”

2nd Place: Donald Morgan, Albuquerque, NM “The Eagle’s Claw”

3rd Place: Elizabeth Rose, Galisteo, NM “Trigger”

Honorable Mention:
Dennis Kastendiek
, Albuquerque, NM, “Pennzoil Afternoon”
Sally Rodgers, Santa Fe, NM “The Six Degrees Club”
Lori Allison, Bloomfield, NM “Spooky Lucas”
Eric Schneider, La Junta, CO “The Buddha and Matthew”


2012 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Personal Essay About Animals

1st Place: Sue Houser, Albuquerque, NM “A Prickly Turn of Events”

2nd Place: Susan J. Alexis, Albuquerque, NM “Communing with Grayfriar”

3rd Place: Ruth H. Marshall, Albuquerque, NM “Requiem for Another Soul”

Honorable Mention:
Laura J. Nitsos
, Albuquerque, NM “Diamond in the Dust”
Marylin Warner, Manitou Springs, CO “The Truth About Men and Dogs”
Janice S. Matthews, Albuquerque, NM “Farewell to a Fuzzy Buddy”
Paula K. Nixon, Santa Fe, NM “A Dog Called Poly”
Laurel Burnett, Albuquerque, NM “Rapscallion”
Susan Dietrich Schneider, La Junta, CO “Summer Walk”
Bernice G. Schneider, Albuquerque, NM “The Stepped-On Puppy”


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