Wednesday, October 31, 2012

House of Horror, Featured Writer, Me

I won. I am so excited. Clouds have saturated my office and lifted me off my chair. I'm dancing, I'm singing, I'm thrilled. Just look at the cool award!

Here is what the judges, Ann Best and Nas Dean, both editors, had to say:

The Panettiere Cup by N. R. Williams
Romance is paramount in this story and the author's skills as a published fantasy writer are evident. The beginning of the story and when her heroine takes flight to the old castle gave me chills. This story has flawless descriptive passages, and credible characters. Aya’s the aging heroine, loved by her husband but haunted by what might have been if she had married the man her father chose for her. In this melancholy frame of mind, she is “bewitched,” but in the end realizes what true love really is. In a brief but beautiful ending that exhibits the author’s excellent skill with dialogue, her loving husband rescues her from her melancholy flight. I feel her joy as she realizes that love comes from the ordinary moments a husband and wife share through the years.
Would you like to read the story? If you haven't already done so, or if you'd like to read it again, here is the link.
As always, thank you for coming and I hope you'll leave a comment.
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Jamie Gibbs said...

Awesome stuff! Congrats :) It's a well deserved award :)


N. R. Williams said...

Hi Jamie
Thanks so much.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Nancy!!!

Tammy Theriault said...

those are some great comments, wow, congrats!!! new follower and glad to be!

Nas said...

Congratulations on your win, Nancy! Loved your story!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Alex.

Hi Tammy
Welcome to my blog, nice to meet you.

Hi Nas,
Thanks so much. I am grateful.

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Denise Covey said...

Hi Nancy. It was such a lovely story, yet edgy and horrific as well. I'm glad you are so excited over your much-deserved award. Keep these great stories coming. As always, thank you for being such an enthusiastic member of RomanticFridayWriters. :D

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! That's great news.

Heather Murphy said...


N. R. Williams said...

Hi Denise
I want to thank you for talking me into joining. It has been a fun ride and I'm looking forward to more fab stories in December.

Hi Golden

Hi Heather
Thanks as well.

I appreciate you all stopping by in your busy day and leaving a comment.

Rashda Khan said...

Congratulations! I read the story and love it. You can feel the melancholy, the ghosts, and the love. Beautiful.

The only place I'd suggest expanding it is where the ghosts enter & exit her. Slow it down & show us how it feels to her. But excellent story!

Thanks for visiting my website & thank you for your support! So glad we got to meet!

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Rhashda
Thank you for coming by and for your suggestion. An excellent one. I've already decided to expand the story in time for next Halloween.

Yolanda Renee said...

Happy to see your celebration!

Congratulations, can't wait to read more!

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Yolanda

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nancy .. that's just great - and so pleased Ann and Nas areboth editors for the project ..

No wonder you're bouncing on clouds various .. enjoy - cheers Hilary

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Hilary
You're back, I hope you had a great trip. thanks so much.

Adura Ojo said...

Congrats, Nancy. Just found out you won the RFW Halloween competition. Read your winning story just now and it's certainly well deserved. You already know what I think of your writing and I'm not surprised you've honed your craft over a period of time.

Thanks for your feedback. Really appreciate it. I will email you after the weekend with some feedback. Have a lovely weekend, Nancy.

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Adura
Same to you.