Lost a short story contest

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Apr 2, 2019
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Well I didn't lose, I just didn't place first, or crack the top 32 for that matter.

Its a sham, I was sabotaged. I'll post the story in the critique section sometime to see what people think. I don't mean to sound egotistical but I have been complimented for having strong writing skills in the past. After I submitted my entry I went back and read the finalists from the previous year. Again I don't mean to sound egotistical, but after I read the 2019 short stories, I thought I had the 2020 competition all locked up.

I think one of the contest administrators had my entry thrown in the trash, because they couldn't have me taking first place. I'm angry because I had to pay an entry fee, and the wording in the agreement said the identity of the participants was withheld from the judges

Very disappointed about all of this.

Krampus Nacht