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Contest Mania Winners


Contest Mania Winners
9-word Novel Contest
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Pet Party!
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Thank you to all our entrants.
Also see: Santa Cruz area dog-friendly shops directory >


You made it short and sweet. You made it yours. Here are the nine 9-Word Novel winners.

1. Sparky, loving everyone, except Jehovah witnesses, licked faces freely.
- Carol J. Colin

2. UNENCUMBERED | Octogenarian, unencumbered by latest gizmos, embraces yoga, life universe.
- Gilda Zelin

3. ANTI-GERM-STUFF OVERLOAD! | What's an immune system to do but attack itself?
- Lisa Johnson

4. UNEXPECTEDLY, LIFE: YOU HAVE ALTERED | Prematurely confident. Unfortunately ignorant. Expensive carelessness. Effectively awakening. Unforgettable.
- Brittany Cowling

5. NEWS ITEM | Politician speaks honestly and plainly. Hell freezes. Pigs fly.
- Lois Chance

6. CHOICES | She adopted the dog. He hated dog. He's gone.
- Denise Hendsbee

7. REDEMPTION | Alien brain slugs are discovered, vanquished. Tea Party's over!
- Melissa Mendes Campos

8. That's not how I want my story to end.
- Geoff Lawson

9. AND THE WIND WHISPERS | Her shopping cart. Homeless woman has nothing... Has everything
- Wit

Pet PArty - Bark less. Wag more. You've shown us your pets, the votes are in.
And the winners are . . .


1. #15 Got chicken
Denise Bascom


2. #45 Look what Buster learned in college
Kim Pini
111sam 3. #111 Yosemite "SAM" Jardin the cutest Chiweenie
Eva A Jardin


4. #99 Blue
Andrea Goldberg Widman


5. #31 My name is Rio
John & Carol Tara


6. #55 Felix the dog.
Stephanie Gerlach and Cara Flack


7. #29 Where are the Good Times?
H. Avery Troy


8. #12 Tank
Shane Absher


9. #0 Jack =^..^= the cat knows where it’s at 
Carole Currier


10. #6 Drama Cat
Susi Downey


Comments (3)Add Comment
written by jdow, October 12, 2011
Drama Cats got my vote. It's the look of "OMG my head".
written by Michelle Kiba, October 10, 2011
I LOVE Drama Cat! "I vant to be alone!"
written by sydney tousseau, October 06, 2011
I entered my cats picture and voted once, I voted again for the other photos of pets that were really well posed or creative. From the look of the winners above people voted over and over for their own pet cuz a lot of the photos above are just kinda funky compared to the losers. I mean got chicken? REALLY! - Good Times Reply: Hi Sydney it was interesting how so many people voted for their pets over and over. We tracked it and disqualified them. The winners are the ones that received the most single votes. GTW

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