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Ever wanted to die a grisly death?
Thu 3 Jun 2010, 07:35 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
For the contest surrounding the launch of our new @Midas Lookups, I thought I'd try a different sort of prize. As many of you may know, I have been published in a number of magazines, e-zines and such, most recently for science fiction and horror. For example, Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets, an anthology of werewolf stories, just went to print with my story, Without Remorse. The young woman who has the leading role is Gabriella, named for Gabriella Davis. She may or may not die, you'll have to read to find out, but Tim Davis is in a story I am writing now, and I just wrote his heroic, but grisly, death scene yesterday.
Here is your chance. For the @Midas Lookups contest, there will be three prizes.
Grand Prize: Signed copy of Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets sent to you, anywhere in the world, plus a grisly death in a future anthology or magazine which will also be sent to you. You may have a small say in whether your death is heroic, meaningless or just plain nasty. Plus a free 50-user license of Midas Rich Text LSX for your company with maintenance for a year ($1500 value).
Second Prize: Signed copy of Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets sent to you, anywhere in the world, plus a grisly death in a future anthology or magazine which will also be sent to you. You may have a small say in whether your death is heroic, meaningless or just plain nasty.
Third Prize: Signed copy of Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets sent to you, anywhere in the world. You'll have to write your own ending.
Depending on both your name and your preferences, I may not use your name exactly. If I am likely to vary it, I'll ask for something memorable about you to include so that you can point to prove it is you.
Copyright © 2010 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
896.1. Ed Maloney (06/03/2010 04:17 PM)
Die a grizzly death? We're already Notes Developers... how much more grizzly can it get?
896.2. Ben Langhinrichs (06/03/2010 07:41 PM)
LOL. Well, for one thing, you could die in a printed book, and we all know Notes doesn't do printing.
896.3. Gregg Eldred (06/04/2010 03:36 AM)
I will admit that this is the one time I wish I had better development skills. A contest where I could win an autographed copy of a book AND be a character in a future story? Bliss. Sadly, you will not be seeing an entry from me, but I will be waiting for the announcement of the winner (and the other lucky people that snag a copy of the book). Excellent contest!