Laura Kinsale writes:
Indeed, it was an agonizing choice. However, one must girdle one’s bustle, apply all due care and make one’s selections of the creme de la creme among these entries, all of which were memorable.
Knowing that we must put aside Miss Candy’s brilliant haiku in Middle English, as I am told she is not eligible, let us proceed to the Honorable Mentions.
Secondly, Jenny, for Best Use of Buffle-Headed in a haiku.
Thirdly, Lara, for her haiku to Allegretto. Thank you. Just…thank you.
And finally, the Grand Prize goes to MS Jones. I’m sorry, but “Seize the Hedgehog” was simply irresistible and now I will probably have to actually write a book so I can name it that. Curse you MS Jones!
However, lest the SB’s suspect that I simply fell for the hedgehog, I must emphasize that her complete collection of 3 haikus and a limerick rose to a level of excellence that could not be denied.
I applaud the creativity and awesomeness of the SB’s. I never expected so many excellent entries. Thanks also to Sourcebooks for contributing the prizes!
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you for your poetic mastery. Damn y’all are good. Thank you to Laura Kinsale and to Danielle at Sourcebooks Casablanca for the repeated and thorough awesomeness.