Well, it was a great race this week. Everyone made a good showing. And no wonder, I really enjoyed all the entries. I had a hard time deciding who to vote for.

But, in the end, there can be only one winner. And well deserved, I say. Very cool story and well written too. Our winner this week is:

Chris Blanchard, @blanchardauthor

Congratulations, sir. Well done.

Here’s his winning entry:


“I can’t believe you’re lusting over a doll,” Richard said. “Loser.”

“It’s not a doll,” David said defensively. “It’s an action figure. Besides, I’m not lusting after it.”

“Dude,” Richard said, “You got drool AND fog on the window. You’re totally lusting. Who is that anyway? Wonder Woman? I heard she got a new costume.”

“Wonder Woman?” David asked in shock, pushing his glasses up on his face. “I will have you know that this is…”

“Black Canary,” said a woman’s voice, causing both boys to turn from the comic store window and look in the direction of the newcomer.

She was slightly taller than either of them were, had long, wavy red hair, pale skin and freckles all over. She also wore a pair of glasses, but hers were far more fashionable than David’s, being small and oval. She was beautiful.

“It’s a Black Canary figure,” she continued as the two boys picked up their jaws. “And on top of that, it’s a rare collectable. You, my friend, have good taste. Shall we go inside and get a better look?”

With that, she took David by the arm and led him into the comic store. David turned to look over his shoulder back at Richard and put his hand on his fore head, his fingers making an ‘L’ shape.