Well, my short story certainly ended with a bang on Friday!
As I told you earlier last week, I have been invited to take part in a short story competition along with 5 other South African female bloggers, called Can You Twist. The story ran daily on the internet in 5 instalments last week, finishing with a twist in the tale on Friday… and A4-sized advertisements in both the Cape Times and The Star newspapers! (If you haven't read the story yet, I suggest you do so first before going to look at the gallery because the adverts contain a major plot spoiler.)
Voting is now open, and here's how it works:
1. You have to register in order to vote – enter your details and choose a password before submitting your registration. You MUST then receive a confirmation e-mail to your registered e-mail address reminding you of your login details. Once you have received this e-mail, your account is active and you can log on.
2. Go to my story's page and log on using the details sent to you in the confirmation e-mail. The space where the login box was will now display two buttons – "Great" and "Not so great". Click on one to vote for me – you know which one I'd recommend :).
3. You can only vote for my (or anyone's) story ONCE, but you do get one vote per story, either for or against. So if you want to vote for another story too, go to that story's page by clicking on the author's name and then exercise your right to vote there. Bear in mind that voting for each story only starts on the Friday when that story finishes, and you have to be logged in on a particular story's page to be able to vote for it.
4. Some people have reported that they experienced problems either with the registration process (no confirmation e-mail etc etc) or with the voting process. If you have not yet received a confirmation e-mail after registering, first check your e-mail spam filter as that's where my confirmation e-mail ended up! If you still can't find your confirmation or experience any other problems with registration or voting, please e-mail me, including precise details of your problem and I will take it up with the IT people.
Results will be announced on 20 August, and you have until then to read and vote. It would be hugely appreciated if you could vote for me if you enjoyed my story – I rather think the title Cooksister the Short Story Diva would suit me 😉