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Majestically Awkward Manatee

United States

13 years old.
california.

imagine dragons.
coldplay.

aquarius.
ravenclaw.
infj-t.

cat lover.
coffee drinker.

golfer.
figure skater.

pianist.
singer.
dancer.
artist.

writer.

dreamer.

❤️

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not an echo."✨
-albert einstein

MY FIRST CONTEST WINNERS (The #manateecontest one)

January 7, 2019

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Hey everyone! I am going to be announcing my first contest winners (it's NOT the one where you entered in the comments.)

Thank you so much for entering! This was my first contest and I got 14 entries!!!! That is just unbelievable to me :D

So, before I announce the winners, (which is what you've all been waiting for), I want to say that I had such a tough time deciding the winners because all of the entries were soooooo amazing! It's crazy how beautiful these pieces are! 

Also, one more thing, there is a tie for 3rd place, and a 3-way tie for the honorable mention so I'm just going to do three honorable mentions :D

And without further ado, the winners... (of course you're all winners!!)


1st place: Quille's piece: Part of Bryssa's Lament 
This piece had so much beautiful imagery and I loved how the rhyming wasn't forced. The metaphors were also amazing!
My favorite line:
A blackness opened yawning before us, 
The palace rocked with a shrieking chorus



2nd place: Xavier Nelson's piece: Love
This piece simply blew my mind. I love what the doll represents. Again, the imagery was incredible!
My favorite line: 
Its heart 
shredded 
from dreams left to rot



A two way tie for 3rd place...

Dmoral13's piece: History of Roses
This is piece different from all the other entries. It described the background of roses and violets. It was incredibly beautiful, and I loved the sweet and bitter parts!
My favorite line:
Her name was Rose, that in this language that meant ‘innocent’.

J.A.'s piece: Rose
This piece was so stunning! Beautiful imagery again, and the opening and ending was just amazing!
My favorite line: 
Together we created a world 
Apart we each died on our own



The three honorable mentions...

Juliana's piece: Thorns
This piece was about a rose not having friends because it had thorns and no one wanted to get near it. I loved the description of the forest in the first paragraph. Also, I loved the message!
My favorite line:
The trees were a little taller, the bushes a little wider, the sky a little bluer.

korra4life's piece: Funeral
This piece is about a girl dying and the fake tears of people. Only the grandma really cares about the girl dying. This piece was so beautifully written and the image of sorrow that you created was just so real.
My favorite line:
False tears are dabbed upon with embroidered handkerchiefs in the wrinkled hands of those who use them.

Blotted Ink With a Broken Quill's piece: The Rose
This piece had such beautiful description and imagery! I loved the simple ending!
My favorite line:
The rose never once lost her velvety crimson coat


THE REST OF THE BEAUTIFUL PIECES!!!!

Early Pearl's piece: A Paper Rose
My favorite line:
So does a paper rose 
mean a paper love?



Christy Wisdom's piece: A Rose's Defense
My favorite line:
showing the layers of the flower's personality 
to those who love them.



Lissie's piece: The End of the World 
My favorite line:
The trees are dying. 
My roses are not growing.



Rose, Thorn's piece: #manatee contest
My favorite line:
Eventually the rose will die 
as will I



stripedfly1001's piece: all roses have thorns
My favorite line:
Always ready to prick 
Prick my finger, my heart 
Either one worked 
Both did, when he left



Ellie O'Grady's piece: The Desert's Rose
My favorite line:
Every night this place flares with fire, for the desert is a frightening place, and spitting from its cracked skin embers gathered a hundred miles away, the desert protects what is not its own, but is all that the desert, as a desert, can hold.


Hannah Gaudette - JoyfulWriter's piece: Forest of Peace
My favorite line:
Dusk encroached faster than lions in these woods.



A HUGE THANK YOU AGAIN TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!!! I LOVED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR PIECES!!!

*ALSO, I know that I said follows would be prizes for people who won, but I am going to give every single person who entered my contest a follow! 

**Prizes will be coming your way soon!! I will be working on your reviews and stuff during this week!

***I hope I got all the links right :)

****Please let me know if I forgot to include your piece :/

*****THANK YOU ONE MORE TIME FOR ENTERING MY CONTEST :DDDDDDDD










 

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21 Comments
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @Xavier Nelson i'm sorry about that, but I'll do the other one!!


    7 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    It seems like "MadEnes" has been deleted from WTW, so I'd appreciate it if you could review "Journal Entry #75" instead


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @Juliana :) Thank YOU for joining :DDDD


    7 months ago
  • Juliana

    Thank you!


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @Xavier Nelson ok!! I’ll do those once I have time :)


    7 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    "The Dreamcatcher" would be nice c:


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @Ellie O'Grady thanks for entering :D


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @Xavier Nelson, of course, and you get one more review, so please let me know which one :)


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @J.A. and @Dmoral13, each of you get one review as one of the prizes, please let me know which piece you would like me to review :)


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @J.A. Thanks!! :)


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @Dmoral13 thanks :)


    7 months ago
  • Ellie!

    Thanks for this great contest! I really liked the wide prompt; it gave me space to experiment!! This was fun!


    7 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    Can you review my piece "MadEnes"? And congrats to the other people who participated :D


    7 months ago
  • Opal Drop

    I won?! Thank you so much. Your contest was wonderful!


    7 months ago
  • Dmoral13

    Great contest! Thanks so much for letting me enter!


    7 months ago
  • Majestically Awkward Manatee

    @Quille sure!! I'll do that once I have time :D


    7 months ago
  • Quille

    I guess I would like a review on 'Elfknight Chapter 4 #paperbirdcontest'
    And could you just pick a couple your favorite Elfboy chapters for the other ones?
    It's really hard to pick what I'd like reviewed :D


    7 months ago
  • Quille

    *Speechless* :) Thank you for hosting such a fantabulous contest :))
    All the other entries that I read completely blew me away; they were really awesome guys! :DD Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDD


    7 months ago
  • korra4life

    I totally agree with all of your winners! Those pieces were really amazing, so congrats to you guys. Thanks for choosing me as an honorable mention (really surprised) and for having such a broad prompt. It gave me room to write something different.


    7 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Congrats!


    7 months ago
  • Kahasai

    Congrats to the winners!


    7 months ago