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Monthly Writing Contest

January 2005 Winner: Bill Berg, Closure in a Morning Fog
Honorable Mention: Victory Crayne, Who's Next?
Honorable Mention: Mike Dunn, Lost
View the 2005 Will Write 4 Food catalogue of winners & honorable mentions.

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January 2005 Honorable Mention
by Mike Dunn

      One week had passed since my trusted companion Jake and I decided to leave camp and explore the uncharted forest. Our ill-planned attempt at adventure had left us with little more than a pair of rumbling stomachs and an overwhelming sense of impending doom. The meager leavings near an all but dry creek bed were enough to keep us amongst the living, but it wouldn’t last for long. We needed something substantial…something with flavor. It was at this, our most hungry state, that we stumbled upon the same knotted husk of a tree that we had seemed to pass three times before...and that’s when things took a turn for the worse.
      "Haven’t we passed this tree before, Steak?"
      "I said, haven't we passed this tree before, Jake?"
      "That's not what you said."
      I knew it wasn’t, but I had to try my best to cover it up. I turned away from Jake in hopes that he didn’t quite hear me clearly.
      "You called me 'Steak'."
      "Look, it was a mistake. Mmmm…steak “
      "Hey! Don’t look at me like that! he shrieked.
      "Oh, give it a rest. I’m not going to eat you!" After staring at me for a second longer, he focused back on the contorted mass in front of us.
      "We should mark the tree, that way we’ll know if we’re crossing our own tracks," he suggested.
      When Jake took out his knife and carved an "A-1" into the wood, I prayed for a quick rescue.>


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