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Winner of WordSmitten's 2003 TenTen Award for Fiction.

And This One Is Just Right
By Maria Dahvana Headley

On accepting WordSmitten's TenTen Award for Fiction:

Thank you so much for choosing And This One is Just Right as the winning story in this year's 1010 contest. I'm delighted to accept the award.

I've always written stories, but until recently have been too neurotic to submit them to contests. The 1010, with its set length limit, provided the perfect opportunity to dash off a story, and somehow, the structure inspired me in such a way that my story instantly arrived full-formed in my brain. Thank you for introducing me to Maureen, Angela and Kevin. I think they will end up in the middle of a larger story at some point in the near future. :: Maria Dahvana Headley :: Fiction Award Winner for 2003 ::

For the past two weeks, I've been healing from a tonsillectomy, and muttering irritably to myself. This was exactly what I needed to recover completely and get back to the computer!

- Maria Dahvana Headley

About the author

Maria Dahvana Headley lives in Seattle with her husband, playwright & screenwriter Robert Schenkkan, and his two children. Two years from when her award-winning story was selected, she finished and published her first novel to outstanding reviews. Enjoy her wonderful new book, The Year of Yes
(hardcover: Hyperion; January 2006; $22.95US/$29.95CAN; 1401302300).

Her plays have been workshopped at venues including the Sundance Playwright's Lab and The Kennedy Center, and produced at various theaters around the country. She states that And This One is Just Right is the first story she has ever submitted to a contest.

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