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.
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
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!
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).
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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