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Contest Winner

In this special Monday edition, we're highlighting Eric Satchwill, our contest winner! Eric is a Canadian writer who blogs at: Queer Boy Blogging where he discusses his life, his writing and books he's read. I find it really interesting, so be sure to stop by and take a look. Add him to your feed!

If blog reading isn't your thing, you can also follow him on Twitter: @Babseth

And in case you missed his great micro-fiction entry, here it is! I think he did a really good job building up some tension and making it a real story by having a definite beginning, middle and end. Thanks again for participating Eric!

A gentle nudge was all it took to send it rolling, bouncing down the stairs.

“Look out!” I called.

They scattered just in time, returning to crowd around where it fetched up against the wall. I jogged down the stairs to join them.

“Well?” someone asked. “What is it?”

I shrugged. “Does it matter? It's treasure.”

Everyone nodded in agreement.

“Maybe you shouldn't have kicked it down the stairs,” said another. “You've cracked it, see?”

We all leaned in for a closer look. The crack widened to reveal a sharp beak.

“A baby Phoenix!”