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Congratulations goes out to LisaMay. The Contest Committee is pleased to announce that A Display of Emotion has won the contest 75 Words Flash Fiction. In second place finished Nightmare by Bill Schott and The Proposal by Michele Harber. In third place finished Crystal Clear by Heather Knight and Optimism by humpwhistle
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