My Friendly Author Writing Competition entry for FAWC 5, Desperate Times & Measures, won first place. Thanks to everyone who read and voted on my story, even though you didn't know it was mine.
Desperate Times & Measures was a darker story than most I've written, about marital issues, aborted infidelity, and a broken man on the run, to Belize. From the comments I got, it appears that most people liked the setting, high emotional content, and the ending. I did get slammed a bit on the early over-the-top violence, but you can't win them all.
This was my second FAWC win against extremely tough competition. I honestly thought there were two other stories in the competition more deserving. I guess I got lucky this time out.