Well this is embarrassing and a first!
It's with great regret that we have realised our River of Mnemosyne programmer (we won't name any names but he knows who he is) had a little difficulty counting the votes, and didn't wait for backup to confirm that the actual winner was not Tom at Half Moose With A Twist. Despite Tom's valient effort and like so many close races, he was pipped at the post by one point. The REAL winner of the third River of Mnemosyne Challenge is:.
We're deeply embarrassed by this error and hope you'll forgive us. Both entries, in fact all entries, were of the usual high standard with some hopefully being progressed into novels. We certainly hope that Patti takes the plunge with:
Muse 1: Prologue: The Briefing
Muse 2: Pride and Extreme Prejudice
Muse 3: The Monk
Muse 4: Sagittarius
Muse 5: A Misplaced Identity
Muse 6: Shit Happens
Muse 7: Family Ties
Muse 8: Tartuffe
Muse 9: Non, Je Regrette Rien
Now because we've broken the rules...let's break one more. Congratulations and sincere apologies to Tom. We'll leave your links on the page because they're worth it.
We'll be back to regular, and hopefully more accurate, programming with Tom's muse on 1st March. Bring your friends along now that the gruelling swim is over. Thanks again to all participants, we look forward to a high level of competition throughout this year.