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Prize Winners is a collection of stories "not for the faint of heart... or loins." There are 18 stories in the book, 3 of which are unpublished, 5 of which have previously only been available in print journals. The collection includes the mildly infamous "Every Time A Fairy Gets Laid," a story that will forever change the way you see Tinkerbell.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Artistically Declined Press
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Lori
Read 6/7/11
5 Stars - Highly Recommended / The Next Best Book
Pgs:112

Ryan Bradley is one cool dude. A little strange and kinky, it would appear, but a cool dude all the same.

As founder, editor, and creative designer of Artistically Declined Press, Bradley works hard at redefining publishing, writing, and marketing. Prize Winners, a collection of 18 short stories - some of which have been previously published, some which are brand spanking new - is being released as the first in hopefully a series
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Mel Bosworth
May 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ryan Bradley’s fiction collection Prize Winners is a grab bag of funny sexy, sexy scary, sexy creepy, sexy sexy, and sexy hey now. It’s a sexy grab bag, that’s for sure. For example, Tom Selleck’s mustache (the epitome of sexy back in the day) gets some great stage time in the opening story Goodbye Ruby:

“Ruby had a crush on Tom Selleck’s mustache. Her locker was wallpapered with magazine pictures of him and it just about killed her when he shaved it to play Eisenhower. “For a goddamn TV movie,”
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Hosho
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What you might miss, on a first pass through Prize Winners, is the underlying vulnerability. Sure, there are shocking elements on display here, and the collection seems organized around a few dark themes--violence, sex, and the specter of death among them--but the stories offer snapshot-glimpses into character lives in various stages of unravel and the darker themes really become less important than the characters caught amidst them. The stories are break-neck quick and rendered with terrific re ...more
Laura
Jul 20, 2011 added it
This book came very highly recommended by Lori at The Next Best Book Blog (whose blog you should all check out). And look at that cover? I mean really, how could I resist?

This is a very small book, 111 pages with a lot of white space. However, it is filled with unsettling portraits of humanity. I'll tell you what. Most of these stories give a glimpse into a relationship, maybe at a little bit that we would rather not look at. They contain sex and neuroses and kink and humor, Tom Selleck's mustac
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Allison
Jul 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
A collection of short stories on various topics - most slightly twisted, some darkly funny, a few surprisingly insightful. Whether you find the sex gratuitous or acceptable, you have to admit Bradley has a way of capturing the truth of people and their relationships. He writes about some of the most private moments with honesty, conciseness, and unique phrasing. One of my favorites is: "You make a fresh pot of coffee and disappear into the dark brown liquid. You swim through caffeine like an Oly ...more
Frederic
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another winner from Bradley here, and this one is a quick and sexy one. You'll finish it up in one brief sitting, but its well worth the swift ride. I mean, there's a story in here that examines the tragic inner lives of the characters from Cheers. What more do you need? Read this guy's stuff. You won't regret it.
Alan Engstrom
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great short story collection that I would highly recommend to anyone with an open mind. In almost all of the stories you quickly are sucked in and can understand each character.

The writing was quick and descriptive allowing to use your own imagination to visualize the locations and the people.

Again, I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to break from the "Norm!".
Shannon Peil
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
All of these little moments in this collection of stories are identifiable, full of feeling, and beautiful even when Ryan is being crude. I want to know more about all of these snapshots and the people represented in them, and even though I never will, it is a nice kind of want.
Ben
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Did I mention there is sex?

See full review - http://bentanzer.blogspot.com/2011/07...
Amanda Deo
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I read this book I was there 100%. I was there all the way. I read it on a beach in the summer time. It was a moment.
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Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, changed oil, painted houses, swept the floor of a mechanic's shop, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and managed an independent children's bookstore. He now designs book covers and works in marketing for an audiobook publisher. He received his MFA from Pacific University and has been published widely online and in print.

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