I regret to inform you of the fact that Wade from VagabondJourney.com is a cheater. It really pangs my heart to disclose this uncomfortable information in such a callous, impersonal way; but, it is true, the above mentioned cheated in your 2007 travel writing contest.
In September of 2007 Traveling-Stories-Magazine.com put out a call for all travelers with a pen and a gang of goons to contribute stories in an effort to drive as much traffic as they possibly could to the Traveling-Stories-Magazine.com website. In order to be competitive in this competition, contributors were directed to tell all of their family and friends to vote for their stories. So, from the beginning, this was clearly not a competition to discover who could pen the best in travel literature, but who could coerce the most goons into visiting Traveling-Stories-Magazine.com to vote for them.
So, in lieu of this fact, a dire competition arose between the goons of the BPO call centers of Southern India and the gang of goons that Wade from VagabondJourney.com assembled for the purpose of winning $125 and all of the fame and glory that this competition offered. As it all washed out, it quickly became apparent to the goons of both sides that a vote against the competition was essentially a vote for their own, unrighteous cause. To these ends, Wade from VagabondJourney.com conscripted the assistance of the Lesbian goonas of Western New York State to coldly bear their attack down upon his Hindu foe.
I heartily believe that it goes without saying that the rectitude of women can not be topped, even by the masses of BPO employees fortified in the florescent lit cubicles of Bangalore, and this proved to be true as Wade from VagabondJourney.com’s story quickly rose to the top of the chart in the final days of the competition. I must break confidence here and state that I have even heard Wade from VagabondJourney.com say on a number of occasions that the Traveling-Stories-Magazine.com competition was nothing other than, “a battle to find out what writer has the most goons,” and then laugh as if he were funny. He also assured me that he would go to the ends of the earth, by bicycle if necessary, in his dire effort to conscript the most heinous, ill-hearted goons this planet has to offer (lesbian or otherwise).
I think that this behavior needs to be routed out of your otherwise good natured competition and such ilk as Wade from VagabondJourney.com should forever be banished from the global community of travel writers. If you continue to allow such low life hobos into your contests, then you can only expect to receive the wrath of their dishonest, cheating ways.
Disgruntled TSM Reader,
Mr. Harry Parts