The short story contest has ended and we have a winner. Firstly, I'd like to apologize for the delays we've faced with this contest - first in voting, then in combining the voting with the scores from the panel judges. That being said, we've finally compiled the two. In this contest we took the public voting and combined it with a judging panel in an attempt to make the judging more fair (to eliminate favoritism, cheating, etc.) Coming in first place is Rice Wine by NaCl. The winner was followed closely by Be all my sins remember'd by Banzai, A Lost Cowboy by garza33, and Accept the Consequences by Domoviye respectively. With the combined public voting and contest judging, this was a very close contest. Congratulations to NaCl for coming in first place, and well done to everyone else who entered!