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Flash Fiction Contest #35 "Mirrors in Scarlet"

Poll closed Jul 3, 2016.
  1. First Date

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Reflections

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Cheap Rent

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. RED UNDER THE BED

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. To Collect a Holy Soul

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. THERAPY

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. The Trial

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Closed Voting Flash Fiction Contest #35 "Mirrors in Scarlet"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Flash Fiction Contest' started by Wreybies, Jun 19, 2016.

    Voting is now open for Flash Fiction Contest #35 "Mirrors in Scarlet"

    The stories can be found HERE.

    Voting will remain open until July 3rd at 14:00 Atlantic Seaboard (GMT-4)

    The Flash Fiction contest will take a hiatus after this contest to allow for the 10th Anniversary Contest.
     
  2. A man called Valance

    A man called Valance Contributing Member

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    I came here to read the stories and cast a vote. Only the stories aren't here and I can't see a link. Not helpful. Do I cast a blind vote or do I come back later? I'll come back later.
     
  3. BruceA

    BruceA Senior Member Supporter

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  4. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Good crop of stories! As usual I narrowed it down to two, ummed and ahhed, and made my choice.
     
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  5. A man called Valance

    A man called Valance Contributing Member

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    Okay, I've read the stories and voted. (Thanks to @BruceA )
     
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  6. Brindy

    Brindy Contributing Member Supporter

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    I also had two that ran close, but have made my decision. Vote cast.
     
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  7. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Sorry about that. I came back to add the line about the contest taking a hiatus and clumsy fingers had me replace the line with the link instead of just adding the new line. I've re-added it to the OP.
     
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  8. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    The voting is really spread out, which I think shows that several of the stories were similar in quality. Nobody should feel bad about not winning this one!
     
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  9. A man called Valance

    A man called Valance Contributing Member

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    Thanks @Wreybies You might like to correct the typo in the second title too, as it's a poor reflection on the (not to blame) author of the story.
     
  10. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    That's what I get for doing things before coffee :coffee::-D
     
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    A man called Valance Contributing Member

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    S'okay, I'm done now. Honest.
     
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  12. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    You haven't mentioned that there are no full stops on two of the sentences in his post, but there on two others.

    Good. Poor Wrey needs a holiday!

    I'm being humorous Wrey, don't ban me. ILY.
     
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    That was difficult; they were all to a good standard.
     
  14. Wayjor Frippery

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    Is centring a title like writing your name underneath it? I think it might be for some (no malice implied)... makes it recognizable, maybe (not author's intention)... yadda yadda, what do I know?


    (voted – ooooh, broke a tie! [and nailed my voting colours to the mast, for those who care to look – don't like doing that, I usually hide, quietly, don't know why, principles of democracy, maybe, something like that] Vive le flash!)
     
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  15. BruceA

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    It is standard practice to centre titles (though not here). There are three entries this time with centred titles so I am sure it was not intended as an identiefable mark, nor is it!
     
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    Never said it was... ;) Just having a laugh (alone, perhaps).
     
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    Great entries! It was difficult to narrow down my choice :)
     
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  18. I.A. By the Barn

    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    I was caught between three... finally made my choice though.
     
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  19. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Who wants waffles...? Contributor

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    So what happens if there was a draw? Is there a sudden death story off? :p
     
  20. Tenderiser

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    There's a run-off vote. If that's a draw, naked mud wrestling.
     
  21. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Who wants waffles...? Contributor

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    Sounds dirty. :superlaugh:
     
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    *heavy breathing*
     
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    BruceA Senior Member Supporter

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    Still time to make a difference! My choice has just two votes! If you haven't voted yet come do so now!
     
  24. obsidian_cicatrix

    obsidian_cicatrix I ink, therefore I am. Contributor

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    And I have my winner! Great efforts all round, but one in particular really spoke to me. I love it when a piece not only entertains but strikes a point of reference in my own experience. Been there, done that, thought the very same. :D
     
  25. BruceA

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    Looks at calendar. Coughs.
     

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