During the contest hand off from Lemex to me, and the board upgrade, some contest winners fell through the cracks. I don't know who the authors are, so if one of these is your story, send me a PM anytime in the next week. Or remain anonymous if you wish. There were initially 5 entries and the voting ended in a three way tie, so this thread will be a runoff of the three. I'll post the poll, followed by each story as a separate post. But if you want to read the entries sooner check them out in the other thread. I encourage authors to vote. It is acceptable to vote for yourself, but in the name of good sportsmanship only vote for yourself if you have read all the other stories and given them your honest consideration. Consider how the author has responded to the theme, as well as the quality of the writing and overall impression of the story in making your decision. Voting will be open for 7 days so will close next Sunday.