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Vote for the best short story:

Poll closed Jan 25, 2016.
  1. Heartache

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. I Can See Molecules

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Love and Hope

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Hope – A Girls Best Friend

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  5. Live From the Amphitheatrum Flavium

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  6. Fate

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Hope is in the Little Things

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. The Morning Light

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  9. The Cave

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
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    Closed Voting Short Story Contest # 184 "Hope"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest Archives' started by GingerCoffee, Jan 11, 2016.

    Short Story Contest # 184
    Theme: "Hope" courtesy of @edamame

    Contest story entries can be found HERE.

    We have 9 entries in this contest! The winner will be revealed in 2 weeks and the winner thread will be stickied until the next contest's winner is crowned. No more entries are allowed in this contest.

    Entries are listed in the poll in the order posted.

    Voting ends in 2 weeks, Sunday, Jan. 24th, 2016 ~17:00 (5 pm) Pacific Time.

    I encourage authors to vote. While it is controversial, it remains acceptable in the short story contest to vote for yourself. I encourage you to vote honestly. In the name of good sportsmanship only vote for yourself if you have read all the other stories and given them your honest evaluation.

    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.

    Read for pleasure, learning, and to vote.
    Make someone's day, vote for their story!
     
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    Oh, once again I can't decide. There are three I'm considering. Guess I'll sleep on it. :)
     
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    18 votes, that's only two times the number of stories. We can do better than that! Show your forum friends some love and read their stories. :read:
     
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    Hey! There's still time to vote. Come on, you know you want to. :supercheeky:
     
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    Glad I got my vote counted for in time. :)
     
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    You still have more than 6 hours to vote. :agreed:
     
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    One more hour, still time.
     
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    I wish I knew who voted for me so I could tell them it makes me smile that they enjoyed my story. :D
     
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    I did. :D :agreed:

    I loved the theme, and the reversal in the character's attitude at the end.
     
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    And the winner is @Blighters with, Hope – A Girls Best Friend. A silver medal will be added to your bronze.

    @davidm came in a close second with, Live From the Amphitheatrum Flavium ...

    followed by @Lea`Brooks in third place with, Heartache.

    Competition was rather formidable this go round.

    And much thanks goes to all who voted.
     
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    @Blighters, great story, you hooked me with the dog theme :)
     
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    congrats @Blighters! I loved your story. A very well deserved win
     
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    And I am the second one. :) I felt your writing interacted with me.
     
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    I am happy you enjoyed it. :)
     
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    Thank you all! I'm rubbish at accepting compliments about my writing so I'll just grin and say 'Thanks!'. Your feedback is so kind!

    And thank you for everyone who voted for my story, especially considering how many great stories were in this contest! It still amazes me people like what I write.
     
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    Who on earth voted on my story (the molecules one) ? I just kinda threw it together, thanks whoever did!
     
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    I was so close. :cry:
     
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    :friend:Sympathy hug. :superwink:

    Look on the bright side. You left me in the dust. lol
     
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    You were close @Lea`Brooks, third place is admirable.
     
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