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Vote for the best short story

Poll closed Nov 3, 2015.
  1. Filth

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. Flight

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. The Cylinders

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. Aldo of the White Night

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. The Clinic

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  6. The Question

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  7. Lemmings in the Dead Air

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  8. The Event

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  9. The Budget Airline

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. GingerCoffee
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    Closed Voting Voting is CLOSED for contest #180 - theme: "Dead Air"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest Archives' started by GingerCoffee, Oct 18, 2015.

    Contest #180
    Theme: "Dead Air" courtesy of @Spencer Rose

    Contest story entries can be found HERE.

    We have 9 entries in this contest! The winner will be revealed in two 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 two weeks, Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2015 ~5:30 pm Pacific Time. EXTENDED FOR 24 HOURS. If there is still a tie we'll have a sudden death runoff.

    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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    This one is HARD. Usually there is a single story that leaps out at me to vote for ...this time four of them did. It was hard to choose.
     
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    Time to vote, time to vote! You have an extra hour if you are in the US except HI and AZ.

    I agree with @jannert, so many of these stories are well written. It was a close call. Our writers should be proud.
     
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    Eight more hours, still plenty of time to vote. :agreed:
     
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    Three more hours and no new votes in more than 24 hours.

    :cry:
     
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    Two hours left and still no new votes.

    :cry::cry:
     
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    Oh yay, there's been one more vote ... creating a tie.

    :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Jones My body is ready

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    Sorry
     
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    I haven't voted but I think time is up and I can't get voting done now. It's 1:05am, and I don't think I can read that much throughout the night and still be in a fit state for work tomorrow. Sorry.
     
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    OK, let's see runoff or extend the voting 24 more hours... decisions decisions.

    There's still 15 more minutes if anyone has read the stories but not yet voted. :agreed:
     
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    Just for you I've extended voting for 24 hours. :p
     
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    24 hours I can do. It's now 2:10am, and I'm still not asleep. I am not an insomniac, if I'm not careful I will fall asleep half way through a sente
     
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    And we have another vote. :agreed:

    But it doesn't break the tie. Yep, this is a batch of good stories.:pop:
     
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    The one I voted for is in the tie but at the same time I'm kind of intrigued to see a sudden death situation... I'm picturing Hunger Games style and I hope I won't be let down.
     
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    I have voted. Unfortunately, I haven't broken the tie either. I'll vote again if there is a sudden death playoff as I have a clear preference for one of the two winning stories.
     
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    Sadly, the story I voted for only has 1 vote... :(
     
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    But that's good @Ivana, if one person votes for a story it usually makes the author happy.

    Five more hours until we have to have the sudden death playoff. But I just realized it won't work the way I was picturing, so I'll have to rethink the plan.

    Maybe someone will still vote here and I won't have to.
     
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    *cough*HungerGames*cough*

    :D
     
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    Reading this thread made me grin hehehe
     
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    I am also thoroughly enjoying it!

    I've already voted... waiting with baited breath :pop:
     
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    But did you vote?

    Welcome to the forum, by the way. :superhello:
     
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    Thanks, GingerCoffee :)
    I can't decide between two *cry*
     
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    I did it! I had to just break one out of the two stories' hearts :(
     
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    Well, you didn't fix it.
     
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    The plot thickens. Third place is closing in on the frontrunners.:supershock:
     
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