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Poll closed Mar 28, 2016.
  1. Betty Baxter, and the Jonquil Infestation

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. To be...

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Pale Daffodils

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  4. Another Morning

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The Last Daffodil

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. Daffodil House

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. GenPet

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. A New Beginning

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. GingerCoffee
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    Closed Voting Voting is CLOSED for contest #187 "Daffodils"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest Archives' started by GingerCoffee, Mar 14, 2016.

    Short Story Contest # 187
    Theme: "Daffodils" courtesy of @Blighters

    Contest story entries can be found HERE.

    We have 8 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, Mar. 27th, 2016 ~18:15 (6:15 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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    One more day to vote!! :agreed:
     
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    More than 5 hours left to show the love. There are some good action scenes, some horror, sadness and hope, some great stuff.

    Vote... oh and Happy Easter. :blowkiss:
     
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    There's still time folks. Deposit one Easter egg, er vote, for one of these authors.
     
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    And the winner is, new member @GeoffreySmith with a touching tear jerker, Pale Daffodils, a runaway vote getter. Congratulations.

    :cheerleader::cheerleader:

    Thanks to all the authors and voting participants. I think our two action, and the last man standing stories that tied for second place deserve honorable mention. :agreed:
     
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    I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that due to the fact that Betty Baxter, and the Jonquil Infestation made me laugh more than any other piece of written fiction ever has, I voted for it and then skimmed the rest of the stories. That's not the most responsible way to determine 'best story,' for sure, but that laughter was absolutely magical. I thought the mind that crafted that piece of violently raging absurdity deserved some kind of reward, and a vote was all I had to offer.
     
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    I love the Betty Baxter series, I'm the second person that voted for it.

    I'm just happy people are voting, @Hubardo. I don't care how they decide. If someone stops at a story they think is excellent, chances are reading the rest wouldn't have changed that.

    Edited to add, the winner and the other two runner ups were all on my list of last minute decide betweens. To Be... almost got my vote but for a few tense inconsistencies. And I thought Pale Daffodils was a worthy story but something in my mood favored an action story. The Last Daffodil was clever. I liked the way the POV was used. In the end, Betty Baxter has me enjoying the series.
     
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    Pale daffodils was beautiful. It made my heart ache. I voted for it.
     
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    I voted for The Last Daffodil.
     
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    Betty B, and To be... were on my shortlist, but went with Last Daffodil (because it reminded me of my childhood tv shows, and because it was so different). Pale Daffodils was good too (forth on my list, but a worthy winner). So many good stories, I had a great time reading them all, which is the point really.
     
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    I voted for Pale Daffodils too. Congrats @GeoffreySmith, yours was a beautiful and moving story, definitely deserving to win:)
     
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    I'm just happy to see that someone liked my story (To Be...) after the last contest with zero votes for my story. I take this is as improvement on my part, woo :D
     
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    It had great action scenes, I thought they were well written. And I liked the play with the names. It only lacked a bit of setting and as I mentioned above it had a few minor tense issues.
     
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    Yeah, I made a mistake in the Kingdom Come short story that I forgot to edit out as well. But, having said that I might continue on with the world setting I had going for the last two, originally I had thought my focus on it was letting me down when others were doing more original and singular pieces.
     
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    Just because a story doesn't win, or doesn't get votes doesn't mean it isn't good: just that other people preferred another story, at the specific time they voted. :)
     
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