Voting Short Story Contest (43) Theme: The Inanimate Comes To Life Thank you for all your entries. The winner will be stickied until the next contest's winner is crowned. Voting will end 6th May 2009 to give you all a chance to read the entries. It is possible to vote for yourself, but I would hope in the name of good sportsmanship that you would only do so if you have read all the other stories and given them your honest evaluation. You gain nothing if you base your vote solely on how you feel about the author or whether you have personally invested time and effort in the story. In the end, your conscience is your only judge. Any entries under the suggested word limit will be flagged as such - they are still entered in to the contest. It is for you to decide whether they are still worthy of your vote. Any entry not strictly in accordance with the theme will be dealt with on a case by case basis to determine eligibility. Consider how the author has responded to the theme in making your decision. Good luck to everyone.