1. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Contributor

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    Contest Winner! Alphonse Capone wins the November 2016 contest!

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest Archives' started by Tenderiser, Dec 1, 2016.

    Congratulations to @Alphonse Capone who came first place with President Kanye 4 Life, an amusing but terrifying look at the growing power of social media in shaping world events.

    In second place was @Sal Boxford with Toasting Brown Bread, the story of a company bonfire with a cast of dysfunctional but hilarious colleagues... and a Guy Fawkes that horrifies one of the gang.

    In third place we have @big soft moose with Honest Intent, featuring three crooks on a devious scheme to break into the Houses of Parliament. But are any of them really being honest?

    I plan to post my thoughts on each story when it isn't half past midnight, but feel free to start without me!
     
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  2. Alphonse Capone

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    Pretty chuffed :) especially after receiving 0 votes last month :D

    Thanks to everyone who voted for my story specifically, glad you enjoyed it, and everyone in general for voting and entering.

    I voted for Toasting Brown Bread, found it very entertaining and enjoyable!
     
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    Well done @Alphonse Capone. Sorry to say you didn't get my vote, but a great story nonetheless. Honest Intent got my vote. Perhaps my judgement was influenced by the fact I had no idea who Kanye West is, and after doing some YouTube research decided I didn't care.
     
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    Congratulations, @Alphonse Capone! Pleased that it makes up for last month. None of those stories deserved 0 votes.

    Thanks for your vote too. I'm pleasantly surprised at how well my story did. By my standards it was extremely last-minute (normally any story takes me at least 3-4 weeks). Nice to know I can make something story-shaped much more quickly if I have to.
     
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    Congratulations @Alphonse Capone for writing a great piece of dystopian fiction. A well deserved win.
     
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    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Contributor

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    I voted for Toasting Brown Bread. I'm evidently a @Sal Boxford fangirl, having voted for Your Face in the Mirror in the October contest. :D
     
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    Voted for Cherry Pop - the references to popular culture made me smile.
     
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    Congrats, mate. You got my vote. You checked off a lot of boxes--readability, dialogue, universe building, setup, etc.
     
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    Congrats @Alphonse Capone, yours was a great read. Well deserved :)

    I personally voted for Toasting Brown Bread by @Sal Boxford, I just loved the story, it was well-written and funny and kinda heart-warming.
     
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    Yip, Toasting Brown Bread was great.
     
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    Congratulations, AC! I thought that your story was well-written and deserving of recognition. Guess it pays off to keep writing and submitting!
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    I voted for AC's kanye 4 life , i liked the combination of both themes and the little touches like "cabinet factor" :D
     
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    At the risk of sounding like a diva, when do I get my medal :D
     
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    @Wreybies is probably hand forging it as we speak...
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up. I won't twig without it. ;)
     
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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    And thar she be! Gleaming and eldritch from the Elvin forges of LothnathralthothothrealnathethnraaƤl. ;)
     
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