Voting for Short Story Contest (161) is OPEN Theme: "The corner of the room" courtesy of @BeckyJean We have four excellent entries in this contest. The winner will be revealed in three 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 will end Sunday September 7th 2014 ~5:30 pm Pacific Time to give everyone a chance to read the stories. 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. ***We are switching to every three weeks so there is one contest ending/beginning each weekend.*** Also, the stories have been enjoyable so read for enjoyment, learning, and to vote. Don't look at it like a chore. You'll find all the stories here.