By breaking the tie in the vote for our November short story contest: https://www.writingforums.org/threads/vote-now-november-2016-contest-voting-closes-30-november.149238/ The two front-runners are at 9 votes each with just 12 hours to go. If they tie, they will be thrown in a pit and whoever emerges alive will be the winner. The hire of the pit, plus the weapons and creatures it contains, is very costly for WF and we would rather settle the vote democratically. Of course, you may want to vote for one of the other entries. We all love an underdog. Can you find it in your heart to save fellow authors from the pit?