Voting Short Story Contest (144) Theme: "Exquisite" We have five excellent entries in this contest. I know that takes more time to read so I recommend reading one or two at a time. Don't let the time it takes to read these stop you from voting. The winner will be revealed in two 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 I received them. Voting will end Sunday the 15th of December 2013 to give everyone a chance to read the stories. I encourage authors to vote. It is acceptable to vote for yourself, but 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.