There were some very excellent entries in the Sci-fi contest that did not make the top five. This vote is an effort to give some recognition to those authors. The sci-fi contest authors have been revealed, so anonymity is out. Regardless, for the next week, anyone who wants to put their contest entry in a straw poll, I'll put those entries up for a runoff vote. You may seek critiques and comments in the story threads, it will have no impact on entry eligibility. If authors are interested, send me a PM and I will go ahead and post your story here in this thread. You need not copy it in a PM unless you've asked Daniel to delete your entry. If I get more than five entries in the next week, I'll hold the contest. If not I won't. This is in addition to the regular short story contest.