Voted. Well done all
Congratulations to everyone for making the effort to submit.
Spoiler: My top two
Careful what you wish for - this story was hilarious and the prompt was fantastically incorporated. This part made a particular impression
- that was excellent. The last line was an ingenious incorporation of the prompt and done with incredible craft!
. Which clinches this story as one of my top two.
Good job, author.
Snookums - creative choice of POV! I loved the insight into the thoughts of this ‘fearsome little beast’ captured in italics. Amusing that he describes his owner as a ‘food dispenser’ - as sometimes seems to be the case with cats. This is story was funny and a pleasure to read. Once again, a fantastic end alluding to the prompt with much subtlety:
. No doubt this will frighten his owner! Great job!
Crazy close this month!
I'm on time for once!
There were about four I really liked. In the end, I chose the one that struck a simple but powerful emotional chord.
Good work, everyone.
One day of voting left and a three way tie! Let’s see if that will be broken before closure!
Or added to!
I am itching for the next comp to start!
It's a four way tie now.
How about an eleven way tie!
Round two, here we go? Or is @thirdwind going to have the final vote?
I wonder if it has been so close before. Surely not?
I was just a few hours too late I'd have added another story to the multi-tie vote
I'll put up a tie breaker poll later today. That will be open for 24 hours.
Just out of curiosity, which would you have voted for?
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