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Vote for the best short story.

Poll closed Sep 21, 2015.
  1. When Lost Time Takes Your Space

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. One Camel

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. Saucy Lady

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. Travel Broadens the Mind

    7 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Three Wise Monkeys

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  6. Puzzle Pieces

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  7. Travelin' Man

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  8. Turbulence

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    Closed Voting Voting is closed for best short story #178 - "travel anecdote"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest Archives' started by GingerCoffee, Aug 31, 2015.

    Contest #178
    Theme: "Travel Anecdote" courtesy of @GingerCoffee

    Contest story entries can be found HERE

    We have 8 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 ends in three weeks, Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2015 ~5:30 pm Pacific Time.

    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.

    Read for pleasure, learning, and to vote.
    Make someone's day, vote for their story!
     
  2. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    One more day to vote. :D
     
  3. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    A little over six hours left to vote, there's still time.
     
  4. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    Still more than two hours to vote.
     
  5. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    @Tenderiser gets her first medal. Congratulations for a unique story! I voted for your story but it was a close call for me between Travel Broadens the Mind and Travelin' Man.

    @No-Name Slob was second with Turbulence. Maybe if you hadn't killed everyone off ... ;) kidding.

    @DueNorth was third with Travelin' Man.

    It was another round of excellent stories, congrats to all of you. :D
     
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    Congratulations @Tenderiser, I voted for yours. Very enjoyable :)
     
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  7. DueNorth

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    Congrats, "T," haven't I told you that you are a talented writer? And, NNS--Jeepers!--if I knew the 2 of you were entering I could have saved myself the trouble and stuck to working on my novel. Seriously, both, well done!
     
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  8. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Contributor

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    Yay! Thank you to everybody who voted :)

    I voted for Turbulence because I felt like I really got to know the character in such a short time. I loved Travellin' Man too, and Puzzle Pieces and, well, all of the entries in different ways.
     
  9. No-Name Slob

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    Congrats, @Tenderiser! Very well deserved.

    And yeah, I have a tendency to kill off my characters. :D Lol. Not everyone can be a crowd pleaser. Haha.
     
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    I loved your story! Thank you for taking a break and sharing it with us, and I hope you'll do it again!!
     
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    Congratulations Tenderiser, you had my vote too :superagree:
     
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    Glad to see the three best stories walk away as the top three. All were well done and I had a tough time choosing between them. Congrats to the winners!
     
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  13. Kata_Misashi

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    Congrats Tender my friend! I found out about these contest a little while ago... I'm so game for the next few! >;3
     
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  14. Fernando.C

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    Congrats Tenderiser! I loved your story. It was different and surprisingly deep
     
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    Congrats to all!
    I actually enjoyed @matwoolf 's story a lot, before he deleted it couple of hours later. o_O And a funny thing - I was almost certain that it was you who wrote that story - your style is unique. :)
     
  16. thatdifficultfirstnovel

    thatdifficultfirstnovel New Member

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    I'm pretty sure I voted for the eventual winner also. Really enjoyed the story, though all were strong in their own way.

    Thanks to the two who voted for me. Means a hell of a lot.
     
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  17. GingerCoffee

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    Oh, mystery solved. That explains the post.
     
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