After compiling the public member vote and the votes of the select panel, ArielleCeleste has been crowned as the 50th short story contest victor and will be receiving Daniel's kind offer of a year's membership shortly. Congratulations on a well written piece. In joint second place, again based on both the public and panel vote, are Ansky and TheHedgehog with their very commendable pieces. Sadly nothing more than pride on offer here. Well done. And as promised, a third place mention goes to Ashleigh for her enjoyable entry. Thank you all for your entries and votes. Please find the winning pieces below.