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A. Gears of Waaaaargh!
7 (30.4%)
B. Failed Negotiations
2 (8.7%)
C. Sexual Health in the Field
5 (21.7%)
D. Iron Within
3 (13%)
E. Broken Friendships
2 (8.7%)
F. The Birth of a Monster
4 (17.4%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: December 16, 2013, 10:25:38 PM

Author Topic: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]  (Read 5785 times)

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Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:05:32 PM »
Sorry I am a day late guys ^_^;;

You're all awkward sods by the way :P more than doubling the number of entries AFTER I increased the deadline :P *le sigh* At last this contest can run now ;)

I'll be honest, I didn't read these, so I'm going to not know which to pick myself :P

Spoiler: A. Gears of Waaaaargh! (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: B. Failed Negotiations (click to show/hide)


Spoiler: D. Iron Within (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: E. Broken Friendships (click to show/hide)

« Last Edit: December 09, 2013, 10:24:29 PM by Narric »

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 01:19:59 AM »
I enjoyed reading all of these. Good work to all who entered. And yaaay! I'm an awkward sod.  :P
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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 02:12:26 AM »
Totally Agree.

Thanks Narric for setting this up!

I'm really quite pleasantly surprised with the entries, and I'm also intrigued that I can't place most of the authors (except well, me of course :) ) by their writing style.

Perhaps we should setup something for more fluff possibilities if we have this budding level of quality here on the forums?

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 07:43:45 AM »
I'm pretty sure I recognise your style now that I know you entered. I think I may have voted for you.

Also, I'm an awkward sod too!

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 12:35:46 PM »
I'm pretty sure I recognise your style now that I know you entered. I think I may have voted for you.

Also, I'm an awkward sod too!

That's the interesting part, as you're never quite sure until the results pop up!

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 03:16:22 PM »
I liked the stories and think I would struggle at a short story. I think all who entered should give themselves a pat. Hope everyone gets at least one vote.
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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 12:30:45 AM »
This is a message to all of you who have not voted, but are considering doing so:

PLEASE VOTE!!!

Narric has told me that less than a dozen people have voted!

I know that it takes time to read all six of the entries, but they are all worth your time!

Please do not delay as the whole thing wraps up sooner than you would think.

We are on the precipice of having really great writing on a consistent basis her on Second Sphere.

I am proud of ALL of our writers and a good turnout from the members and votes thereof would be a great testament to the camaraderie that our site has.  It's the thing that makes us unique compared to all of the other sites where members can be faceless.

So... in closing:

VOTE!

I'm not asking you to vote for me (I admit I do have an entry), but vote for someone!

Feedback is what writers live for and just seeing some kind of acknowledgement for our work would be greatly appreciated :)

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 10:08:45 AM »
Already voted before you posted, but figured I would post something as well.

Was amazed by the high level of writing in these shorts. Haven't read any fiction on 2S before except Bigtoofs batreps, so was really surprised by the quality.

And like the slogan says: Vote then die! :D

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 11:07:36 AM »
I voted. They are all a great read.

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 09:53:28 PM »
Still no more people have voted :(

Bumping this for more votes, as the voting closes in only a couple days!! :o

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 10:13:42 PM »
I've voted. I liked them all and I wish I could have voted for more than one :P
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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 10:15:32 PM »
Hmm, thats a good point :P

Alright, I'll set it so people can vote for two entries. Hopefully i won't mes up the poll.

You will have the ability to change your votes yourself ;)

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2013, 07:21:57 PM »
Okay, I'm going to do something a little bad here.

This contest really could do with more feedback and voters and voting.

EVERYBODY has two votes to cast each. If you voted before I made that alteration, simply click the "Remove Vote" button, and re-vote. Giving people the ability to change their vote is sommething I have included in all contests, past, present and future.

At present, we still noly have 11 people who have voted. i hate to flog people for not voting, but this simply asks for a bit of time for you to read. If you have a comment about a specific piece, say it, though try not to put it down too much, as you might make others go against their own judgement ;)

Thats all I have to say for now ^_^

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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2013, 10:30:12 PM »
Added a second for you then, though I don't really have a lot of feedback - there aren't any there that I would judge as really bad in and of themselves, and a part of me doesn't want to give away what I voted for!

However, in the spirit of the thing, and to hopefully spark something off in someone's mind, when I read this in Gears:
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but the shot from the blue box behind him had missed completely
for a second... just a second... I thought we were in for the glorious insanity of a 40k/Mad Dok Wotzizname crossover ;D
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Re: Winter Writers Short Story Contest [Voting]
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2013, 04:28:32 AM »
I thought that too actually. :P

 

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