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April 24th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Note: You may think you've read these stories before, you have not. We have used famous titles for new stories. Please read before you vote.

You've been waiting for this moment I'm sure. Please read the following stories, (all flash fiction, therefore all short), chose your favorite and vote for it. It's that simple, and you will have done an invaluable service.

The assignment was to choose a famous title from somewhere and write a flash fiction story (1000 words or less) with the same name.

Note: the descriptions of the stories are mnemonic devices, and are neither intended as reviews nor voting suggestions. (Well, for the most part)

The Return of the King
A cool cameo times two. But, um, where's Frodo?

The Right Stuff
We all know drugs can do bad things to your brain. Voting for this story might have the same effect.

The Road
Sometimes getting there is the best part of the journey.

The Origin of The Species
The problem with doomsday devices .. ahem .. "doomsday".

To Kill a Mockingbird
An exercise in character assassination.

polling will close in 10 days. Vote early and vote often.


Hereford Eye
April 24th, 2007, 08:58 AM
You gotta love the calculator for this polling device; I think I've seen it used in some of our local elections. Three votes in at the time of this post. The story with one vote has 50% of the vote and the story with two has 100% of the vote. Must be an example of the old cliche about giving more than a 100% effort.

April 24th, 2007, 09:13 AM
Good point, HE. It say Votes 2, yet there are 3. I suspect some divine intervention. ;)

April 24th, 2007, 10:30 AM
More profane than sacred, I think I may have clicked the box to allow for more than one vote. I was at least thinking about it.

Yup, that's what I did. Sorry for the inconvenience. (You can still only vote once. And don't vote for my story.)


Also of note: Have you looked at the stories section lately? For a moment I thought we had a couple of last minute entries.;)

April 25th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Bumping to keep the poll current.

April 26th, 2007, 12:41 AM
Yeah BrianC, what happened to the people who rated your story in the community section? It seems to have done well in that setting.


April 26th, 2007, 07:52 AM
Apparently none of them vote. It doesn't matter because I certainly don't expect any votes. I wrote an emotional piece (it made my wife cry! in the school library!) not something that is going to rake in the votes. Even I didn't vote for myself.

Actually, I'm dissappointed in the amount of votes overall, but whatever.

April 26th, 2007, 01:21 PM
I would have voted for you Brian if I hadn't voted for myself to ensure I got some...

April 26th, 2007, 01:26 PM
I haven't read them yet.... sorry, been a bit busy and sick with a head cold....

As I have to stay up late (being a taxi service for daughter) on Saturday. I was going to read them then and finish a critique I am doing for Agent Rusty.

April 27th, 2007, 12:25 AM
Thanks Hol, you know, reading and voting in this thread was never meant to be a chore. mostly it's just a chance for practice, and maybe a bit of feedback. You do have a fair amount of time left. Hope you get better.

A three way tie at this point, can you believe it? I'm working on my concession speech, but now I'm not sure to whom I will be conceeding to.

Life gets so complicated.

Voted for yourself, really? You can do that?