Welcome to the January-February 2010 Short Fiction Contest Voting Thread.
Voting is open to everyone -- you don't need to have entered in order to cast a vote.
Please read all the stories, then select the one that you think is the best!
If you feel so inclined, in this thread you may post your thoughts, feedback, criticism, etc., about the stories. This is not required, but as the Writing forum is a place for writers to develop and hone their craft, any and all constructive feedback is greatly appreciated.
For the Entrants: As part of the spirit of the contest is to help authors produce publication-worthy pieces, you are asked to provide constructive criticism, from a writer's perspective, for at least two stories (you are, of course, invited do more if you wish). To keep things fair and balanced, you are asked to provide feedback on the two stories entered immediately after your own (stories are listed chronologically-by-entry -- the author last on the list, jump back to the start of the list).
The voting period will close on February 28th, 2010.
1. Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill by Dan Bieger [Hereford Eye]
2. The Body by Ben Hobson [Benh]
3. Sail and Shadow by Richard Dickson [DailyRich]
4. The Newly Sighted by Rich Matrunick [Sterling13]
5. A Tale of Black J'oh by Mike Hazelwood [Daddy Darth]