View Poll Results: Choose up to two of the following stories

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  • The Silence by Christopher Alen (Fung Koo)

    2 18.18%
  • The Man Who Feeds The Squirrels by Peter McLean (Pete MC)

    5 45.45%
  • One Man's Trash by txshusker

    3 27.27%
  • Black Hole Son by Luka Datas

    0 0%
  • Over the Clouds by Luka Datas

    0 0%
  • Hand of God by sonuvuce

    0 0%
  • Something Different by Kenny Chaffin

    0 0%
  • The Stranger In Albums by R.J.

    0 0%
  • Greek Tragedy on the No. 49 by SallyC

    7 63.64%
  • Low Life by Tristis Ward

    4 36.36%
  • The Ocean Doesn't Want You by Jon Laidlow

    0 0%
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    Forgive us our tristises Tristis's Avatar
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    October 2014 flash fiction voting thread

    So, these 11 stories make up the contestants for this month's flash fiction contest:

    The Silence by Christopher Alen (Fung Koo)

    The Man Who Feeds The Squirrels by Peter McLean (Pete MC)

    One Man's Trash by txshusker

    Black Hole Son by Luka Datas

    Over the Clouds by Luka Datas

    Hand of God by sonuvuce

    Something Different by Kenny Chaffin

    The Stranger In Albums by R.J.

    Greek Tragedy on the No. 49 by SallyC

    Low Life by Tristis Ward

    The Ocean Doesn't Want You by Jon Laidlow

    In the new fangled style of FF contests:
    I bequeath to you TWO (2) votes. Choose the two stories it would most pain you not to win
    vote for them by auld Samhain (October 31). Only barely into it! Realistically it's the 30th.
    Don't be a Tristis, check the TIME the poll closes, not just the date.
    Winning is a tasty treat, but feedback is the meat we all need so we can grow. Leave this vital ingredient on the stories if at all possible.

    The winner will get to run the November competition.


    EDIT:
    The voting has to be done for most people on the 30th (don't askódon't even!)
    Last edited by Tristis; October 26th, 2014 at 12:56 PM.

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    My votes went to, in order of my reading them:

    The Man Who Feeds The Squirrels, by Peter McLean

    and

    Greek Tragedy on the No. 49, by SallyC

    Good stories, quite moving in different ways, impressive achievement in a thousand words or less. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leon Hudson View Post
    My votes went to, in order of my reading them:

    The Man Who Feeds The Squirrels, by Peter McLean

    and

    Greek Tragedy on the No. 49, by SallyC

    Good stories, quite moving in different ways, impressive achievement in a thousand words or less. Well done!
    I'm excited that something with squirrels got the first vote!

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    Great batch of stories.

    The Silence by Christopher Alen (Fung Koo)

    One Man's Trash by txshusker

    Pushed my taste buttons. Very Good writing all around though in all the stories.

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    Great to see so many entries! I'll read through each slowly over the coming week and vote by 8pm on the 30th (that's when the poll closes for me ).

    Good luck to all and great job getting in an entry.

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    Forgive us our tristises Tristis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by N. E. White View Post
    8pm on the 30th (that's when the poll closes for me ).
    Grrrr!

    I outright suck at setting up polls. I counted carefully five days past the 26th, but it was five days past 12:ish on the 26th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristis View Post
    Grrrr!

    I outright suck at setting up polls. I counted carefully five days past the 26th, but it was five days past 12:ish on the 26th!
    Time is relative. It's a relative of my third cousin Lance.

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    Greek Tragedy and Low Life get my votes - well done guys.

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    Lots of great stories here but in the end, Pink Dresses and Squirrels take the day for me!

    Low Life and Strangers came in close 3 and 4!

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    I voted for Greek Tragedy (My favorite title to story relation of the year) and Low Life. Thanks everyone for writing and sharing and commenting.

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    Well looks like Squirrly Greeks are in the lead, not a lot of time left in this early-closing poll --- Get yer votes in peoples!

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    Quote Originally Posted by txshusker View Post
    I voted for Greek Tragedy (My favorite title to story relation of the year) and Low Life. Thanks everyone for writing and sharing and commenting.
    I must be missing something because other Greek Tragedy being a creative title, I see no relation to the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennychaffin View Post
    I must be missing something because other Greek Tragedy being a creative title, I see no relation to the story.
    As Sally explained...

    "The Fountain of Salmacis is a genuine(?) Greek myth. "

    The Greek Tragedy story would have been one of my choices if I'd had three. It was another definite standout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka Datas View Post
    As Sally explained...

    "The Fountain of Salmacis is a genuine(?) Greek myth. "

    The Greek Tragedy story would have been one of my choices if I'd had three. It was another definite standout.
    Yes but that means nothing to me. Im too low life I guess.....hey wait ....that sounds like a good story name ...
    Hmmmmm....Low Life.....hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennychaffin View Post
    Yes but that means nothing to me. Im too low life I guess.....hey wait ....that sounds like a good story name ...
    Hmmmmm....Low Life.....hmmmm
    Low life or not, Kenny. If I'd had eleven votes. Your giraffe story definitely would have been in my top eleven.

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