View Poll Results: Vote for your two winners

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  • Sleepy Dead

    1 10.00%
  • An Evening With Victoria

    3 30.00%
  • My Soul to Keep

    1 10.00%
  • Must be in the fifties

    2 20.00%
  • Evangelina

    3 30.00%
  • Punch and Judy

    5 50.00%
  • Dollhouse

    1 10.00%
  • Champions

    1 10.00%
  • The Dunbar Dolls

    1 10.00%
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  1. #1
    @PeteMC666 PeteMC's Avatar
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    October Flash Fiction Voting Thread

    Okay folks, voting time. We’ve got an impressive nine entries this month, so I reckon you can vote for your two favourites.

    Our entries this month were as follows:


    Slynt – Sleepy Dead

    Norm – An Evening With Victoria

    Aiasminor – My Soul to Keep

    Noumenon – Must be in the fifties

    Wulfen – Evangelina

    PeteMC – Punch and Judy

    Glen – Dollhouse

    Fung Koo – Champions

    Funky mosquito – The Dunbar Dolls


    <EDIT> I can't count so I messed up the timeout on the poll, voting will CLOSE ON 30th OCTOBER so we can have a Halloween winner.
    Last edited by PeteMC; October 25th, 2012 at 11:55 AM.

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    These are all such good stories, tough to vote, as always! There's not a single one I didn't like.

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    A lot of good reading this month, all authors can pat themselves on the back. My personal favourites were:

    Evangelina, for the clear and compelling picture it drew in my head of an ultra-violent future sport, and a very believable human emotional attachment to an inanimate object.

    An Evening With Victoria, for being unselfconsciously funny about a very silly situation, and pulling off a psychotic narrator who I could still sympathise with.

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    All right, been reading them all and I'm pretty sure which two I find the best this month, so avoting I will go (PeteMCs story and aiasminor's, I've forgotten the titles. Stupid brain)

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    Oh - I'm so glad the voting deadline is next weekend. Now, I'm off to go read all your excellent stories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteMC View Post
    <EDIT> I can't count so I messed up the timeout on the poll, voting will CLOSE ON 30th OCTOBER so we can have a Halloween winner.
    What? It says right there on the top of the poll - Nov 4th!! How dare you?

    I'll try to get them all in, but no promises...

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    I've read them all, now I'm just trying to figure the other part- what to comment on and who to vote for.

    This is a hard one. How to decide; process of elimination perhaps? I’ll call ‘em as I see ‘em, no sugar coating:

    I’m not voting for Evangelina. . . I think. It’s really well written, but I guess it just doesn’t have enough actual storyline for my liking, nothing I can really sink my teeth into. Interpretation of the theme is maybe a little too loose.

    Must be in the Fifties; I enjoyed it. I actually didn’t question the whole Celsius/Farenheit thing until you mentioned it( being Canadian the use of Celsius just made sense to me.) Well written, well developed setting, decent dialogue, good pacing and build up. Amusing. Nothing about it that I didn’t like.

    The Dunbar Dolls; I enjoyed this. It feels almost like an excerpt from a larger story though and not really a self-contained flash fiction piece. The pace in which the story is revealed would be excellent for something bigger- but here it just gives us a taste without letting us know what we’re reading. I feel this lacks too many important details to really grab me. Do I vote for this? Maybe.

    I’m not voting for Champions. It felt a little too hazy for me, I didn’t really get a clear image of what was taking place or why. Didn’t really grab my interest.

    I’m not voting for My Soul To Keep. I didn’t care for the repetitive style, I found it very hard to get into.

    I’m not voting for Punch and Judy. I didn’t find the dialogue exchange between the two characters all that interesting, or the characters themselves. One minor thing threw me off: When Judy touches something ‘cold and sticky’ it felt ambiguous; I was thinking it was something spilt between the cushions and not a solid object like a knife.

    I’m not voting for Sleepy Dead. As others said, it felt a little too imbalanced, I didn’t get a good sense of what happened at the end.

    I’m not voting for Dollhouse. The idea was interesting, but somehow I feel it could have been better implemented. As it is, I don’t get much story; just scene setting. A guy who knows nothing about who or where he is or why, has to seek answers of course. But with this we only get the questions, without a hint of understanding as to what it all means. It confines my imagination, it doesn’t give me a direction to think in, doesn’t give me any possibilities to consider. By the end of the story I’m left in the dark. There’s not much intrigue.

    So my votes go to Must be in the Fifties, and. . . I think Dunbar Dolls. Or Evangelina. No, Dunbar Dolls.

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    Thanks to this month's boss for this - I didn't realise we got two votes apiece until after I picked one, but my second vote will be counted if it's mailed in here: Evangelina.

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    Just a reminder that voting CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (yeah yeah, I screwed up posting the poll....).

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    Midnight in what time zone. By my clock, I still have a bit less than 5 hours.

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    Darn it. Only two votes?

    I wanted to vote for An Evening with Victoria, Punch and Judy (excellent), and Evangelina. But, since our ogre-leader has only given us two votes this time, I voted for Punch and Judy and Evangelina.

    Well done, everyone!

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    Happy Halloween everyone! Our October winner is.... me.

    <awkward>

    Thanks folks Ill see if I can think up another theme for November!

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    Congrats PeteMC!
    Thanks for the vote Fung Koo - you have impeccable taste! :0)

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    Well worthy, well done.

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    Congratulations, PeteMC, well deserved and WHERE IS THE NEXT FLASH FICTION COMPO go go go go go go go go go go go

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