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View Poll Results: Which story did you like best?
Mundane Speculation by Deus Machina 0 0%
Night Train by usagi_tetsu 4 36.36%
Of Distance by Deus Machina 0 0%
History by skullcandy1993 2 18.18%
Destroying Hope by Toad 1 9.09%
untitled by GHPBwoman 1 9.09%
The Home Front by Deus Machina 3 27.27%
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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October Writing Competition

A while back, I challenged the folks of MCB to write 10K words or less of whatever (short stories, mostly), and here is the result of everyone's efforts. We had 7 entries from 5 of our members (thank you very much for writing folks!), read through the stories, and then vote. The original poll had only 3 votes before it closed, so I'm letting this poll go for the entire month of November in the hopes that we get some more votes and don't have a 3-way tie again.

1 - Mundane Speculations by Deus Machina

2 - Night Train by usagi_tetsu

3 - Of Distance by Deus Machina

4 - History by skullcandy1993

5 - Destroying Hope by Toad

6 - untitled by GHPBwoman

7 - The Home Front by Deus Machina

And feel free to discuss, folks. Constructive criticisms, please. If you don't like a piece, that's fine, but please try to let the author know why or what they could have done differently. Just saying "it sucks" isn't helpful in the least.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Moving this back to the front page. Plenty of time to read and vote before the polls close.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Back to the front. We've got a winner now, but why let it be decided by 4 votes? Come on folks, it's Thanksgiving week in the States, I know some of you are looking for something to before the food hits the table on Thursday.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Last week to vote, don't let it end in a tie!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, this seemed to have gone over just swimmingly.

I voted.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So many good choices and I have to add I could have voted on Destroying Hope by Toad just for the title lol.
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Painthappy: I figured it would find it's own set of rules... really.... Not intended for people to post a place with porn links left and right...

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm bummed I couldn't finish my story. Oh well, at least somebody liked the title!
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks to all who have voted, still today and tomorrow for those of you who haven't.

Toad - keep working on it, and get it done, bud!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The poll is closed and the winner is... um, me (sorry, I'm a bit embarrassed, it wasn't my intention to win, but glad you guys thought so well of my short story) with Night Train. In second is Deus Machina's The Home Front (I voted for this one, btw, this was a good short story), skullcandy1993 made third with History, and Toad and GHPBWoman tied for fourth with Destroying Hope and an untitled work, respectively. As I said in the original competition thread, the prize is the "satisfaction and adulation of your fellow MCB'ers", so enjoy it, you all did a great job.

Thanks again to everyone who read our works and voted, and especially to everyone who wrote and participated.
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