I finally got it up! I am a troglodyte.
There are some great stories here. It was really hard to pick this month. I am glad Martin is taking over for a month.
I could have even included some more stories, but I am not sure how the voting would go and how many people would read.
I do think that if there are more posts there will likely be more finalists (I don't even know if 'finalists' is the right term), but again, we will see how it goes. Still figuring this thing out.
Yes, it is anonymous--well sort of. I don't know about anyone else, but I really like reading work anonymously.
And thanks to everyone who posted stories in March.
As usual I really enjoyed all of the reads and look forward to more.
Awesome. Just as soon as I finish my WAR story I will be taking a read through these again.
Top three for me were A Youthful Moment, The Dogs, and And The Sprayer Spritzed Lavender.
A really nice mix of styles. Good stuff.
I could only vote for one though. A Youthful Moment edged it.
Oh the transgressive abounds - from leap to leap. How to choose the best - I know - I'll choose the one with a happy ending - HAHA. No wait... ah shit...
Yeah - I voted anyway.
Wow, this is a great collection of stories, and I'm not just saying that because one is mine. Really tough task for the voters this month, so good luck to all!
It's an honor just to be nominated...
Eee! Chester, you're gonna give me a big head! These stories are all super awesome, will have to re-read them like 10 more times before I can even consider voting. Why do y'all have to be so good at Flash? Hmm?
What? I thought your head was already big...and orange.
Yeah, these are great. And there were too many great ones this month. I think it is going to get harder and harder.
Shit, I enjoy reading that Flash Me! thread because you get so many voices so fast. Like being at a rave.
Hahaha my head was only orange that ONE day. I don't even have studs in my forehead anymore. Sigh. Might have to bring those back.
What? I imagine you having studs in your forehead all the time.
I only wear them to weddings these days, it seems. They're my dress studs.
Bippity Bumpity Boo
Oh, that kind of stud. And here I was visualizing a whole different variety of stud attached to your forehead.
Wow, got quite a race going here. A tight one.
If I had that kind of stud attached to my forehead, I dare say I might not spend so much time on the ol' internet.
A race so tight deserves a bump. So....BUMP!
For how long does the voting go?
Come on where is the votes at people?
The one vote I have isn't from me. Just sayin'.
Bump! Only a couple of days left to help decide this very close race!
Looks live a four-way tie. Someone needs to break it. Has anyone who hsa three votes not voted for themselves yet? haha.
I'm kind of pulling for 21 total votes spread evenly across 7 stories...
If it ends in tie, perhaps the leaders could each private message Chester with a vote for a tied story not their own? (though the odds of it again ending in tie would be good...maybe Chester will just have to choose).
Crikey, this is tight. Is the poll even still open? If so, then a tie breaker voter needs to come wade in.
This is what happens when you have a democracy.
The tie is broken it seems. Skillet has taken the lead.
Congratz author of Skillet! Awesome.
Congrats, Skillet author, whoever you may be and congrats to everybody involved. Really tough challenge this time around and the closeness of the race proved that. Well done!
Thank you Covewriter and Bill Tucker. But is voting even over yet? Very tough month -- love the variety of genres and styles, all quality work and props to everyone for putting it out there. Any of them could've won. Hopefully we can keep building momentum on this from month to month...
Skillet got my vote. But it wasn't easy to choose. A lot of great stuff this month, for sure.
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