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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories July 1, 2015 - 1:06pm
Extended Stay--Meredith
0% (0 votes)
No Horizon--SRead
100% (8 votes)
Total votes: 8

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Meredith_103 July 1, 2015 - 5:42pm

The prompt:

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Adam Jenkins from Bracknell, England is reading RCX Magazine (Issue 1 coming soon) July 3, 2015 - 10:56pm

Another tough decision, and two enjoyable reads. There wasn't much in this at all.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics July 4, 2015 - 5:38am

Adam, I wonder if it's a British phrase that America's bastardized English doesn't use or something, and if so, that's why I'm confused by your second sentence. What do you mean when you say, "There isn't much in this at all."?

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 4, 2015 - 8:33am

How long does voting remain open? I have to think about this one. Good work to both competitors. It's always neat to see two different stories grow from the same seed.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal July 4, 2015 - 8:41am

Photon-

We haven't "bastardized" English, it's just different.

But I too was wondering what that statement meant.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! July 4, 2015 - 12:06pm

He means it was a close choice between the two stories :)

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics July 4, 2015 - 1:19pm

I figured as much from the context, just never heard it before and noticed Adam used this phrase before, so I had to ask.

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Adam Jenkins from Bracknell, England is reading RCX Magazine (Issue 1 coming soon) July 4, 2015 - 11:19pm

Yes, as Em said, very close and tough to choose. Interesting these little phrases that don't make it across the pond!

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics July 5, 2015 - 5:28am

Honestly, I figured it was something like that, but to an American eye, it reads slightly as saying there isn't much of value or of note in this. Now, I knew you wouldn't say something like that, so I was curious to know just what it actually did mean. Thanks!

And yeah, the little colloquialisms that differ between the two versions of the language are always good for a laugh.  :)

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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories July 6, 2015 - 7:51am

Sorry, I was out of town for the long weekend.

voting closes tomorrow! Read and vote--time is running out!

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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories July 6, 2015 - 8:03am

Wait... No, it closes Wednesday. Anyway, read and vote whatever the hell day it is! ^_^

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 6, 2015 - 10:15am

Read and voted! Both great stories.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 6, 2015 - 10:15am

Read and voted! Both great stories.

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Luke Schamer from Cincinnati, Ohio is reading "House of Leaves" July 6, 2015 - 11:29am

Read and voted. Enjoyed both of these a lot. 

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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories July 8, 2015 - 5:12am

Bump. Last few hours for votes, I believe!

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby July 8, 2015 - 9:01pm

Voted

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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories July 9, 2015 - 12:26am

Thanks for reading and voting, all. I don't think the votes reflect how close this one was. Excellent story, Meredith! Had me pretty nervous. I love ghost stories and you did a great job making that one feel very real and contemporary. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for the battle!

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Meredith_103 July 9, 2015 - 7:30am

Thanks for the battle, Sarah, and congrats on the win. Your story was excellent. Thanks to everybody who took time to read and vote.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal July 9, 2015 - 7:57pm

Hell I thought it'd be a tie...