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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 3, 2015 - 3:39pm
Lady Boy - Sound
46% (6 votes)
Punch Lines - VooDoo_Em
54% (7 votes)
Total votes: 13

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 3, 2015 - 3:43pm

Can you post the picture, StrangePhoton? Can't seem to get it to work..

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland June 3, 2015 - 3:45pm

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 3, 2015 - 4:42pm

Sorry, I didn't see this til just now. Thanks for covering for me, Riley.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 4, 2015 - 10:57am

Thank you both for writing such different, powerfully-voiced, compelling, and emotionally complex explosions of story from the same artistic grenade. Very impressed with both, and that is rare.

Wow... just wow. That is all.

For now. (I can explain my vote, but I'll wait til later so as to not influence the other readers)

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 6, 2015 - 9:15am

Read. Vote. Then go have steamy shower sex with a lover of your choice. But do it all in that order.

 

 

It's hard to read while fucking - if you're doing it right.

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Tucson from Belgium is reading Late Essays - J.M. Coetzee June 7, 2015 - 2:21am

I've always felt I was doing something wrong.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 8, 2015 - 5:51am

More reading. More voting. Don't make me come over there.

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SamaLamaWama from Dallas is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes June 8, 2015 - 8:59am

Voted!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! June 9, 2015 - 2:12am

To the people who have read and voted so far: You guys are awesome :)

To everyone else: seriously, these are short quick stories. Won't take long to read at all. 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 9, 2015 - 7:43am

Yup, they're under 2000 words combined! Poll closes tonight.

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Adam from Denver is reading books... June 9, 2015 - 11:28am

Read them. Voted.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 9, 2015 - 12:38pm

Ooh, another tie!

That just means those of you who haven't read/voted yet are even more pivotal than ever before.

Isn't it nice to actually matter for once... even if only for a moment.  ;)

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! June 9, 2015 - 1:11pm

Even Stevens! How exciting :)

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 9, 2015 - 1:27pm

Oh, wow. Have until tonight to vote, people. Thanks to those who already did.

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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things June 9, 2015 - 3:43pm

Looks like it's going to be really close. The quality of both pieces makes me nervous for my own contest with Bill. People on this site are hardcore.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland June 9, 2015 - 4:05pm

Thought I would break the tie. Looks like I just made it worse. Great stories, the both of you!

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 9, 2015 - 4:50pm

LOL, this is so fucking cool because I was really torn between the two, so now I don't feel the least bit bad for having to vote for only one.

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Luke Schamer from Cincinnati, Ohio is reading "House of Leaves" June 9, 2015 - 6:15pm

Read and voted. Oh man...

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 10, 2015 - 6:24am

This was a good battle and the better story won. Congrats Em :)

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! June 10, 2015 - 6:33am

Ahh, always a pleasure to do battle with you, Matt :)

Thank you for challenging me and for such a good fight. Until next time ;)

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SamaLamaWama from Dallas is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes June 10, 2015 - 7:11am

Great stories!

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland June 10, 2015 - 10:05am

Bam! What a battle! Great work guys/gals. Congratulations Em!

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Tucson from Belgium is reading Late Essays - J.M. Coetzee June 11, 2015 - 2:03am

I must admit it kinda felt like the prompt was included after the story was written in the winning story. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but that's what I felt.

 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! June 11, 2015 - 6:21am

Ah hey :(

For the record it wasn't. The whole notion of the story came from the fact that caption felt like a bad joke (or a good one who knows) I spent half the goddamn week feeling like a failure because I couldn't write and thought I was going to have to pull out of this fight. And not that it makes a difference but my life has had so much shit and stuff going on I haven't actually been able to write pretty much anything since last war.

Also I don't cheat. So fuck it, whatever. Round of applause for getting me to post this kind of comment.

Ugh.

 

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SamaLamaWama from Dallas is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes June 11, 2015 - 7:58am

Voodoo_em, I didn't feel that way at all after reading your story. I totally got what you were going for. It kinda felt like the quips in Pulp Fiction. Don't stress just because someone didn't get it. Art is subjective. What rocks my world may not even cause a ripple in yours. Best~ Sam      

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! June 11, 2015 - 8:05am

Thanks, Sam :)

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Tucson from Belgium is reading Late Essays - J.M. Coetzee June 12, 2015 - 12:12am

I feel your somewhat charged comment does not reflect my intentions at all. Please, don't be so jumpy. If your life has shit, figure it out. I wish you all the luck.