Can you post the picture, StrangePhoton? Can't seem to get it to work..
Sorry, I didn't see this til just now. Thanks for covering for me, Riley.
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)
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.
I've always felt I was doing something wrong.
More reading. More voting. Don't make me come over there.
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.
Yup, they're under 2000 words combined! Poll closes tonight.
Read them. Voted.
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. ;)
Even Stevens! How exciting :)
Oh, wow. Have until tonight to vote, people. Thanks to those who already did.
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.
Thought I would break the tie. Looks like I just made it worse. Great stories, the both of you!
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.
Read and voted. Oh man...
This was a good battle and the better story won. Congrats Em :)
Ahh, always a pleasure to do battle with you, Matt :)
Thank you for challenging me and for such a good fight. Until next time ;)
Bam! What a battle! Great work guys/gals. Congratulations Em!
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.
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.
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
Thanks, Sam :)
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.