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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 27, 2011 - 6:37am
Banking On Monty by R. Moon
50% (7 votes)
Bug by Instag8r
50% (7 votes)
Total votes: 14

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 27, 2011 - 9:19am

When does voting end? 

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. November 27, 2011 - 10:12am

Great stories guys. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 27, 2011 - 10:18am

Thanks Jack... Tied up. Good battle here.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 27, 2011 - 10:17pm

Does anyone know when voting ends?

David?

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 27, 2011 - 10:22pm

Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 28, 2011 - 4:56am

I don't know - but I can make something up with authority!

It started yesterday, so lets give it three days.  Voting officially ends on 11/30 at midnight. 

sound good?

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 28, 2011 - 5:18am

I think the Poll closes in five days "officially." We never hammered out how long voting was supposed to stay open for in the thread.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 28, 2011 - 6:33am

Three days. Five days. Doesn't matter to me. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 28, 2011 - 6:56am

Okay fine...five days.

Hey - this is a CLOSE one!!!  I'm excited!  Good work guys. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 28, 2011 - 8:05am

Thanks Doll.  It's been back and forth.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 28, 2011 - 2:51pm

Thanks Jack and Doll. This is exciting. Back and forth it goes.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 29, 2011 - 9:29am

Don't forget to go to the polls and do your civic duty.

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. November 29, 2011 - 12:15pm
Hanson for President!
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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 29, 2011 - 12:55pm

I humbly accept the nomination. I solemnly swear to misappropriate funds and abuse my position of power to pre-emptively feed any illicit drug/sex habits that pop up during my term. In return, I will update my twitter with pictures of my nightly adventures.

God bless us, especially me.

Best,

Dave

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 8:53am

I need a champion. Somebody step up and vote.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 1, 2011 - 8:54am

We are the chaaampions, my friends and we'll keep on fightin' til the end!!

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 9:03am

When is the last day for voting? 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 1, 2011 - 9:11am

Saturday is the last full day for voting, poll closes Sunday.  Right? 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 9:51am

I guess. I'm not too sure. I would imagine it's David's call.

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi December 1, 2011 - 10:16am

I think the setting on this will close out automatically after another week (didn't really understand how this worked when I made this one). We can close out "official" voting whenever. Has this been open for a week?

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 10:24am

By decree, Voting will officially be closed when Instag8r recieves the identical amount of votes plus one as R.Moon.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 10:26am

Well, if we were doing five days, that would be today. A week will be Saturday. Doesn't matter to me either way.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 10:29am

Yeah, who cares. I got a piece out of this that I'm proud of. That's what I value the most. It wouldn't have happened if not for this thread.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 1, 2011 - 10:34am

Oh, it was supposed to be 5 days.  OMG.  I'm so confused (confusing).  Someone should stop me. 

So...is today the last day? 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 10:34am

@Instag8r: Good call. I'm happy with what I wrote too, happy enough in fact, that I may expand the story, filling in the holes. It was a good battle, really close. Couldn't have picked a better competitor. Thanks for being a good sport. This was a lot of fun.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 10:36am

@Avery: It's okay. You're aloud three confused moments per year. ;)  Doesn't your poll end the same day as ours?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 1, 2011 - 10:39am

No, mine just opened yesterday.  And I'm losing right now - so definittely not. 

In my defense - I'm entering payroll dates right now, so my mind just can't handle any more dates!  I'll leave this to the pros!

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. December 1, 2011 - 11:25am

Congrats Rian! You get a pat on the bottom. *pats on butt* aww there it is.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 11:35am

@Jack: Thanks for the pat, buddy. I feel like I just threw a touchdown, or caught a touchdown. Or, made any good play in the NFL. 

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 4:58pm

If I don't get another vote before midnight I guess I turn into a pumpkin.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 7:37pm

Got your vote. Now we're at a standstill. LOL

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 7:40pm

Wow. If I would've known all I needed to do was ask ...

LOL

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 7:41pm

Dammit, I knew it! Prying votes out of Reactors. What are you giving them in return? LOL

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 1, 2011 - 9:01pm

It is midnight in Pittsburgh. I say we call this poll closed and accept a draw. Rian, I am in the Christmas spirit.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 9:03pm

Yeah, it's midnight here. IF you want to call it a poll, we can. We'll have to exchange info.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 9:20pm

Instag8r and I have agreed to offically close this poll, leaving it at a tie. As it's Christmas, we've decided to send each other a book. It's a win-win for both of us.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 2, 2011 - 5:05am

Hmpf.  There goes the victory parade i had planned. 

Congrats guys! 

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. December 2, 2011 - 5:42am

Gah, we need official rules in place as not to confuse some of us. haha. Alright congrats guys, you both get a pat on the bottom. Both very good stories so I'm glad for the outcome, I was devastated when I actually had to choose just one story.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 2, 2011 - 8:08am

@Jack - The original 'rules' said after a week to write the story - a week to rewrite the story - there would be a five day voting period. Midnight last night had been five days since the deadline for Ryan and I posted our stories. We called it at midnight Pittsburg time.

The big question is - If this catches on and we go to a bracket system, how the fuck would we fit into that proverbial bracket? LOL Would we have a sudden death flash write-off?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 2, 2011 - 8:07am

Yes, but it would be much more restrictive.  You would have to post it in the community and it could only be one paragraph in length. 

Or you both lose. 

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 2, 2011 - 8:09am

I'm cool with that.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break December 2, 2011 - 8:16am

No, this isn't fucking soccer.  No ties allowed.

LitReactor demands a winner be chosen or throats shalled be ripped.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 2, 2011 - 8:19am

Brandon: Tell me how you really feel.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break December 2, 2011 - 8:22am

How I really feel is hungry.  For bacon.  I haven't had bacon in four months.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy December 2, 2011 - 8:23am

Can Ryan and I choose the throat to be ripped?

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 2, 2011 - 8:24am

BACON!!!!!! Man's favorite food...

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break December 2, 2011 - 8:24am

Only if their last name is Kardashian.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 2, 2011 - 8:25am

Or HIlton...

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. December 2, 2011 - 11:22am

I can't believe everyone was too scared to break the tie.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 2, 2011 - 11:27am

 Apathetic voters are the worst.