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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 7, 2014 - 10:29pm
Bridge To Nowhere, Train For The Forgotten - Sound
30% (3 votes)
Making Monsters - SRead WINNER
70% (7 votes)
Total votes: 10

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 7, 2014 - 10:30pm

Prompt: "It won't ever be as good as that time in Baltimore, will it?"

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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 June 7, 2014 - 11:14pm

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin June 7, 2014 - 11:39pm

Very cool. Well done to both of you.

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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 June 8, 2014 - 10:13am

Bump

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Matt A. June 8, 2014 - 1:18pm

Good stuff guys. Not an easy decision here...

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland June 8, 2014 - 2:19pm

Really enjoyed both of these. Very tough to pick a favorite. Nice job using the prompt to suite your strengths. Fantastic work lady and gent.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 8, 2014 - 5:52pm

To bump, or not to bump... shut he fuck up.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 9, 2014 - 7:06am

bump

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland June 9, 2014 - 12:14pm

Bump truck

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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 June 9, 2014 - 7:28pm

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 10, 2014 - 6:02am

Why you no bumpybumpy??? WHY??? You no luvs me no mo???

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin June 10, 2014 - 8:52am

Damn, I don't want to face either of you guys in WAR :)

Awesome stories!!

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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 June 10, 2014 - 7:39pm

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin June 11, 2014 - 7:57am

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SamaLamaWama from Dallas is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes June 11, 2014 - 7:59am

Loved them both!

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin June 11, 2014 - 9:26pm

O.o

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 11, 2014 - 10:22pm

Dolly Parton Bump!!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin June 12, 2014 - 8:06am

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin June 13, 2014 - 12:17am

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 13, 2014 - 7:29am

I'd love to vote, but every time I try to download the files, I keep getting some weird shit pop up asking me to select "ASCII Filter Options." Now, I don't know shit about that so I can't read either one. I tried figuring it out but whatever I selected just ended up giving me pages of symbols and gibberish. I've tried for days - so...

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 13, 2014 - 11:47am

@SP: Your computer obviously has been possessed by a literary demon. Next stop... tech exorcist.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 13, 2014 - 12:18pm

Techsorcist...?  :)

Thanks to Utah, I got to give them a good read - and both were indeed good reads. Thanks for letting us enjoy two awesome stories!

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 14, 2014 - 8:54am

Poll is closed for this battle. Congrats, Sarah. Making Monsters was a hell of a story, with a lot of grizzly details packed in it. Looking forward to seeing where you place it. 

Thanks, Utah, for the prompt. Wasn't expecting to do much with it but I really ended up liking my story. 

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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories June 14, 2014 - 9:41am

Thanks Matt, and everyone for reading and voting! I thought I was doomed after reading Matt's!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 14, 2014 - 10:52am

I feel doomed at the idea that I will ever again meet one of you in a battle. 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin June 14, 2014 - 1:01pm

Congrats Sarah!

Both these stories were epic.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 14, 2014 - 3:42pm

Good work both of you!! I really enjoyed them. Thanks!

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 14, 2014 - 7:04pm

This was DEFINITELY the closest battle - story-wise -  of any of the four that have happened this last week. The numbers are stupid, because the actual HIGH level of literary quality present in these pieces was WAY closer than the count indicates. I had the hardest time deciding, so great job making me hem and haw for a LONG time.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland June 16, 2014 - 5:58pm

Congrats Sarah,

I agree with SP. This was the hardest battle for me to choose and, probably my favorite two stories of the seven that I didn't write, in that week's battle.

I voted for Sarah's in this one and it's basically because it was just so fun. I could easily see watching it as a short and eating popcorn.

Sounds story was very poignant, and could possible have a longer lasting effect, it's hauntingly beautiful and absract. A little more litterary than pure genre, which I tend to enjoy very much. I wish I could had voted for both, but I couldn't so I went with the Fraudulent Monster Hunter.