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Bev Vincent

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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2007, 04:23:08 PM »
1: Dealing Death -- I think the title telegraphs the story too much, but it's very well written
2: Vulture Lake -- How could I not like a story where the male character's name is Beverly?! Nicely done.
3: Holding Back the Years -- a clever idea and an amusing story

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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2007, 04:48:07 PM »
1. Razor Blades
2. The Chicken Shack Kid
3. Vulture Lake

All good entries though.

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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2007, 05:19:52 PM »
In case anybody's wondering -

I've split off the votes already cast to a hidden thread. The intention is to hide the votes from people who have not yet cast their votes, in order that they're not inadvertently influenced in their decisions.

The original votes will be merged back into this thread at the end, when all the votes are in.  :afro:
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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2007, 09:23:01 PM »
Thanks, Ed. I've been studiously avoiding reading others posts--except yours! :cool:
"Be good and you'll be lonesome." Mark Twain

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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2007, 10:27:09 PM »
I loved reading these!  Here are my favorites.

1st place - Internal Politics
2nd place - Holding Back the Years
3rd place - Dinner with Father

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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2007, 05:05:13 AM »
1. Flogging a Dead Horse
2. Internal Politics
3. Chicken Shack Kid

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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2007, 08:47:20 AM »
Nobody liked mine.  Waaaaaaaa    :shocked:

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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2007, 09:20:03 AM »
Hello Everyone! Thanks for the fun reads.  :afro:

The time on the elliptical machine flew by while I read all these tales. I had some difficult choices to make, but here are my votes and opinions (this is a subjective business!)  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

1) Dealing Death--Loved the JUSTICE served, "Revenge is a pudding best served cold" theme.
2) Special Collection--I will NEVER, EVER look at my library the same way again! Loved the gnomes.
3) The Bushes Scream--This story put the FUN in dysFUNctional. Incest is best, but crazy wins!

AND my pick for the not allowed Honorable Mention (sorry ED!)

Sealed with Blood. Woe is thee and me if you stray, baby. YIKES!
"Be good and you'll be lonesome." Mark Twain

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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2007, 11:24:24 AM »
Nobody liked mine.  Waaaaaaaa    :shocked:

Heh heh, join the club!  :afro:

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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2007, 02:09:13 PM »
Nobody liked mine.  Waaaaaaaa    :shocked:

Heh heh, join the club!  :afro:
They don't recognise genius, Sam.  :bleh:

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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2007, 02:26:18 PM »
Nobody liked mine.  Waaaaaaaa    :shocked:

Heh heh, join the club!  :afro:
They don't recognise genius, Sam.  :bleh:

Just like Lovecraft. *ego swells*  ;)

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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2007, 02:27:12 PM »
 :hidin:

Ok, this has been fun, but i have finally made decisions.

1. Of Half Measures - Really liked this. The writing was smooth and the characters engaging. An easy first place.

2. Sealed With Blood - Erotic and creepy, yet not disturbingly so. A very enjoyable read.

3. Holding Back The Years - A horror tale with a moral. Simple, yet effective.


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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2007, 02:29:16 PM »
Don't get downhearted - there are still a few votes left to be counted. And even if you don't get any votes on your tale, as Sharon says, this is a very subjective business. I think this bunch of readers is likely to be quite a difficult audience to please, too. Probably harder to please than your average person in the street :smiley:
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Re: 3rd Anniversary voting thread
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2007, 03:05:59 PM »
Ah, Ed, you missed the point from me and Sam: our tales were too good for the man in the street and over or under the wise heads here.

And I don't kid myself do I?

Not much!!

You did say I wouldn't be able to write a good story on the plane to Spain, and you must be right!


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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2007, 03:17:40 PM »


You did say I wouldn't be able to write a good story on the plane to Spain, and you must be right!



You had that kid tapping the top of your head and kneeing you in the small of your back all the way there, did you? :grin: Every so often taking a break from the tapping to stick his fingers up his nose and then ram them into your ears while still wet and slimy.

You were probably right in the first instance, though - you two were just too brilliant for your own good. Nobody likes a show off, you know :fugly:
Planning is an unnatural process - it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression. [Sir John Harvey-Jones]

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