POLL: APHELION FLASH FICTION CONTEST:July 2015


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Post August 06, 2015, 10:12:02 AM

Re: POLL: APHELION FLASH FICTION CONTEST:July 2015

Sounds to me like everybody was good on word count. Even if there was an issue, Ed's running this contest, and he allowed it, so there is still no issue. A final ruling is just that, final.

BTW, even when I ran the contest, I gave everybody one story where they could break the rule a little in a "first one's free" sort of way. There is precedent for this, so relax, everybody. We're ok here.
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Post August 14, 2015, 08:11:45 PM

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My votes are in ... I almost didn't make it.
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Post August 16, 2015, 12:08:39 PM

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Yeah, that was me. Sorry; I've sent the missing score by PM if it'll help.
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Post August 17, 2015, 05:36:33 PM

Re: POLL: APHELION FLASH FICTION CONTEST:July 2015

Congrats, Joey!

Eddie, you did well too, placing second. My top vote went to Michele this time. Here's how I marked 'em up:

Waste Management
1) Overall: 7
2) Characterization: 5
3) Plot: 5
4) Setting: 7
5) Dialog: 9
6) Challenge: 10

total: 43

comments: Difficult to follow; felt like pieces were missing. I'm guessing that indicates cuts to make the word count; I've turned out a few myself that felt that way for that reason.

The Beast, Within
1) Overall: 5
2) Characterization: 6
3) Plot: 4
4) Setting: 4
5) Dialog: 6
6) Challenge: 10

total: 35

A Fairy Familiar Tale
1) Overall: 7
2) Characterization: 7
3) Plot: 8
4) Setting: 6
5) Dialog: 4
6) Challenge: 10

total: 42

Twenty Questions
1) Overall: 9
2) Characterization: 7
3) Plot: 10
4) Setting: 7
5) Dialog: 7
6) Challenge: 10

total: 50

The Case of the Calendar Jar Crimes...
1) Overall: 7
2) Characterization: 7
3) Plot: 8
4) Setting: 6
5) Dialog: 5
6) Challenge: 10

total: 43

Flash Suppressor
1) Overall: 5
2) Characterization: 4
3) Plot: 8
4) Setting: 4
5) Dialog: 3
6) Challenge: 10

total: 34

comments: Heavy info-dump via dialog—and the narrator is dead.
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