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Vote for your favorite February 2010 Short Story!

PostPosted: March 02, 2010, 01:43:27 PM
by Jaimie
To encourage readers to read *all* the short stories and to provide some guidance for the editors in determining the Best of 2010, I thought a poll would be helpful while the stories are still fresh in everyone's minds.

This is not official by any means. No one wins an award for being the "best". Discussion of votes is not only allowed but encouraged. You may, for example, want to mention another story that you also enjoyed. Or you may disagree with the votes so far.

The only request I would have for this informal poll is that a voter read all the stories before voting. Oh, and play nice.

PostPosted: March 02, 2010, 01:50:47 PM
by Megawatts
That is a good idea.

PostPosted: March 02, 2010, 03:44:30 PM
by gino_ss
How about one for poetry?

gino

PostPosted: March 02, 2010, 03:46:03 PM
by Jaimie
I was going to create polls for Serials, Poetry, and Features (assuming there's more than one submission). I just haven't gotten to them yet. :wink:

PostPosted: March 02, 2010, 05:53:33 PM
by Wormtongue
gino_ss wrote:How about one for poetry?

gino

Ask, and ye shall receive

Re: Vote for your favorite February 2010 Short Story!

PostPosted: March 03, 2010, 09:04:12 AM
by Bill_Wolfe
Jaimie wrote:Oh, and play nice.


This might be interesting Troll Bait.

I haven't seen much evidence that he's been hanging around since the Flash Challenge poll was altered.

I'll start sharpening the torture tools, just in case. . .

Bill Wolfe

PostPosted: March 03, 2010, 11:27:55 AM
by kailhofer
Yeah, with as much as all my polls were messed with, so much so I can't do them anymore, I totally don't expect this to work.

Still, good luck. Maybe the troll moved on.

Trolls don't move... they lurk

PostPosted: March 03, 2010, 11:49:08 AM
by Robert_Moriyama
kailhofer wrote:Yeah, with as much as all my polls were messed with, so much so I can't do them anymore, I totally don't expect this to work.

Still, good luck. Maybe the troll moved on.


Silly boy. Trolls, when not visible, retreat to their preferred hiding places. Under bridges (preferably near sewage ponds and toxic waste dumps), under rocks (said rocks being remarkably free of worms and pale, unhealthy-looking grubs, since even worms and grubs have SOME pride), that sort of thing. The scent of a poll will bring them (or perhaps just "it" -- trolls are so hideous that they rarely mate, so their population declines over time) shambling out to defile whatever they touch.

Dan, Rob, best get the industrial-size Lysol and Febreze sprayers ready...

:roll:

PostPosted: March 03, 2010, 04:37:55 PM
by davidsonhero
I voted for "Dreams On The Wind" by Steele Tyler Filipek, but I have to say that it was not an easy choice for me. I think "The Rebound Effect" by Roderick D. Turner was actually a "better" story as far as the style, flow and all that. And I didn't like the backstory behind the main character in Filipek's story so much, it was a little too predictable. But I read both stories over a week ago and at this point "Dreams On The Wind" has stuck with me more. It probably has more to do with my preference for the hard science elements in Filipek's story. But the poll is titled "Favorite February 2010 Short Story" not "Best February 2010 Short Story" so I'm going with my gut reaction on this one instead of the technical analysis.

Hero

Poll

PostPosted: March 04, 2010, 09:40:11 AM
by bottomdweller
I'm stupid. How do you vote, specifically. Do we send someone a private message or is there a link on the poll? Or what?

Whoops!

PostPosted: March 04, 2010, 09:41:47 AM
by bottomdweller
I got it!!! I must have hit the wrong...something.

PostPosted: March 04, 2010, 10:52:07 AM
by doc
The only caveat I want to add about this:

Winning a poll is a tremendous amount of egoboo for the person who wins. But it does bugger-all to help them improve as a writer.

So, if you vote, great, but don't forget to go to the thread for that story and actually *talk* about it. The entire point of this forum is to discuss the stories, poems, and features that are in the issue.