Poll: APHELION FLASH FICTION CONTEST: Sept/Oct 2015


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Post October 18, 2015, 02:23:18 PM

Re: Poll: APHELION FLASH FICTION CONTEST: Sept/Oct 2015

My votes are in. This was a good challenge.
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Post November 12, 2015, 01:34:00 PM

Re: Poll: APHELION FLASH FICTION CONTEST: Sept/Oct 2015

Congrats, Joey!

This must have been a busy month for me or something. It just seems like it's been forever since this challenge was posted.

Anyway, here's how I voted:

CITY OF GHOSTS
1) Overall: 7
2) Characterization: 8
3) Plot: 10
4) Setting: 8
5) Dialog: 7
6) Challenge: 6

total: 46

Comments:
Continuity: he back-pedals to the rear of the store, but isn't shown getting back to the register.

I wasn't sure how to score this for the challenge. What trope does it flip? Must be the part about seeing ghosts from the future.
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The Tragedy of a Vampire Countess
1) Overall: 9
2) Characterization: 7
3) Plot: 10
4) Setting: 5
5) Dialog: 8
6) Challenge: 10

total: 49

Comments:
Inconsistencies: nobody can see farther than ten feet, yet they can see the castle against the horizon. Also, the story is given first-person, but post-mortem.

Challenge/plot—nice reversal, and a great ending.
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Death Trap
1) Overall: 9
2) Characterization: 7
3) Plot: 10
4) Setting: 9
5) Dialog: 10
6) Challenge: 10

total: 55

Comments:
Delightful humor; thanks for the grins.
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