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[APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« on: May 07, 2018, 09:34:56 PM »
It's time to vote on the April Writing Contest: "Maiden, Mother and Crone"

We got 7 entries this month - thanks to all who participated.

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your two favourite entries in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote! We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.

The key for the numbers of votes is this: 1-5 entries: 1 vote, 5-10 entries: 2 votes, 11-15 entries: 3 votes, 16-19: 4 votes, 20-25: 5 votes, 26+: 6 votes

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in a few months.

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for taking the time to read the stories and vote! :)



We are learning to live without polls, right?  ::)
So please send your votes via Personal Message to me and I will consolidate them all manually.
And don't worry, your secret is safe ;)

Here's the list of all stories:
  • The Queen's Price - The Gem Cutter
  • Confronting Reality - Carter
  • Maiden to Mother to Crone - Alex Hormann
  • Quietly to the dawn - OnlyOneHighlander
  • GHOSTS AT THE BONFIRE OF BIRTH - Jmack
  • Auskbert - D_Bates
  • Delia’s Doll - Anonymous

DEADLINE = 1 JUNE
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 12:20:43 AM »
Voted!
Very nice stories, all quite interesting.
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 09:15:08 AM »
Enjoyed this batch of stories! Tho I did notice that the lot of you sent the men away during childbirth, unlike the Huichol, who feel the men should participate fully in childbirth, with a string tied to the father's testicles and held by the woman giving birth so that he might share in each and every contraction.






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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 10:26:44 AM »
@Bradley Darewood : Clearly those men would have run away if they could have.
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 09:19:19 PM »
I bet it was a dare-game to get other men's wives pregnant.  ::) :P
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 11:51:23 PM »
;D ;D

Sometimes there are certain stories that appeal and stand out for me and it is fairly easy to vote. This time there are not enough votes and so far it is too hard to choose only two. I promise I will vote, but it will be a struggle to decide. Good theme, thanks to all writers.
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 08:08:55 AM »
One week left to vote, better start reading!! :D

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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 09:58:45 AM »
Thank you for reminder -Voted. ;D
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 05:20:45 PM »
Voted.  An interesting selection as always this month. 

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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2018, 08:10:11 AM »
Will do my reading and voting this Wednesday. Had a bit of a crappy month so I'm miles behind.
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2018, 06:32:25 PM »
Voted!
I wish I had 3 votes this month...

7 people have voted so far, currently a tie in first, with second place just 1 point behind - all open :D
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2018, 12:15:03 AM »
Voted. Interesting themes people chose this month. A lot of mother focus and a few more darker subjects.
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 08:14:52 AM »
I've got 9 votes (I think, my tracking file's at home).

If anyone's still wants to vote, do it today, I will close it and publish the results this evening (UK time) :)
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2018, 10:16:25 PM »
Well, what do you know? He did it again ;D

GHOSTS AT THE BONFIRE OF BIRTH  -  Jmack --> 5
The Queen's Price  -  The Gem Cutter --> 4
Quietly to the dawn  -  OnlyOneHighlander --> 4
Confronting Reality  -  Carter --> 2
Delia’s Doll  -  Anonymous --> 2
Maiden to Mother to Crone  -  Alex Hormann --> 0
Auskbert  -  D_Bates --> 0
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Re: [APR 2018] - Maiden, Mother and Crone - Voting Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2018, 10:18:55 PM »
I voted for @JMack and @The Gem Cutter, but I wish I had 3 votes to choose @D_Bates as well: I'm annoyed that nobody ended up voting for him. All 3 were 5-star stories for me, and it was hard to choose.

And I'm going to be honest and say I didn't really read the Anonymous story: I started, but it was quite upsetting and I stopped, knowing that I wouldn't vote for them anyway :-\

Just saw @Rukaio_Alter online :D Dude, you need to start entering again, Jmack is now way above you in wins ;D And I really miss your stories, yes I do 8)
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