May 28, 2017, 12:10:41 AM

Poll

Please vote

The Reapers - D_Bates
1 (2%)
A Gift for the Nightmare Man - tebakutis
10 (20%)
Dreamt a Little Too Deep - Rukaio_Alter
4 (8%)
The Dreamcaster - Nora
2 (4%)
Dream Leaks - Henry Dale
1 (2%)
Sleep Study - Blackthorn
4 (8%)
FrightBits - m3mnoch
3 (6%)
Santa's Roller Coaster - SugoiMe
4 (8%)
Mr. Schlumon - night_wrtr
1 (2%)
Mare Ridden - Patchwork Mind
8 (16%)
Keep Turning - Hedin
6 (12%)
Broken - ArcaneArtsVelho
1 (2%)
Oneiromancer - Jmack
3 (6%)
The Dreamweaver - Lanko
2 (4%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: May 01, 2016, 05:37:41 PM

Author Topic: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread  (Read 4816 times)

Offline ScarletBea

  • Positive Invisible Fighter - and bringer of Cake. 2nd in Command of the Writing Contest
  • Moderator
  • Big Wee Hag
  • ******
  • Posts: 7498
  • Total likes: 4485
  • Gender: Female
  • Geeky Reading Introvert
    • View Profile
    • LibraryThing profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2016, 06:08:18 PM »
Still another 23 hours to vote :)
At home in the Fantasy Faction forum!
"There is no way to kill someone mercifully. (...) They may claim that their victims did not suffer. They lie. All they may truly say is that the victim's suffering was invisible to them." Robin Hobb ("Fool's Assassin")

Offline Lanko

  • Sherlanko Holmes, Jiin Wei and Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Master Namer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2266
  • Total likes: 1569
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2016, 08:36:55 PM »
Just voted, before I end up forgetting.
"It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Lanko's Year in Books 2017

Offline xiagan

  • Writing Contest Organizer A demon god's birthday starts the hunt(1)
  • Powers That Be
  • Elderling
  • *
  • Posts: 5015
  • Total likes: 1978
  • Gender: Male
  • Master Procrastinator
    • View Profile
    • Fictional Times
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2016, 08:47:11 PM »
We got 19 voters! :)
"Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis." (Laplace)

Offline Jmack

  • Hircum Magna Rex of the Fabled Atku Temple, and writing context regular
  • Writing Group
  • Elderling
  • ****
  • Posts: 5682
  • Total likes: 3745
  • Gender: Male
  • ridiculously obscure is my super power.
    • View Profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2016, 06:06:11 PM »
Congratulations to @tebakutis for this win! I was one of many who thought this was the cream of the crop.

And to @Patchwork Mind for "Mare Ridden". This was my other vote this month, and both stories topped the list.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2016, 06:08:51 PM by Jmack »
Change, when it comes, will step lightly before it kicks like thunder. (GRMatthews)
You are being naive if you think that any sweet and light theme cannot be strangled and force fed it's own flesh. (Nora)

Offline ScarletBea

  • Positive Invisible Fighter - and bringer of Cake. 2nd in Command of the Writing Contest
  • Moderator
  • Big Wee Hag
  • ******
  • Posts: 7498
  • Total likes: 4485
  • Gender: Female
  • Geeky Reading Introvert
    • View Profile
    • LibraryThing profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2016, 06:06:42 PM »
Congratulations @tebakutis!
Yours was a great story! :D

Also to Patchwork Mind (unsummonable), a newbie who hit the ground running!

I voted for both of you and Nora (I don't get why only one other person voted for her, hehe) - and there were 4 other stories that could have got my vote.
Well done all :)
At home in the Fantasy Faction forum!
"There is no way to kill someone mercifully. (...) They may claim that their victims did not suffer. They lie. All they may truly say is that the victim's suffering was invisible to them." Robin Hobb ("Fool's Assassin")

Offline ArcaneArtsVelho

  • Secretly I'm laughing about jurassic raccoon testicles. And a Writing Contest Regular
  • Valheru
  • **
  • Posts: 906
  • Total likes: 726
  • Gender: Male
  • Only partially responsible for my custom title.
    • View Profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2016, 06:18:24 PM »
Congratulations, tebakutis! Great job!  :)
Everything I wrote above is pure conjecture. I don't know what I'm talking about.

I'm a perfectionist but not very good at anything. That's why I rarely finish things.

Offline m3mnoch

Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2016, 06:43:31 PM »
woo hoo!  i know that guy!

congrats "teh-bah-KOO-tees"!  (that's how my tts reader pronounces your name.  always makes me giggle.)  i voted for you!  (and ra and hedin)

i was wishing for four votes this month, tho, because i would have used it on patchwork mind's submission for sure.  if only for these two super-freaky paragraphs:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Noiselessly, without a whicker or neigh, the horse began to eat the bed. It slowly opened its sparsely haired lips, revealing tombstone teeth, and began with the quilts at the foot of the bed. It somehow managed to fit the entire width of the bed into its mouth. Karl watched in frozen silence, completely unable to move. He felt the horse’s rough lips against his feet and suddenly it was crunching through them, up to his ankles. Another bite and the mad staring eyes were closer, broad incisors scything through his knees. His breath seemed frozen in his chest, a ball of immovable ice that filled his lungs with searing.
   A few more bites and he could smell the horse, its farm-yard musk and sweat, as it chewed implacably through his abdomen. Then it was in his chest, cracking through ribs and lungs and spine with the same swiftness that it cropped the turf in the summer. Before long it was up to his neck and he screamed, or tried, but nothing came out, his mouth was made of marble, cold and immobile. In a single bite the teeth closed over his head and all was darkness.
tombstone teeth.

creep.  eeeee.

Offline SugoiMe

Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2016, 06:49:05 PM »
Congrats @tebakutis! You got one of my votes, as well as jmack and patchwork.
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." -- Richard Bach

Offline Eclipse

  • Threadomancer and Discoverer of Obscure and Ancient Threads
  • Ta'veren
  • **
  • Posts: 3063
  • Total likes: 1445
  • Gender: Male
  • Goats for ever!
    • View Profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2016, 07:13:48 PM »
I voted for Lanko, Blackthorn and Hedin
I'm Saloninus, by the way. And I tell lies, from time to time. Which goes to prove the old rule; never entirely trust a man who talks about himself in the third person.

Blue and Gold by K.J Parker

Offline Blackthorn

[Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2016, 07:24:52 PM »
I was really on the fence for most of these stories, they were all really interesting. tebakutis got one of mine, I really enjoyed that story.

Offline Lanko

  • Sherlanko Holmes, Jiin Wei and Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Master Namer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2266
  • Total likes: 1569
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2016, 07:51:08 PM »
Congratulations, @tebakutis! I almost voted for him, but at the last minute went for "traditional" nightmares and voted for @Blackthorn, @SugoiMe and Patchwork Mind (who said a newbie couldn't win? Guy was 2nd place!)
"It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Lanko's Year in Books 2017

Offline tebakutis

  • Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Gentleman Bastard
  • *****
  • Posts: 1802
  • Total likes: 1297
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • www.tebakutis.com
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2016, 08:17:37 PM »
Wow, thank you, folks! We had a ton of great submissions this month, so I'm thrilled a number of people enjoyed my story. It was really hard for me to pick just three - I found something to liked in everything I read.

Onto the next!
T. Eric Bakutis: 2014 Compton Crook Finalist and author of Tales of the Five Provinces

Book 1: Glyphbinder
Book 2: Demonkin
Book 3: Bloodmender

Offline Henry Dale

  • The Unsummonable and a Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Gentleman Bastard
  • *****
  • Posts: 1719
  • Total likes: 1199
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #72 on: May 01, 2016, 08:28:03 PM »
Grats @tebakutis! Well-deserved win (though not because of me I'm afraid  :P)
As you said, so many great stories to choose from.

Offline ScarletBea

  • Positive Invisible Fighter - and bringer of Cake. 2nd in Command of the Writing Contest
  • Moderator
  • Big Wee Hag
  • ******
  • Posts: 7498
  • Total likes: 4485
  • Gender: Female
  • Geeky Reading Introvert
    • View Profile
    • LibraryThing profile
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #73 on: May 01, 2016, 08:31:46 PM »
One of the things that guided my vote, despite me appreciating all writing, was the 'completeness' of the story: I mean, is it a full story, with a beginning, middle and end, or does it read like part of a bigger thing, sort of 'snippets of thoughts'?

Sorry if that wasn't the intention, but I had to get a criteria...
At home in the Fantasy Faction forum!
"There is no way to kill someone mercifully. (...) They may claim that their victims did not suffer. They lie. All they may truly say is that the victim's suffering was invisible to them." Robin Hobb ("Fool's Assassin")

Offline xiagan

  • Writing Contest Organizer A demon god's birthday starts the hunt(1)
  • Powers That Be
  • Elderling
  • *
  • Posts: 5015
  • Total likes: 1978
  • Gender: Male
  • Master Procrastinator
    • View Profile
    • Fictional Times
Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Voting Thread
« Reply #74 on: May 01, 2016, 08:55:50 PM »
Congrats for another win, tebakutis! :)
"Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis." (Laplace)

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
72 Replies
4958 Views
Last post March 03, 2016, 01:29:09 PM
by OnlyOneHighlander
14 Replies
2749 Views
Last post April 01, 2016, 11:31:39 AM
by Lanko
135 Replies
9527 Views
Last post April 02, 2016, 12:18:43 AM
by Raptori
83 Replies
5734 Views
Last post April 20, 2016, 07:07:33 AM
by Eclipse
86 Replies
4653 Views
Last post June 02, 2016, 11:46:34 PM
by Lady_Ty