December 15, 2018, 08:56:29 PM

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Better with Bread - Jake Baelish
6 (26.1%)
Inheritance (two small magics) - JMack
2 (8.7%)
The HMRC - Jenny HJ
1 (4.3%)
Muis little prayer - Slaykomimi
0 (0%)
The Magic in Death and Love - ryanmcgowan
1 (4.3%)
The Well Wisher - OnlyOneHighlander
3 (13%)
Sand - Alex Hormann
4 (17.4%)
Into the Spider's Web - Carter
3 (13%)
Artist and Hound - Nora
3 (13%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: December 01, 2018, 09:12:14 AM

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2018, 11:36:21 AM »
Congratulations @Jake Baelish!!!

Your story was quite nice, but I'm afraid this time I voted for @JMack and @Alex Hormann - Alex, I continue to really like your prose vs. poetry entries ;)
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2018, 12:08:13 PM »
Congrats @Jake Baelish !! You were one of my very potential second choices, so I'll be sure to give you a review if you want one, but my vote went to @Carter this month!

Plenty of excellent tales, it was a hard choice. Thanks a lot everyone!
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2018, 12:32:24 PM »
Congratulations @Jake Baelish

@OnlyOneHighlander got my vote.

@ScarletBea Thanks. Now I'm not spending half my weeks in poetry classes it's much easier to focus on good old prose

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2018, 02:10:01 PM »
I loved your story @Jake Baelish. It really touched me, and it got my vote.

I was also the 1 vote for @ryanmcgowan. Ryan, I thought your story was fascinating for the world you hinted at, and I found the situation engaging. There may have been some stories that were somehow more “perfect”, but none more imaginative.

Great month, everyone!

And @Slaykomimi, I saw real progress in your story this month. Your main character was sympathetic, and in a gripping situation. Try to work out some of the English grammar challenges, continue to develop your story-telling, and I think you’ll be pleased with the results.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2018, 05:21:34 PM »
I loved better with bread!  @Jake Baelish
It was so touching and stuck with me all month. My other vote went to @OnlyOneHighlander after much deliberation.

This month was a bit of an experiment for me.  I let my editing be heavily led by an editing package as a test before deciding wether I want to invest in it. I felt that whilst it was technically ‘correct’ it lost a lot of feeling and human-ness in the edit. I’d be interested to see if my gut feeling is reflected in your opinions. (I know there was no hazard, or risk involved in this, but I liked the idea so went with it anyway! Even though as a story I was missing a true hook.) 

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 10:51:16 AM »
Well this is pretty awesome to log in too! My first win! (And the first time I've won anything with my writing). I'm pretty elated tbh :)

Thanks so much @JMack and @Jenny HJ for your votes and kind words, I'm glad my story had to ability to move people in some way. Thanks to the others who voted for dear Granny Curie and lovely Pom, too  :)

@Nora glad to hear you liked it too, and yes I'd love any feedback you have to offer!

My first vote went once again to @OnlyOneHighlander for another story with writing that just absorbs me, I loved the feeling of being on a rocking ship and the story itself well gorgeously sweet. Showed what could be done with a really, really 'small magic' too  :)

My second vote went to @Alex Hormann. I thought the concept was  cool and led to a really clever use of his 'small magic' at the end and left me wanting to know how it all turned out.

Jenny, I enjoyed your story too, it's been a few weeks since I read them all but I do remember it being pretty quirky and fun. BTW, and I think Scarlet mentioned this in the other thread, but was HMRC a play on Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (a government dept in the UK)?
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2018, 02:16:11 PM »
Congrats to your first win! :D

@Slaykomimi, exactly what JMack said! :)

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2018, 05:07:59 PM »
@Jake Baelish yes it was... taking your money for little things. ;-)

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2018, 09:38:32 PM »
Congratulations at Everyone  :D

I voted for @Alex Hormann and for @Carter , but I enjoyed every story.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2018, 03:58:01 AM »
Congrats to @Jake Baelish and everyone.

I voted for @Alex Hormann—a very atmospheric story.

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2018, 02:25:22 PM »
Well done @Jake Baelish !

I really loved your story. A great magical idea, multilayered characters and a satisfying finish. Congrats on your first win.

My other vote went to @Nora cause I'm a sucker for a good gum-shoe story. @Alex Hormann 's Sand was very good too and I nearly voted for it but I just felt it stopped before the end. Great ideas and well constructed world though.

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2018, 08:04:14 PM »
Well done @Jake Baelish! Am proud to say you were one of my votes this month, and @Carter  was my other.

Thank you @JMack for the kind words and the vote  :)

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2018, 09:52:16 PM »
Congratulations Jake.  A deserved win and you got my vote.  My other went to Jenny HJ.  We had a take an the WI not too long ago, now HMRC.  Which particular British institution is someone going to address next, that's what I want to know!

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2018, 04:53:58 AM »
Thanks guys!

Now on to the next, looks like a fun seasonal topic  :)
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