November 18, 2018, 06:21:58 AM

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Better with Bread - Jake Baelish
Inheritance (two small magics) - JMack
The HMRC - Jenny HJ
Muis little prayer - Slaykomimi
The Magic in Death and Love - ryanmcgowan
The Well Wisher - OnlyOneHighlander
Sand - Alex Hormann
Into the Spider's Web - Carter
Artist and Hound - Nora

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

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[Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« on: November 03, 2018, 09:12:14 AM »
It's time to vote on the October Writing Contest: "Small Magics"

This time we got 9 entries - 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! :)
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 12:52:41 PM »
@xiagan and @ScarletBea , is it too late to change my title to “Inheritance”?
It could be even be “Inheritance (Two Small Magics)” for continuity.
Or not.  :-\
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 02:40:16 PM »
@xiagan and @ScarletBea , is it too late to change my title to “Inheritance”?
It could be even be “Inheritance (Two Small Magics)” for continuity.
Or not.  :-\
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 03:27:56 PM »
really great stories, the voting was hard as usual but I think I decided well after rereading all stories.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 06:31:55 PM »
Really good month of stories. I enjoyed every one.
Went for ones that packed an emotional punch and had a lot at stake.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 07:18:51 AM »
Echoing @JMack here but yeah enjoyed every story
All voted up for the month, picked my two favourites, they held close to the theme and ticked my imagination
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 10:07:42 PM »
Voted, again good theme and interesting variety of good stories.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 09:13:56 AM »
Voted. Great stories all round! Went for one very touching story and one that made me eager to know more  :)
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 12:48:12 AM »
I voted. Good stories—thanks to everyone.

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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2018, 11:12:33 PM »
Right, voted. I'm being cruel this month and voting for only one person, because it's a story that clearly stands out as the best to me, but at least 4 or 5 others stand completely shoulder to shoulder for a second place, none distinguishing itself clearly.
I'll give them all quick reviews.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Voting Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2018, 09:26:37 AM »
I have deliberated so much over this one!
There was one standout story for me, which has stuck in my head, struck an emotional chord and so that has my vote.
The second one was harder, I liked all the stories, but tried to decide this vote on what was still a small magic. I really enjoyed all these this month.