September 16, 2019, 11:36:36 PM

Poll

Please vote

To The Ruins - Jmack
1 (6.3%)
Kismet - Nora
3 (18.8%)
Redemption Unreached - Mikaela A. Ingram
2 (12.5%)
Journey in the Dark - NightWrite
0 (0%)
Second Chances - Alex Hormann
4 (25%)
One Last Shot - Rukaio_Alter
0 (0%)
Seeking Justice - Carter
1 (6.3%)
Keeper of the Clockwork Queen - The Gem Cutter
5 (31.3%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: November 01, 2017, 11:30:10 AM

Author Topic: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread  (Read 10535 times)

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[Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:30:10 PM »
It's time to vote on the September Writing Contest: Regret and Redemption!

We got 8 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! :)
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 09:15:42 PM »
I voted already. Only chose one, because it was the one that stood out best, even though it was one of the most flawed in some ways. I might change my mind toward the end, seeing if I remember other stories distinctly and re-reading them, but right now that feels best.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 11:18:04 AM »
Start reading and voting (including you, Bea!)

Only 9 days to go...
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 03:57:12 PM »
Voted!
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 07:37:08 PM »
I voted! Can't wait to see how everyone did! :D

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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 02:45:01 AM »
Voted, ended up with a really hard final choice.

And bumpng this to remind everyone, Time is Not on Your Side*, hurry up and vote now  ;D

Wanted to post vid of Rod Stewart, but original had the worst choreo  and in the latest with Stevie Nicks the poor old guy could hardly walk, so sing Young Turks for yourselves instead. ;)

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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 09:57:19 AM »
Argh! The less stories there are, the more difficult it is to vote!
I could easily vote for 4, and I must choose only 2 - how? ???

Browsing through all 4 again, I chose.
Sorry to those I left behind :-\
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 03:19:13 PM »
I solved that dilemna by voting only for one. It's harsh but solves the problem of an excruciating second choice.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 04:29:34 PM »
But then I'd have to drop 3 stories... my way is better ;)

FYI there are 2 stories overtaking the others!
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 04:38:16 PM »
Sneaking in with my single vote. I usually just vote for 1, unless it's a tie for my favourite.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2017, 06:13:10 PM »
FYI there are 2 stories overtaking the others!
Latest votes, thanks! That is no longer valid ;D
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 08:06:31 AM »
Last few hours to close!
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 11:56:19 AM »
Congrats @The Gem Cutter  :D

I voted for you and our second place, @Alex Hormann - and the other 2 I really liked but didn't vote for was @Jmack and @Nora  :)
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 12:14:56 PM »
Well this is a lovely way to start my morning! Thank you for your votes! This is my first story to win and I am surprised, given the strengths of the forum's writers in short form, but very happy that you liked my story.

I don't know how obvious it is or isn't, but some might be interested in this story's background, because it was us. This story has been in my head for awhile, since last summer when I was new and Ms. Scarlet's health was at risk. M3mnoch responded to a post of hers with a beautiful picture of a flight of dragons coming to her rescue and that image stayed with me. I composed a melody of that idea on my keyboard, and over time it grew into a story of pictures and moods, but no words until this topic came along. So the blighting corruption in the story was inspired by cancer, and the dragons by M3m's picture. The Clockwork Keep, whose purpose is only hinted at, is this forum, where East and West meet. And the Clockwork Queen is Ms. Scarlet, who seems to keep things positive and balanced - a noble purpose, indeed. The disheveled knight was new to the idea, and represents the way we all feel when our strengths are of no use. Anyway, I am flattered to win. Thanks again.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Voting Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 12:24:08 PM »
And the Clockwork Queen is Ms. Scarlet, who seems to keep things positive and balanced - a noble purpose, indeed.
:o  :-[
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Thanks so much, I feel incredibly honoured to have inspired such a great story!
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