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Please vote:

January - Science Fiction: Junk Mail by Giddler
5 (12.2%)
February - Fanfic: Ghost in the Light by Saraband (Broken Empire)
3 (7.3%)
March - Rogues: The 7 Tenets of Rogueishness by Rukaio_Alter
5 (12.2%)
April - Plot Twist: A Twist too Far by Rukaio_Alter
1 (2.4%)
May - Fairy Tales: The Sun, the Moon and the Morning Star by Jmack
6 (14.6%)
June - Multiple POVs: The Braying Jack by Jeryn
3 (7.3%)
July - Flash Fiction: For Evil to Triumph by wakarimasen
0 (0%)
July - Flash Fiction: Last Regrets by OnlyOneHighlander
2 (4.9%)
August - Space Opera: Space Opera by Jmack
1 (2.4%)
September - Politics, Scheming and Intrigue: The Translator by tebakutis
5 (12.2%)
October - TNotSSmbtoaFBbtSiathatdwtB: The Exorcist by Nora
2 (4.9%)
November - Mighty Beasts: The Magnificent Mythical Zoo (No Refunds) by Rukaio_Alter
2 (4.9%)
December - Young Love: Adrift by tebakutis
4 (9.8%)
December - Young Love: An Unconventional Proposal by Rukaio_Alter
1 (2.4%)
December - Young Love: The Library of Alexander by Jmack
1 (2.4%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: May 02, 2016, 04:28:03 PM

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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2016, 05:01:46 PM »
Voted! (so I don't forget)  :D
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2016, 07:04:08 PM »
And we thought the voting was opening for too long....

About 3 weeks left, people!
Have you read them, have you voted??
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2016, 08:36:55 PM »
Only around eight votes so far.
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2016, 09:17:45 PM »
Only around eight votes so far.

Did people change their votes then? :o
Near the beginning of the thread you counted 12...

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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2016, 09:42:28 PM »
Only around eight votes so far.

Did people change their votes then? :o
Near the beginning of the thread you counted 12...

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Sorry...
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2016, 05:22:52 PM »
*reminder*

Less than a week to vote!
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2016, 05:36:11 PM »
*reminder*

Less than a week to vote!

@ScarletBea, you were supposed to tell me earlier, so I could trying bribing people.
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2016, 05:37:35 PM »
but... but... I've been posting here reminding people for... MONTHS!!! >:(

(@Jmack, I voted for one of yours ;) )
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2016, 12:41:33 AM »
Voted!!

It was a bit odd to pick among stories like this, since they weren't all the ones I voted for, but I'm glad that @OnlyOneHighlander 's story was in it for June, cause I reckon it's my fav of the whole year.
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2016, 09:57:25 AM »

Gah, I am still computer-less so I haven't managed to re-read these yet. I shall try to slyly catch up at work today, a mission that will take all my cunning and guile.

And thank you @Nora, you've made my day. I reckon that was the best thing I wrote all year last year. Maybe flash fiction should be my thing.
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2016, 10:32:05 AM »

Gah, I am still computer-less so I haven't managed to re-read these yet. I shall try to slyly catch up at work today, a mission that will take all my cunning and guile.

And thank you Nora, you've made my day. I reckon that was the best thing I wrote all year last year. Maybe flash fiction should be my thing.

Well, you've got quite the talent for the sad and gritty and gruesome. I say that thinking of your "narrative Friction" short, which I really liked as well, and I'll be sore next year when it's not on the 2016 story poll.

On the short fiction one, you've made an amazing job of giving a setting without a line of description, making a character through some funny lines but mostly sad events - forgotten, uncared for, and suffering the last blow of losing his enemy, the only person left not in his employ who would have cared - and as the end came I thought it'd be a funny line, or just a sad one, but the way the count is just all so serious "it should have been me!" is brilliant, because it makes it all real. If it had been a funny line, as the exposed chicken bone sort of prepared me for, it would have been less.
As it is you've created a character that's deep into how own story and it's quite emotional for us to see him going through this. It's one of the stories that marked me the most this year.

When I say you have a talent for that, it's because it's the same feeling I had in your 4th wall story. Sad but read with a grin on my face, until the end comes, and then it goes right down dark, and I was exactly like that :



Though I do not have a moustache.
You're great at balancing humour and darkness, and the serious endings kinda make me reconsider why I was grinning, for each stories.
So yeah, get yourself a new computer presto and start participating more, I want to read more from you @OnlyOneHighlander
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2016, 04:30:41 PM »
As expected I extended the voting for a month. ;)

Nine voters is a bit less, considering we had 17 people vote for the best story of 2014.

Please vote! I know it's not easy with so many great stories but please give it a try! :)
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2016, 04:34:57 PM »
hey @xiagan, pssst, we can see the results!
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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2016, 05:02:30 PM »

@xiagan thanks for the extension. Just finished re-reading and now I've voted :-) Hard to narrow it down, well done everyone, so many great stories.

And @Nora...

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You're great at balancing humour and darkness, and the serious endings kinda make me reconsider why I was grinning, for each stories.

...again mucho thanks for all your kind words. And I like the picture. I surprised myself with the ending for 'Narrative Friction'. After I finished it and read it back I thought, wow, grim, must have been in a dark mood that day. And I hope to be back in the saddle again soon. Off to the computer shop tomorrow with all my coins and rubies :-)

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Re: The best story of 2015 - Vote now!
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2016, 07:29:36 PM »
hey @xiagan, pssst, we can see the results!

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