The Alphabet Challenge: “Q” Stories Voting

Assuming everyone has read the stories, this is the place where you can vote for your favorite of the “Q” Stories.

For readers who stumbled here or who need a refresher, the stories can be found by clicking on their respective names.

Here are the links to the stories:

Quid Pro Joe<<link



All readers have to do is read each story and choose the one they liked best. Voting is open for two weeks from the date of publication.

For this round, the voting will close at Noon on October 5th.

As a reminder, to have your vote count, click on the circle next to the story you’re voting for, and then click on “Vote”. If you don’t click on “Vote”, your choice won’t be recorded.

If you would like to leave a comment for the writers — either here or with the individual stories posts — please do so. I will forward each comment/question to the appropriate writer and will post their reply.

The writers will appreciate hearing from you and will likely respond.

The next round of stories — the “R” Stories — should be up a day or two after the closing of this round, around October 7th.

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4 Responses to The Alphabet Challenge: “Q” Stories Voting

  1. Laura says:

    It was a toss up for me between Quid Pro Joe & Quincy. I liked and didn’t like them both equally – the death themes were turn offs. Witch Honey? Ha ha. LOVE that name but that wasn’t the deciding factor. As for Qualify, imho it doesn’t really qualify as a short story. It’s more like dialogue taken from an unfinished script.

    Keep up the entertaining work guys!


    • disperser says:

      Thank you, Laura.

      I’ll pass this along to the writers, 66% of whom will argee with you.


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Laura . . . although I beg to differ; Qualify has a beginning, middle, and end (land on the moon, interview humans, resolution). Or, problem, conflict, resolution (alien arrive, humans are challenged, humans prevail). Either way, I think it qualifies as a story.

      Now, if it’s not a good story, well, that’s another matter.

      I’ll try to get the other writers to respond as they will be giddy someone likes their stuff.


    • Perry says:

      Thanks for your insightful comments. You’re right about the death themes – can get heavy if not seasoned with humor. Gary and I seem to straddle to play in the grays…between light and dark. Sometimes it works. Sometimes: not s’much.
      Please keep reading and commenting…means a lot!


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