And so it has come to pass that the voting for Round 2 of this great challenge has come to a close. All that’s left is to report on the results of the furious voting battle that took place over the past three weeks.
Thirty-one votes were cast during the course of three weeks since voting started. Most votes were cast in the last five days. That’s pretty good participation, approaching levels not seen since the Alphabet Challenge.
Someone running late and still wanting to express their appreciation for their favorite story can do so HERE, and, while any additional votes will not count, they will be registered for posterity. For them who still haven’t read the stories, here are the links and a teaser description:
E. J. D’Alise submission<<link
What if you could buy and consume knowledge by ingesting the memories of experts and professionals? What if there was a black market for stolen memories? Would the world be worse, better, or the same? Throw in a conspiracy or two, and let’s find out.
R. G. Broxson submission<<link
Most of us love to hate politicians. Meet Senator Paul Debage (pronounced with a French accent), and you will find that he has no redeeming factors—save one. He is a runner. As a runner myself, I feel that makes him almost human. I invite you to run along with the ambitious Senator Debage as he attempts to finagle votes and solve a nagging mystery. Meet the vengeful Rush Spiegel and make up your mind for yourself. Saint or sinner? Sane or crazy? Justified or Just nuts?
Perry Broxson submission<<link
In the 24th century, superstition and religion have been replaced by science and robots . . . at least, that’s what two unsuspecting college students thought. At their Teach-Bot’s invitation, they participate in a robot ritual that, to their shock and horror, re-resurrects Jesus.
Jee-Bot is back. And boy is He angry!
As a reminder, each writer wrote a story drawing on whatever inspiration they got from the title “Something Gained”.
The voting closed today at Noon, and the race was tight . . . tight, that is, for about two-thirds of the writers.
Congratulations — again — to Perry and Gary for their shared win. It was a race to the finish, with the lead changing hands until the very end.
As an aside, my vote count was much better than it has been in a long while. Maybe one day I’ll get to sit at the Big Boy’s table.
A new title has been chosen (HERE), and the stories for that title — Of Broken Things — are tentatively set to publish on May 15th. As always, that’s a ‘fluid’ deadline.
So, until then . . .
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