In the light of the unforeseen popularity of the competition, we have decided to have the first selection in May.
Please vote for the story you like best and the winner will be take part in the final vote at the end of the year. Discussion of the stories are not allowed not to influence the outcome of the poll.
If those of you who have submitted a short story have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org instead of asking them on here!
Please note that the authors agree to keep their identities secret when they enter the competition. Those who breach this rule will be disqualified automatically.
Here are the stories: