View Poll Results: Please vote for the story you like best by September 7th!

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  • The Unfathomable Weight of Revenge

    9 32.14%
  • The Sun at the End of Life

    8 28.57%
  • Father’s Day

    2 7.14%
  • Requiem on the Bathroom Floor

    4 14.29%
  • Treasures in Heaven

    2 7.14%
  • Thirteen Stairs

    3 10.71%
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Thread: August '08 Elimination

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    August '08 Elimination

    Please vote for the story you like best and the winner will be taking part in the final vote at the end of the year.

    Discussion of the stories, to avoid influencing the outcome of the poll, are not allowed.

    If contributers would like to ask questions, they should email us at [email protected].

    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.

    Good luck, everyone!



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    More great stories! I hope we get lots of votes this round. And as always, Scher thank you so much for your superb organisational skills in making this competition what it is, I think you deserve a Kitkat or 3
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    Did someone mention KitKats and my name in the same sentence???

    I think it is wonderful that each elimination we get so many stories... I did wonder initially how it would go but month after month (this is our third year!), we receive great entries!

    Now, if we could only increase the number of votes cast as well...

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    The stories are all nice! LitNetters should cast their votes! Scher you did a great job!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post

    Now, if we could only increase the number of votes cast as well...

    I hope so..

    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise."

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    Excellent idea! This is a great thread! *clap clap clap*

    Thanks to those sharing their stories and who are brave enough to post them and thanks for the efforts to organize this..

    Just one (stupid newbie) question:

    The rules say that:

    5. Only those members with at least 100 posts by each voting period can submit stories for the competition and vote in the polls.
    When you say by each voting period does it mean that to vote for one of the August short stories the 100 posts should be reached before August 1st or September 1st?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    Did someone mention KitKats and my name in the same sentence???
    Yup, you're always giving them away, I think you should reserve some for yourself too

    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    Now, if we could only increase the number of votes cast as well...

    Yes, it's the middle of summer for most, many on holiday and such, I just hope people can still find the time to read and VOTE

    lugdunum, this August elimination round poll is open until 1 September so I'm sure you can get to 100 posts before then and vote in this round

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    I'll do my best

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    The contest requires more than just the finely crafted stories that are submitted by hopefuls. The contest requires readers that are planning on voting! And that will vote before the contest runs out! So read and vote today! You have only one vote, but why not make it count? It doesn't count for good intentions, it only counts if you vote! VOTE TODAY!
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    I finally found the story thread - yeah! I will have to read two a day to make it to Sept. I guess. There sure was a good response, and many great stories, but I hope to vote for just one.
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    .... Note: This poll will close on September 1, 2008.
    Just a reminder, we've had 12 votes so far, I'm sure many more of you have read the stories and are going to vote, please show your support for your fellow LitNetters!
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    I read half tonight; when is the deadline? It is going to be hard to choice and vote on just one. So far, I liked all I read. Good showing and effort on everyone's part. I think we have some fine talent here on the forum.
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

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    I have read all 6 and will vote soon. Hurrah - finally got to read them all last night. I think they all are good and quite interesting; this will be a difficult choice to make.
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

    Chapter 7, The Little Prince ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    There, now I have voted. And not to say anything bad about any of the authors, the choice was easy for me to make. {edit} I take my hat off to anyone who will spend the time to write a story and submit it. Bravo.
    Last edited by Scheherazade; 08-27-2008 at 04:39 PM. Reason: comments

    Ничего нет лучше для исправления, как прежнее с раскаянием вспомнить.

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    This is an exciting poll!
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    Hi Scher, Yes, it is exciting. Looks close. I liked all the stories - it was a hard choice to pick just one. Maybe it will be a tie - then what?
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

    Chapter 7, The Little Prince ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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