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    It is the 9th night of voting and I fear my sanity is beginning to fracture as the alligator flashes his toothy grin at me. I brace myself for his attack.

    “You know, you humans have really become insufferable ever since you shed your tails.” the alligator says while purposely wagging his tail as if to taunt me. “Sadly, you’ve evolved into a bunch of self absorbed ninnies.”

    Tiring of the gator’s persistent psychoanalysis over the last 9 days, I ask, “Don’t you have an egg somewhere that needs sitting on?”

    “Oh, good to see that you are using that bloated frontal cortex for something useful.” the alligator snorts, “Like mocking a fellow species just because they happen to be oviparous. Yet, what can one expect from a species that evolved from baboons whose idea of entertainment was throwing turds at one other.”

    “Well at least we humans are still evolving.”

    “Just goes to prove that our species is superior.”

    “How’s that?”

    “Darwinism doofus.” The reptile replies, “Alligators have been fully evolved for millions of years; hence we’ve achieved perfection, whereas you narcissistic apes still have a long way to go.”

    “We are not self absorbed.” I protest.

    “You most definitely are. In fact I can prove it. How many times have you checked the polls today?” he asks.

    “Not that many.” I argue.

    “Your denial is astonishing. Well I counted, and you’ve checked over 30 times.”

    Tiring of his prodding, I pull out my Droid.

    The alligator laughs. “Hell, you are checking again right now, aren’t you?”

    “I’m just checking my email.”

    “Liar.”
    Last edited by mstrom; 06-17-2011 at 07:55 AM.

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    Finally finished reading all of the stories and voting in all of the groups.

    It was great fun and a great learning experience. Thanks Dan.
    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Well, he whips me in the contest, but he buys my ebay auction...thank you JMCraven, for easing my pain lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spernst View Post
    Well, he whips me in the contest, but he buys my ebay auction...thank you JMCraven, for easing my pain lol!
    Your link on here paid off And thank you- I loved Under the Dome and have always wanted a SK signed book, so I couldn't hardly pass it by (even though we are pretty tight on money right now). I am fixing to get you paid here in a minute, but I had to wait until I got home from work so I could update my shipping address on the Pal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcraven View Post
    Your link on here paid off And thank you- I loved Under the Dome and have always wanted a SK signed book, so I couldn't hardly pass it by (even though we are pretty tight on money right now). I am fixing to get you paid here in a minute, but I had to wait until I got home from work so I could update my shipping address on the Pal.
    what's the ebay number? jsut curious as to the market...
    It ain't braggin' if you can do it. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJHubbard53 View Post
    what's the ebay number? jsut curious as to the market...
    You can see the page here

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    Only 2 more days of voting (on this round) ladies and gents. Good luck to everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Only 2 more days of voting (on this round) ladies and gents. Good luck to everyone.
    You know I’ve developed palpations through this process, Dan? Too, every time I enter the bedroom of the house, I notice there are more clothes missing from my wife's wardrobe. Either she’s having an affair, or she can’t live with me giving her an hourly update of the polls. So yes, I may lose my wife and my heart to this competition.

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    Whew! I've finally - FINALLY - finished reading all of the stories. Although my story was leading early and has now dropped to third place in the 4th group, I feel honored to have been a part of this contest and I congratulate all of you who are leading your respective groups and heading into the "nail-biting" round. Hope to see more contests of the like in the near future.

    And I may be sending a story or two CD's way, now that you guys have seen my work and know my name!

    Congrats again to all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinM View Post
    Although my story was leading early and has now dropped to third place in the 4th group, I feel honored to have been a part of this contest and I congratulate all of you who are leading your respective groups and heading into the "nail-biting" round.
    Hi Kevin,

    I'm honestly shocked your story didn't keep right on top. You've really got talent. Keep it up!

    MLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlouisdixon View Post
    Hi Kevin,

    I'm honestly shocked your story didn't keep right on top. You've really got talent. Keep it up!

    MLD
    agreed. I like a story where the dialogue tells the story which I feel yours definitely did. You got my vote!
    It ain't braggin' if you can do it. . .

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    ditto, it got my vote too

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    You always get my vote Kevin, you are a very talented guy and I'm proud to be able to say that I've shared the pages with you!

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    I've got to add to the bandwagon Kev. You got my vote, too. I'm not sure why you aren't leading, either.

    I'm finally, FINALLY finished with reading and voting. A lot of good stuff here. And since I've started to catch up with MLD in my group (after a very slow start) I've started the compulsive vote checking. Maybe there's a story idea for all of us. A sort of Poe tale of obsession in the modern age.

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    No offense to the other great stories in group 4, but I also voted for Kevin's piece. I'm not familiar with his body of work, but I really enjoyed his story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcraven View Post
    No offense to the other great stories in group 4, but I also voted for Kevin's piece. I'm not familiar with his body of work, but I really enjoyed his story.
    Of course, I think we all mean no offense to anyone else. Some of the groupings were very hard to vote on. Just because I picked one story over another doesn't mean the others weren't well done. There was one story in my own group that made me sad, because I enjoyed it so much that I had planned to vote for it from the beginning. I voted for my own, it would be foolish not to, but I would've voted for that one otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Wallwork View Post
    You know I’ve developed palpations through this process, Dan?
    I know what you mean. It is interesting how my mind preconceives the worst case scenario prior to checking the polls. Unfortunately, in this type of competition the newly formed dreams of some can reflect back as nightmares onto others. Over the years, I guess my ingrained cynicism has been conditioned to shield me from those reflections.

    Yeah that gibberish I just spouted carries the stink of rationalization, but hey, delusion can be an asset if you work it right!

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    Finished voting - that was quite a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.W. LaSart View Post
    Of course, I think we all mean no offense to anyone else. Some of the groupings were very hard to vote on. Just because I picked one story over another doesn't mean the others weren't well done. There was one story in my own group that made me sad, because I enjoyed it so much that I had planned to vote for it from the beginning. I voted for my own, it would be foolish not to, but I would've voted for that one otherwise.
    I agree. There were some very tough choices. In the end it always comes down to personal preference. Simply put, not everyone is going to like the same thing.

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    yes, ditto - what CW said too, no offense, there were many great stories in each group, overall a really impressive group of stories

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