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MacAllister
11-30-2012, 06:27 AM
First of all, let me just express my profound appreciation for everyone's participation. There were some amazing stories, and I'm a little in awe of all of you.

Well done!

Second, we had a really terrific level of voter participation, too -- so my thanks to all of you who took the time to send me your votes. You're what makes this process work.

Third, I know everyone is on tenterhooks waiting for the results -- and they were VERY close. Fewer than five votes separated the first, second, and third place winners (you guys had me scared we were going to be looking at three and four and five-way ties, frankly) -- so, finally, after much hooplah and an excruciating wait:

FIRST PLACE -- "The Antichrist" (by Manuel Royal)

SECOND PLACE -- "Games" (by Quicklime)

THIRD PLACE -- "Guilty" (by sydneyd)

Congratulations, all of you. And thanks again!

If you're willing to let AW post and host your stories on our front page, I'd love to do so -- if, however, you'd prefer to hold off on that, and submit elsewhere in hopes of a second paycheck? That's okay too. Let me know what you'd like to do, okay?

Chris1981
11-30-2012, 06:29 AM
Congrats, y'all! :D

Calliopenjo
11-30-2012, 06:31 AM
Yup. Congratulations everyone. :partyguy:

KitCat
11-30-2012, 06:33 AM
Grats guys :D :snoopy:

quicklime
11-30-2012, 06:41 AM
thanks Mac...and you can absolutely post it

out of curiosity, would you mind telling us how many voters there were in total, and/or how many votes the winner got?

kkbe
11-30-2012, 06:46 AM
Congratulations to everybody. Very cool contest, Mac and CJacobo, thank you!

Calliopenjo
11-30-2012, 06:51 AM
Go ahead and post Mac. I don't mind. :)

MacAllister
11-30-2012, 06:54 AM
106 people voted, total. Everyone got three votes, each. I kept the votes in a spreadsheet for the first week or so (then I got overwhelmed and behind, and that's what took me so long to get the results posted.)

The winner got 36 votes, second place got 35 votes, third place got 32 votes. The rest of the votes were divided up between pretty much ALL the other stories, including a three-way fourth place tie at 29 votes each.

In terms of the views per thread, not every user-group shows up on those views, btw. :)

AbielleRose
11-30-2012, 07:00 AM
Congratulations everyone!!! Great job to everyone who participated. :D

Manuel Royal
11-30-2012, 07:00 AM
Mac, thanks for hosting this contest. A real challenge, a lot of fun, and I think it enhances the sense of community at AW. I'm proud to be among such a company of enthusiastic writers.

And, you bet, I'd be proud to have my piece posted publicly at Absolute Write.

I know I had a hard time voting. Not just apples and oranges, but a whole basket of mixed fruit. (Some of that fruit was pretty strange, too!)

night-flyer
11-30-2012, 07:12 AM
:partyguy: Congrats Manuel, Quicklime, and Syd!!!! w00t! :hooray:

Thanks to Mac, CJacobo, Swach, and everyone that helped put this together. And also thanks to the people who took the time to read them and vote. Great stories by great writers and I was happy to be a part of it.

Sydneyd
11-30-2012, 08:03 AM
Oh my goodness I am shocked, there were a lot of great stories up there! Congrats to Manuelroyal and quicklime, and to everyone! I'd love to gush more but I'm on my phone and my thumbs are chubby. I'd also be honored to be put on the site!

archerjoe
11-30-2012, 08:39 AM
Congats to the winners!

Go ahead and post mine, too.

victoriakmartin
11-30-2012, 09:08 AM
Congratulations to the winners!

I know obviously the final standings wouldn't be made public but I'm curious about which stories were in that three-way tie.

lastlittlebird
11-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Congratz :) Well deserved wins!

Bufty
11-30-2012, 02:25 PM
Congratulations to Manuel, Quicklime, and sydneyd!

Well done, guys.

:partyguy::partyguy::partyguy:

ETA- No objections to posting my story. Blows my cover, but, what the heck - :snoopy:

mirandashell
11-30-2012, 04:28 PM
Well done, you three! Congratulations!

VeronicaX
11-30-2012, 04:35 PM
Well done, guys! Congratulations! You all had some great stories for the contest, you should be proud of yourself :)

archerjoe
11-30-2012, 06:06 PM
Which thread can we use for discussions, author reveals, etc.?

captain_ryan
11-30-2012, 06:16 PM
Congratulations to the winners! Well done!

Also, thanks to Mac and everyone at AW who made the thing possible. Even if you just took the time to read and vote, you're doing everyone a service. Healthy competitions like this keep the juices flowing.

muse
11-30-2012, 11:22 PM
CongratulationsManuel, Quicklime, and sydneyd!

And everyone who entered. Some great stories.:Clap:

GrowsOnTrees
12-01-2012, 04:56 AM
Congratulations to you all.

Fallen
12-01-2012, 05:07 AM
Congratulations to the winners and thank you for the good reads from all. (from a simples voter) ;)

swachski
12-01-2012, 08:54 PM
Congrats Manuel Royal, Quicklime and sydneyd! You had some tough competition, but your stories are outstanding. :)

Deepthought
12-02-2012, 04:17 AM
Congrats to winners, it was fun participating. I don't mind my story being public.

Susie
12-06-2012, 01:38 AM
A bit late, but congrats 'n way2go to the winners. Calls for :Cake:s :)