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    Default Short Story Battle Royale: Bracket Three, Round Three (8 stories)

    128 short stories, one winner! Choose your favorite short story in each of the battles below. The winners will advance until we have one winner per bracket. There are four brackets. Those bracket winners will then face off against each other. The short story in each of the battles that gets ten votes first wins, that's when voting for that battle will end. You can vote in all, some, or none of the battles, it's up to you. Have fun!

    BATTLE OVER! 1. "Graduation Afternoon" (1) vs. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" (10)

    BATTLE OVER! 2. "The Crate" (8) vs. "Lunch at the Gotham Café" (6)

    BATTLE OVER! 3. "Rest Stop" (4) vs. "Graveyard Shift" (10)

    BATTLE OVER! 4. "Survivor Type" (9) vs. "The Jaunt" (4)

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    My picks:

    1. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"
    2. "Lunch at the Gotham Café"
    3. "Rest Stop"
    4. "Survivor Type"

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    My picks:

    1. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"
    2. "The Crate"
    3. "Graveyard Shift"
    4. "Survivor Type"

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    1. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"
    2. "The Crate"
    3. "Graveyard Shift"
    4. "Survivor Type"

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    1. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"

    2. "Lunch at the Gotham Café"

    3. "Rest Stop"

    4. "The Jaunt"

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    First you choose "Quitters, Inc." over "The Last Rung On The Ladder" and now you choose "The Jaunt" over "Survivor Type"? Library Girl, this is how you become my nemesis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    1. "Graduation Afternoon" (0) vs. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" (4)

    2. "The Crate" (2) vs. "Lunch at the Gotham Café" (2)

    3. "Rest Stop" (2) vs. "Graveyard Shift" (2)

    4. "Survivor Type" (3) vs. "The Jaunt" (1)
    Votes bolded.

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    1.. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"

    2. "The Crate")

    3."Graveyard Shift"

    4. "The Jaunt"

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    1. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"
    2. "The Crate"
    3. "Graveyard Shift"
    4. "Survivor Type" vs. "The Jaunt" - MAN, this sucks! I go for The Jaunt, but...

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    Shannon, I've always been a fan of the underdog.

    Honestly though, I'll explain why. I love Last Rung on the Ladder. But Quitter's, Inc. was one of the first shorts I read and I loved the concept behind it. I went out and purchased Cat's Eye just so I could try to get my mom to quit smoking. lol So, it's a sentimental vote.

    As for The Jaunt, really those were close and it could have gone either way. Since the Jaunt had no votes, I simply supported the underdog.

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    1. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"

    2. "Lunch at the Gotham Café"

    3. "Rest Stop"

    4. "Survivor Type"

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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. "Graduation Afternoon" vs. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"

    2. "The Crate" vs. "Lunch at the Gotham Café"

    3. "Rest Stop" vs. "Graveyard Shift"

    4. "Survivor Type" vs. "The Jaunt"

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    people and animals, friends or foes, please some more votes for Lunch at the Gotham Café!!! It's an awesome story!

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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. "Graduation Afternoon"

    2. "Lunch at the Gotham Café" (4)

    3. "Graveyard Shift"

    4.

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    Results updated.

    And my plea ... Survivor Type Survivor Type Survivor Type!

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    Jean, I love Gotham so much I encouraged two of my students to read from it as a dramatic duo presentation.... that waiter just begs to be acted out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    people and animals, friends or foes, please some more votes for Lunch at the Gotham Café!!! It's an awesome story!
    We agree bears! I loved this story; stuck with me the most (along with TRVHN) thru my first read of Everything's Eventual

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    My vote is The Jaunt is better than all those stories.

    1. "Graduation Afternoon" (1) vs. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" (9) haven't read either

    2. "The Crate" (5) vs. "Lunch at the Gotham Café" (5) - the crate

    3. "Rest Stop" (4) vs. "Graveyard Shift" (6) - graveyard shift

    4. "Survivor Type" (6) vs. "The Jaunt" (3) - THE JAUNT

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    Bump. We need votes. All those that wanted to raise the votes to ten, please go out and find people to vote, thanks!

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    Ballad of the Flexible Bullet
    Lunch at the Gotham Cafe
    Graveyard Shift
    Survivor Type
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    2. "The Crate" (6)

    3. "Graveyard Shift" (

    4. "Survivor Type"

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    2. "The Crate" (6) vs. "Lunch at the Gotham Café" (6)

    3. "Rest Stop" (4) vs. "Graveyard Shift" (

    4. "Survivor Type" (7) vs. "The Jaunt" (4)
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    Results updated: two down, two to go!

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    OK, since the voting has seemingly stopped, I will end the round. Next round will be only "five votes to win." Below are the results of Bracket Three, Round Three:

    1. "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" (10) vs. "Graduation Afternoon" (1)
    2. "The Crate" (8) vs. "Lunch at the Gotham Café" (6)
    3. "Graveyard Shift" (10) vs. "Rest Stop" (4)
    4. "Survivor Type" (9) vs. "The Jaunt" (4)

    Bracket Four, Round Four will begin shortly.

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