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    Default Short Story Battle Royale: FINAL ROUND!

    128 short stories, one winner! This one is for all the marbles! Choose your favorite short story in the battle below. The short story that gets eight votes first wins, and then we will have a winner. First, a little history on the two finalists:

    "Quitter's, Inc."
    Bracket Two, Round One: "Quitters, Inc." (5) defeated "The Other Side of the Fog" (0)
    Bracket Two, Round Two: "Quitters, Inc. (5) defeated "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" (0)
    Bracket Two, Round Three: "Quitters, Inc." (5) defeated "The Last Rung On The Ladder" (3)
    Bracket Two, Round Four: "Quitters, Inc." (5) defeated "1408" (1)

    Bracket Two Championship: "Quitters, Inc." (9) defeated "Battleground" (4)

    Semi-Final Round: Bracket Two Champion "Quitter's, Inc." (8) defeated Bracket One Champion "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" (7)

    "The Raft"
    Bracket Four, Round One: "The Raft" (5) defeated "Harvey's Dream" (0)
    Bracket Four, Round Two: "The Raft" (5) defeated "In the Deathroom" (1)
    Bracket Four, Round Three: "The Raft" (5) defeated "Chattery Teeth" (1)
    Bracket Four, Round Four: "The Raft" (10) defeated "A Very Tight Place" (2)

    Bracket Four Championship: "The Raft" (5) defeated "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan" (1)

    Semi-Final Round: Bracket Four Champion "The Raft" (8) defeated Bracket Three Champion "Graveyard Shift" (2)



    FINAL ROUND OVER!

    "Quitter's, Inc." (2) vs. "The Raft" (8)

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    Quitter's Inc.

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    The Raft

    both are rather good stories, but far from King's best

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

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

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    "The Last Rung on the Ladder" is probably my favorite story of all time, King or not. It's so damn perfect.

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    Yes, I know. I never liked that one. Then again, my personal favorite (All That You Love...) has never made any contest past the first round

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

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

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    I liked the bathroom graffiti written down in the notebook. And the ending. The rest of it was just ok to me.

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    I have bump the thread where we were supposed to discuss our favorite short stories

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

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

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    Here goes:

    FINAL ROUND

    "Quitter's, Inc." vs. "The Raft"

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    "The Raft"

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    it wouldn't be too bad if The Raft won. It's a classic, and, like when we voted Shawshank the best film of all times, a compromise that would seem to more or less satisfy everyone.

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

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

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    That's what I think, too. The Raft isn't my favorite short story but as a compromise, I can live with it!

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    Quitters.

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    This is most definitely a tough one... though my top pick is no longer in the running, both of these are favorites for sentimental reasons.

    I think I'll have to go with The Raft!!

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    Definitely The Raft
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    When I read about Eddie’s widowed bride,
    And something touched me deep inside
    The day the bumbler died.”


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    The Raft

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    FINAL ROUND OVER!

    "The Raft" (8) defeats "Quitter's, Inc" (2)


    Thanks to all who participated. See you next year! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    "The Last Rung on the Ladder" is probably my favorite story of all time, King or not. It's so damn perfect.
    "Big Front Yard" by Clifford Simak is better IMHO, but "Quitter's, Inc." is my vote!!!

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    Spoiler:
    Fuck
    . Missed it. Would have voted for Quitters.

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