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    Default ROUND OVER! Short Story Battle Royale: Bracket Four, Round One

    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 five 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!

    Bracket Four, Round One

    BATTLE OVER! 1. "The Night of the Tiger" (5) vs. "The Ten O'Clock People" (2)

    BATTLE OVER! 2. "A Very Tight Place" (5) vs. "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber" (0)

    BATTLE OVER! 3. "Herman Wouk is Still Alive" (5) vs. "Stud City" (2)

    BATTLE OVER! 4. "The Things They Left Behind" (1) vs. "Children of the Corn" (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 5. "Harvey's Dream" (0) vs. "The Raft" (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 6. "The Man Who Loved Flowers" (1) vs. "In the Deathroom" (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 7. "Chattery Teeth" (5) vs. "The King Family and the Wicked Witch" (0)

    BATTLE OVER! 8. "Throttle" (5) vs. "Blind Willie" (3)

    BATTLE OVER! 9. "Ayana" (5) vs. "Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)" (2)

    BATTLE OVER! 10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan” (5) vs. "Weeds" (1)

    BATTLE OVER! 11. "The Fifth Quarter" (2) vs. "Night Surf" (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 12. "Cain Rose Up" (5) vs. "The Beggar and the Diamond" (0)

    BATTLE OVER! 13. "The Gingerbread Girl" (5) vs. "The Dune" (1)

    BATTLE OVER! 14. "The Mangler" (5) vs. "The Doctor's Case” (0)

    BATTLE OVER! 15. "The Stranger" (1) vs. "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation" (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 16. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" (5) vs. "Uncle Otto's Truck" (3)

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    My picks:

    1. NONE
    2. "A Very Tight Place"
    3. NONE
    4. "Children of the Corn"
    5. "The Raft"
    6. "In the Deathroom"
    7. "Chattery Teeth"
    8. "Throttle"
    9. "Ayana"
    10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan"
    11. "The Fifth Quarter"
    12. "Cain Rose Up"
    13. "The Gingerbread Girl"
    14. "The Mangler"
    15. NONE
    16. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French"

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    1. "The Night of the Tiger"

    2.

    3. "Herman Wouk is Still Alive"

    4. "Children of the Corn"

    5. "The Raft"

    6. "In the Deathroom"

    7. "Chattery Teeth"

    8. "Throttle"

    9. "Morning Deliveries

    10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan”

    11. "The Fifth Quarter"

    12. "Cain Rose Up"

    13. "The Gingerbread Girl"

    14. "The Mangler"

    15.

    16. "Uncle Otto's Truck"

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    1. "The Ten O'Clock People"

    2. "A Very Tight Place"

    4. "Children of the Corn"

    5. "The Raft"

    6. "The Man Who Loved Flowers"

    7. "Chattery Teeth"

    9. "Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)"

    11. "Night Surf"

    12. "Cain Rose Up"

    14. "The Mangler"

    16. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French"

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    1. "The Ten O'Clock People"
    2. "A Very Tight Place"
    3. "Herman Wouk is Still Alive"
    4. "Children of the Corn"
    5. "The Raft"
    6. "In the Deathroom"
    7. "Chattery Teeth"
    8. "Throttle"
    9. "Ayana"
    10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan”
    11. "Night Surf"
    12. "Cain Rose Up"
    13. "The Dune"
    14. "The Mangler"
    15. "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation"
    16. "Uncle Otto's Truck"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post

    Bracket Four, Round One

    1. "The Night of the Tiger" vs. "The Ten O'Clock People"

    2. "A Very Tight Place" vs. "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber"

    3. "Herman Wouk is Still Alive" vs. "Stud City"

    4. "The Things They Left Behind" vs. "Children of the Corn"

    5. "Harvey's Dream" vs. "The Raft"

    6. "The Man Who Loved Flowers" vs. "In the Deathroom"

    7. "Chattery Teeth" vs. "The King Family and the Wicked Witch"

    8. "Throttle" vs. "Blind Willie"

    9. "Ayana" vs. "Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)"

    10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan” vs. "Weeds"

    11. "The Fifth Quarter" vs. "Night Surf"

    12. "Cain Rose Up" vs. "The Beggar and the Diamond"

    13. "The Gingerbread Girl" vs. "The Dune"

    14. "The Mangler" vs. "The Doctor's Case”

    15. "The Stranger" vs. "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation"

    16. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" vs. "Uncle Otto's Truck"
    Votes bolded. I like how #13 is two Florida-set stories. Also, go Weeds! This story (and The Crate) must be collected. Also go the newest classics Batman and Robin and Herman.

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    1. "The Night of the Tiger"
    2. "A Very Tight Place"
    3. "Stud City"
    4. "Children of the Corn"
    5. "The Raft"
    6. "In the Deathroom"
    7. "Chattery Teeth"
    8. "Blind Willie"
    9. "Ayana"
    10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan”
    11. "Night Surf"
    12. "Cain Rose Up"
    13. "The Gingerbread Girl"
    14. "The Mangler"
    15. " "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation"
    16. "Uncle Otto's Truck"
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    1.

    2. "A Very Tight Place"

    3.

    4. "Children of the Corn"

    5. "Harvey's Dream"

    6. "The Man Who Loved Flowers"

    7.

    8.

    9. "Ayana"

    10.

    11."Night Surf"

    12.

    13. "The Gingerbread Girl"

    14. "The Mangler"

    15.

    16. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French"

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    My Pick

    1. "The Night of the Tiger"

    2. "A Very Tight Place"

    3. "Herman Wouk is Still Alive"

    4. "The Things They Left Behind"

    5. "The Raft"

    6. "In the Deathroom"

    7. "Chattery Teeth"

    8. "Blind Willie"

    9. "Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)"

    10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan"

    11. "Night Surf"

    12. "Cain Rose Up"

    13. "The Gingerbread Gir"

    14. "The Mangler"

    15. "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation"

    16. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French"

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    4. "Children of the Corn"

    5. "The Raft"

    6. "In the Deathroom"

    9. "Ayana"

    10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan”

    14. "The Mangler"

    16. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French

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    Can't believe Weeds lost.

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    Come on, it was up against a vomit story. I feel bad for "Ayana" in the next round, lol. Lard Ass Hogan is gonna win it all!

    lol, but on a serious note, as long as Last Rung and Survivor Type make it to the end, I'm happy.

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    Are these match ups randomized?

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    Yep, I took all the short stories, and sent them through a randomiser a few times. Just for the first round though. The way the brackets are set up now is how they will stay all the way to the end.

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    My two horses are both in bracket 2. Last Rung is a solid pick though.

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    Come on people, surely there is someone out there who hasn't voted yet!

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    The Night Of The Tiger, Stud City, Blind Willie, and The Stranger.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    The Night Of The Tiger, Stud City, Blind Willie, and The Stranger.

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    Thanks for voting, Brice!

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    3. "Herman Wouk is Still Alive" (4) vs. "Stud City" (2) - my vote Herman Wouk is still alive

    8. "Throttle" (4) vs. "Blind Willie" (3) - my vote Throttle

    15. "The Stranger" (1) vs. "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation" (4) - my vote Batman & Robin

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    And Bracket Four, Round One is over! The final battle results are as follows:

    1. "The Night of the Tiger" (5) vs. "The Ten O'Clock People" (2)
    2. "A Very Tight Place" (5) vs. "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber" (0)
    3. "Herman Wouk is Still Alive" (5) vs. "Stud City" (2)
    4. "Children of the Corn" (5) vs. "The Things They Left Behind" (1)
    5. "The Raft" (5) vs. "Harvey's Dream" (0)
    6. "In the Deathroom" (5) vs. "The Man Who Loved Flowers" (1)
    7. "Chattery Teeth" (5) vs. "The King Family and the Wicked Witch" (0)
    8. "Throttle" (5) vs. "Blind Willie" (3)
    9. "Ayana" (5) vs. "Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)" (2)
    10. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan” (5) vs. "Weeds" (1)
    11. "Night Surf" (5) vs. "The Fifth Quarter" (2)
    12. "Cain Rose Up" (5) vs. "The Beggar and the Diamond" (0)
    13. "The Gingerbread Girl" (5) vs. "The Dune" (1)
    14. "The Mangler" (5) vs. "The Doctor's Case” (0)
    15. "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation" (5) vs. "The Stranger" (1)
    16. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" (5) vs. "Uncle Otto's Truck" (3)

    Bracket Four, Round Two will begin in another thread right now.

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    Great!! And here I am finally breaking down and submitting a vote!!! Sure, go and declare a "winner" after all your "Short Story Whoring"!!!!! LOL

    If you still care:

    1. The Mangler
    2. Children of the Corn
    3. The Raft

    But of course you don't care anymore!!!! I'm such a lonely "Haven Fund Whore, with a big heart"

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