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    Default ROUND OVER! Short Story Battle Royale: Bracket Two, Round Two (16 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 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 Two, Round Two

    BATTLE OVER! 1. "Word Processor of the Gods” (1) vs. "The Last Rung on the Ladder" (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 2. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" (0) vs. "Quitters, Inc." (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 3. "The Ledge" (5) vs. "The Little Green God of Agony" (0)

    BATTLE OVER! 4. "1408" (5) vs. "N." (3)

    BATTLE OVER! 5. "Popsy" (2) vs. "Gramma" (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 6. "Stationary Bike" (3) vs. "The Moving Finger" (5)

    BATTLE OVER! 7. "Battleground" (5) vs. "The End Of The Whole Mess" (1)

    BATTLE OVER! 8. "The Cat From Hell" (5) vs. "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well" (0)

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    My picks:

    1. "The Last Rung on the Ladder"
    2. "Quitters, Inc."
    3. "The Ledge"
    4. "N."
    5. "Gramma"
    6. "Stationary Bike"
    7. "Battleground"
    8. "The Cat From Hell"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Bracket Two, Round Two

    1. "Word Processor of the Gods" vs. "The Last Rung on the Ladder"

    2. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" vs. "Quitters, Inc."

    3. "The Ledge" vs. "The Little Green God of Agony"

    4. "1408" vs. "N."

    5. "Popsy" vs. "Gramma"

    6. "Stationary Bike" vs. "The Moving Finger"

    7. "Battleground" vs. "The End Of The Whole Mess"

    8. "The Cat From Hell" vs. "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well"
    Votes bolded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Bracket Two, Round Two

    1. "Word Processor of the Gods" vs. "The Last Rung on the Ladder"

    2. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" vs. "Quitters, Inc."

    3. "The Ledge" vs. "The Little Green God of Agony"

    4. "1408" vs. "N."

    5. "Popsy" vs. "Gramma"

    6. "Stationary Bike" vs. "The Moving Finger"

    7. "Battleground" vs. "The End Of The Whole Mess"

    8. "The Cat From Hell" vs. "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well"
    Votes bolded.
    My votes are exactly the same as Pablo's.

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    Oh no, not true! Sorry, I vote for N instead of 1408!

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    1."The Last Rung on the Ladder"

    2. "Quitters, Inc."

    3. "The Ledge"

    4. "N."

    5.

    6. "Stationary Bike"

    7. "Battleground"

    8. "The Cat From Hell"

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    1. "Word Processor of the Gods”

    2. "Quitters, Inc."

    3. "The Ledge"

    4. "1408"

    5. "Gramma"

    6. "Stationary Bike"

    7. "The End Of The Whole Mess"

    8. "The Cat From Hell"

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    Bracket Two, Round Two

    1. "Word Processor of the Gods"; vs. "The Last Rung on the Ladder"

    2. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" vs. "Quitters, Inc."

    3. "The Ledge" vs. "The Little Green God of Agony"

    4. "1408" vs. "N." (very tough choice, as I loved both stories)

    5. "Popsy" vs. "Gramma"

    6. "Stationary Bike" vs. "The Moving Finger"

    7. "Battleground" vs. "The End Of The Whole Mess"

    8. "The Cat From Hell" vs. "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well" (can't vote)

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    Just a little help to Shannon, I think that would make the following battles ended?

    1. "Word Processor of the Gods” vs. "The Last Rung on the Ladder"

    2. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" vs. "Quitters, Inc."

    3. "The Ledge" vs. "The Little Green God of Agony"

    7. "Battleground" vs. "The End Of The Whole Mess"

    8. "The Cat From Hell" vs. "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well"

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    Well one of my top 2 picks has advanced, I really hope the other one does as well (and think it'll be very ironic if they face e/o next round)

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    I'm probably enjoying this way more than I should be... and I'm about to start shoving people into the battles from the first round so I can vote again. Where is everyone else who can vote?!

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    1. "Word Processor of the Gods” vs. "The Last Rung on the Ladder"

    2. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" vs. "Quitters, Inc."

    3. "The Ledge" vs. "The Little Green God of Agony"
    No vote yet

    4. "1408" vs. "N."

    5. "Popsy" vs. "Gramma"

    6. "Stationary Bike" vs. "The Moving Finger"

    7. "Battleground" vs. "The End Of The Whole Mess"No vote yet

    8. "The Cat From Hell" vs. "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well"

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

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

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    I can't believe All That You Love is losing to Quitters!!! The latter is a good story, but the former is a masterpiece!!!!!! bears are very sad

    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 think they're both brilliant stories; I just like the creative concept behind Quitters.
    Spoiler:
    And the ending, with his friend's wife missing a finger? Loved it!

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    yes, right, but... but........ my favorite story is going down!!!

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

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    4. "1408" (4) vs. "N." (3) - my vote 1408

    5. "Popsy" (2) vs. "Gramma" (4) - My vote Gramma

    6. "Stationary Bike" (3) vs. "The Moving Finger" (4) - My vote The Moving Finger

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

    1. "The Last Rung on the Ladder" (5) vs. "Word Processor of the Gods” (1)
    2. "Quitters, Inc." (5) vs. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" (0)
    3. "The Ledge" (5) vs. "The Little Green God of Agony" (0)
    4. "1408" (5) vs. "N." (3)
    5. "Gramma" (5) vs. "Popsy" (2)
    6. "The Moving Finger" (5) vs. "Stationary Bike" (3)
    7. "Battleground" (5) vs. "The End Of The Whole Mess" (1)
    8. "The Cat From Hell" (5) vs. "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well" (0)

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    2. "Quitters, Inc." (5) vs. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" (0)
    5. "Gramma" (5) vs. "Popsy" (2)
    Bears are heartbroken. Two best stories went down!!!

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    2. "Quitters, Inc." (5) vs. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" (0)
    5. "Gramma" (5) vs. "Popsy" (2)
    Bears are heartbroken. Two best stories went down!!!
    "Stationary Bike" was one of my top three; so I empathize with you Jean.

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