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!

Bracket Four, Round Four

BATTLE OVER! 1. "A Very Tight Place" (2) vs. "The Raft" (10)

BATTLE OVER! 2. "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan" (9) vs. "The Mangler" (8)