As you know, my short story 'Amphetamine Logic' was shortlisted for a Spinetingler Award in the Best Short Story on the Web category. Well, I finally got around to reading (in some cases rereading) the other stories that were nominated. They're all good. Very good, in fact. If you haven't read them, and you haven't voted in the awards yet, you should. Even if you don't want to vote in all the categories, there is no reason why you can't read the online stories and vote for one of them. It's not that big of an investment of time, and you might find yourself surprised. The stories are:
Amphetamine Logic-Nathan Cain
The Leap-Charles Ardai
Breaking in the New Guy-Stephen Blackmoore
The Switch-Lyman Feero
Seven Days of Rain-Chris Holm
Shared Losses-Gerri Leen
The Living Dead-Amra Pajalic
For a list of nominees in other categories, along with instructions on how to cast your vote, go here. The deadline is Dec. 30, so you've got 10 days. You can read one story a day and still take two days to make up your mind.
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