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wrote Good Stew. That’s the one story I had the hardest time making it through (no disrespect intended).
Flight was very close to getting my vote. At first, I didn’t read into it, or even consider it was an allegory, but @Outlander
(?)’s post made me think more about it, and my interpretation of it afterwards was really enjoyable.
got my vote. In the end it was the most memorable. I enjoyed the humor. But, for future reference, I think it would have been cool to have categories for the voting (I.e. funniest, deepest, best written, etc.).
I really liked Hitchhikers. I think the sort of “Twilight Zone” vibe worked. It’s surrealism/incoherence didn’t bother me. It felt like it was just descriptive at first about the incident, and then turned into a sort of daydream or the imagination of the driver.
I also enjoyed your story. I like that it was unconventional. There was nothing spectacular about the writing style, which fit perfectly for the telling of Auguste’s unspectacular life.
Remembrance was nice. Very personal and intimate, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was sort of cliche; thinking of a loved one on one’s deathbed. But it did illustrate well how sometimes the people no longer in our lives impact it the most, and how oftentimes this goes unspoken.
I think my issue with your story is just about taste. Ghost stories always have that affect on me. But it didn’t strike me as poorly written or anything like that. Just not my cup of tea.
At times I liked the juxtaposition of happy, cheery holidays and abusive asshole, but at other times it seemed forced. Very well written though.
I Never Was sort of falls into the same issue as Jack’s. I just can’t get into Sci-Fi. But, I did think the disappearing notebook was a novel way of writing about time travel.
Congrats to everyone who participated. I thought it was really cool to see everyone’s creative side, and enjoyed the competition. I hope to have something to submit for the next one.