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Poll #1745074 TwisterPalooza Fic Writing Challenge

TwisterPalooza stories

It turns out I don't remember how to do an LJ poll.  If this doesn't look right, I'm working on it; I couldn't figure out Blogger polling at all.

I believe we received four stories that are eligible for voting in the challenge: "She Stares Down the Storm", a Tin Man ficlet by randombattlecry ; "Let It Snow" and "Snow Day", Fullmetal Alchemist stories by evil_little_dog ; and "Rainstorms", an original fic set in Australia by Rosanne Dingli.  I keep thinking I missed one story, so if I did please let me know right away and I'll get it up; the poll will be open until June 3, at which time I'll publish my original short story in conjunction (or close to the conjunction!) with the release of Storm Chaser.

These are the stories submitted as part of the challenge that are not eligible for voting.
One is "Santa Pequena", a Fringe fic by strangexgirl :

Also two drabbles I wrote, which I'm posting in their entirety:

"Set Phasers to -- Run!", a Star Trek (original series) fanfic:

James T. Kirk clung to a stump, all that remained of a gnarled alien tree on a planet called, ironically, Hurricane III. “Hang on, Bones!”

A moment before they’d been peacefully taking flora samples; then a tornado tore through the landing party, leaving nothing behind but him and McCoy, who clung to a root. Kirk could see, streaming from distant branches like little warning flags, the remains of red uniform shirts.

“Why didn’t you detect that storm coming?” Kirk yelled over the screaming wind.

“It’s a medical tricorder!” McCoy shot back. “Damn it, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a meteorologist!”

And "A Horrible Wind", a Doctor Horrible fic:

The video screen wavered like a staggering drunk, then focused to reveal the camera was on its side, filming a debris strewn floor.

A gloved hand reached out. After another drunken dance the camera settled on its tripod, revealing glass shards across the lab table and a tangle of hanging, sparking wires.

Doctor Horrible’s goggles hung lopsided. His lab coat was in white tatters, and his hair might have been disheveled – hard to tell.

“Note to self.” Hearing the squeak in his voice, Doctor Horrible cleared his throat. “Note to self. In the future – test the weather controlling machine outside.”

I know I'm still missing a fic, and I've searched through all my entries. I know it! Somebody save me!


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
William Kendall
May. 25th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Poor Doctor McCoy, constantly trying to find ways to play around with that same line, over and over...

There's a Blogger poll now?
May. 26th, 2011 05:37 am (UTC)
Maybe McCoy needs better writers!

I found a way to do a poll on Blogger, but it doesn't fit in a post -- it kind of hovers there by itself, at the top of the blog page.
Norma Beishir
Jun. 4th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
I can't even figure out how to access the four stories!
Jun. 5th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
Re: Voting
I did something that I should have done from the beginning: I LOGGED OUT of LiveJournal, then tried to access my own LJ. I was able to find the stories, and open them by copying and pasting the URL's, but I was *not* able to vote or even find the buttons to vote.

So .... it's all my fault. :-( Apparently no one can vote on LJ without having an account, which is something I didn't know.
Jun. 4th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
How does one vote in this?
I can't figure out how to vote!
Jun. 4th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)
Re: How does one vote in this?
you should be able to just click on one of the buttons, then click "submit poll" right under it. If you can't see that ... maybe you could try changing browsers? I couldn't say -- I just tried it on IE and Firefox, and it worked on both.
Jun. 5th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Re: How does one vote in this?
Nope ... I was wrong ... as near as I can tell, you can't vote in an LJ poll without being a logged on LJ member. I didn't read this anywhere, but I figured it out by logging out, then trying to vote myself -- it's not your fault, it's LJ's.
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