- Tina Glasneck | @TinaGlasneck
- Mark Ethridge | @mysoulstears
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Mark A. Morris
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
- Eric Martell | @drmag00
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Patty Knowles | @pattydump1
- David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
- Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
- Daelyn Morgana
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Mary Decker | @mishmhem
Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Angela says: I could totally relate to the despair Poor Jimmy Kavanaugh is feeling. I have close friends with the last name so I get it. I also love that it's a complete story. The Capulet line made me laugh.
Mark Ethridge | @mysoulstears
Angela says: Great story, so creepy, and I really want to read the rest of it.
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Angela says: I have to say, this was close. I nearly called this one the winner. The clear discomfort, the hurt and anger, and the "Oh HELL no" attitude of our pearl wearing main character are so strong in this little gem. I love it. Well written, tight, and that last line..."I didn't look back." Power, right there. Love it.
Eric Martell | @drmag00
Angela says: I love the multi universe theory, I love the way the king explains it to the queen, and I love that the king in the other universes don't like the king in this one. This has so much potential to be a truly epic novel and I sincerely hope Eric writes it, because I shall be the first to buy it. I want to know what happens to our king and to some of the others, also.
That’s silly, said the queen. That means there would be an infinite number of universes, some differentiated by things as insignificant as toast toppings and others by major choices, such as whether to start a war. Who, she said, would sort it all out?
Well no one, said the king. They would just all exist simultaneously.
All higgledy-piggeldy? The queen asked. That seems frightfully inconvenient.
Well it doesn’t affect anyone, you see, continued the king, because while they’re all out there, we only exist in one.
The others are all empty?
No, no. There are copies of us in each, each copy having followed a different path into a different universe. That’s what I was thinking about, this morning, that there must be billions of me out there, each living slightly different lives. I feel like maybe that’s what our dreams are, visitations from other universes where there are other versions of ourselves.
Have you learned anything from these other versions of you, asked the queen.
Not yet. All they do is glare at me, so I don’t know much about them. But they sure don’t seem to like me, said the king, who then started a war just to feel better about himself.
Congratulations Ten Time Winner Eric, and Honorable Mentions Bill, Mark, and Silver! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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