Our apologies for the delay in announcing results of the Reader’s Choice Poll. Our expedition into the wilds of the Unwellia went all dragon-shaped. But here we are, with a few scorch marks, one less sword-bearer (R.I.P. Tilbert Quaterpillny), and a small piece of paper with the winner’s name scrawled on it, fresh from the oracle’s grimy hands.
The winner of the August 2013 Reader’s Choice Poll is Kastner’s Job, by Bojan Ratković. Not a surprise that most readers voted for this story. It combined James Bond intrigue and Death’s phone book. What more could you want from a story?
Kastner’s Job won the poll easily, but second and third place were hotly contested. Clawing its way to second place is Masked Desire, by Christel Bodenbender. There was a tie for third place between Phylactery, by Joseph Sale, and The Hatchlings, by Darius Jones.
Tune in next month for the next battle of written word.