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Standings for category: shortstory

1. Dude Looks Llike a Lady, Jack Greene, Phaze, [link]
2. Fly, Rissa Watkins, Twin Trinity Media, [link]
3. The Right to Remain Silent, Debbi Mack, The Back Alley, [link]
4. Kissy Face, Cindy Rosmus, Beat to a Pulp, [link]
5. A Song for Andre, David J. Rank, Apollo's Lyre, [link]
6. My Lord Baltimore, MC Scout, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
7. To Delight in Mahler, Jay Faulkner, Long Story Short, [link]
7. Pieces of a Rainbow, Maria Savva, Rose And Freedom Books, [link]
8. Scrooge Screwed, Jon Dalton, Captiva Press, Placida Publishing, [link]
9. Jasper, Lucinda Gunnin, Twin Trinity Media, [link]

10. Liberation via Pen, Cate Masters, Wild Child Publishing, [link]
11. Bells, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Echelon Press, [link]
11. Third Rail, Giselle Renarde, lyd Alterotica, [link]
11. Christmas Magic, Adelle Laudan, Red Rose Publishing, [link]
11. Aiyana's Affair With Mother Nature, TreSart L. Sioux, Logical-Lust, [link]
12. Brotherly Love, J.E. Seymour, Beat to a Pulp, [link]
12. The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon, Catherine Gardner, Bucket O Guts, [link]
12. Seven and Four, Lucien E. G. Spelman, The Boston Literary Magazine, [link]
13. At the Fork in the Road, Mark Chorna, Apollo's Lyre, [link]
13. Crucified, Adelle Laudan, The WIld Rose Press, [link]
14. Tell Me a Lie, Ronna Gage, Freya's Bower, [link]
14. In Sleeping Beauty's Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales, Mitzi Szereto, Cleis Press, [link]
14. Pink: Dolorosa, Syd McGinley, Torquere
14. Holiday Hell House, Christle Gray, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
14. Mated to a Wolf, Marisa Chenery, Liquid Silver Books, [link]
14. Candy Kisses, Kissa Starling, Renaissance Publishing, [link]
14. A Man in a Kilt, Helen E. H. Madden, Logical-Lust, [link]
14. The London Eye, Gay Degani, Every Day Fiction, [link]
14. The Snow Queen, Erastes, MLR Press, [link]
15. Boiling Point, Alessia Brio, Purple Prosaic, [link]
15. Sighted Brother, Deborah J Ledford, Gulf Coast Writers Association, [link]
16. Christmas In Mexico, Jennifer Shumate, Word Riot, [link]
16. Sublimity in Turquiose Blue, Rae Bryant, Farrago's Wainscot, [link]
16. Sunset on Ramree, Robert Appleton, Eternal Press, [link]
16. Collecting Dreams, Heather S. Ingemar, Drollerie Press, [link]
16. A Pint Light, Devon Rhodes, Total E Bound, [link]
16. The Red Jacket, Rita Hestand, Smashwords, [link]
16. With Love, Casanova, Jesse Fox, Dark Roast Press, [link]
16. Her Last, Valerie J. Patterson, Eternal Press, [link]
17. The Portrait, Judith B. Glad, Uncial Press, [link]
17. Elvis and the Ajax Lady, Jennifer Shumate, Pindeldyboz, [link]
17. Water's Edge, Sarah Hilary, Every Day Fiction, [link]
17. Sister Golden Hair Surprise and the Cruiser, Linda Palmer, Wild Horse Press, [link]
17. Noella's Gift , Donica Covey, Champagne Books , [link]
17. Angels in the Landfill, Carlynn, iUniverse, [link]
17. The Good Boy, Jay Faulkner, Apollo's Lyre, [link]
17. Crocodile Elvis, Quentin R. Bufogle, The Las Vegas Weekly , [link]
17. St. Fools Day, Billy Burgess, Stories for Children Magazine, [link]
17. Porcelain, Jess C Scott, Word Riot, [link]
17. Discharged, Stephen D. Rogers, Thrilling Detective, [link]
17. Syzygy, Billy O'Callaghan, Cezanne's Carrot, [link]
17. Suddenly Speaking, Ray Vukcevich, Flash Fiction Online, [link]
17. Bunduki's Lament, Kerry-lyn Witherspoon, InkSpotter Publishing - The Communal Desk, [link]
17. Scavenger, Ajay Vishwanathan, Bartleby Snopes, [link]
17. The Beautiful Move In Curves, Elizabeth Black, Xcite Books, [link]
17. Special Gifts, Lois Carroll, Echelon Press LLC, [link]
17. Neighbors, Elizabeth Black, Torquere Press, [link]

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