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Standings for category: shortstoryh

1. The Key Ring, Garrett Calcaterra, Arkham Tales
2. Class Reunion, Robert C. Eccles, Flashes in the Dark, [link]
3. Home for Christmas, Hugh MacDonald, Screaming Dreams (Estronomicon), [link]
4. Black Donald's Coin, Karen Michelle Nutt, Tease Publishing LLC, [link]
4. Last Caress, Steven Thor Gunnin, Twin Trinity, [link]
5. Behind Dark Corners, Staci Bolli, SNM Horror Magazine, [link]
6. Vampire's Hurricane Ball, Christy Poff, Gratista Vampires, [link]
7. Matty, Casandra Lee, Black Bed Sheet Books, [link]
8. The Further Accounts of the Imaginary Friend, P.S. Gifford, Virtual Tales, [link]
9. Grave Offerings, Daniel Fabiani, SNM Horror Magazine, [link]




11. A Picture's Worth, Jason L. Keene, Shroud Publishing, [link]
12. The Last of Us, Jeffrey Conolly, Digital Dragon Magazine, [link]
12. At the Zombie Amusement Park, Kenneth James Crist, Yellow Mama, [link]
12. Awaken to a Nightmare, Brian Barnett, Static Movement, [link]
12. Murder for Beginners , Mercedes M. Yardley, Shock Totem Publications, [link]
13. Tatsu (Dead Souls Anthology), Reece Notley, Morrigan Books, [link]
13. Names, Phoebe Wray, InkSpotter Publishing - Backless, Strapless & Slit to the Throat, [link]
13. Darkness Within, Ash Krafton, Everyday Weirdness, [link]
14. Release, AJ Brown, The Monsters Next Door
14. The Gentlemen's Club, Shells Walter, Static Movement, [link]
14. Universal Donor, Bryce Albertson, Stygian Publications, [link]
14. A Kind of Living, Paul Harris, Stygian Publications, [link]
15. The Grass is Always Greener, Brenton Tomlinson, The New Bedlam Project, [link]
16. Surrogate Fruit, Angel Zapata, Flashes In The Dark, [link]
16. Elixir, Jordan Castillo Price, Changeling Press, [link]
16. Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Barry Nappier, Everyday Wierdness, [link]
16. For Her, Michael West, Shroud #5, [link]
17. The Siege, Joel Arnold, Damnation Books, [link]
17. When Evening Falls, Graeme Reynolds, Flashes in the Dark, [link]
17. Hounded, Stephen Volk, EDGE SF&F, [link]
17. Feathered Friend, Robert Villanueva, Horror Bound Magazine, [link]
17. Being Familiar With a Witch, Sapphire Phelan, Phaze Books, [link]
17. The Sub-Basement, Aaron Polson, Every Day Fiction, [link]
17. Cup o'Joe, Susanne Marie Knight, Sol System Press, [link]
18. Passports, Gillian Polack, Eneit Press, [link]
19. Undead Underway, Brenna Lyons, Under The Moon, [link]
19. The Crooked Cross, Thom Olausson, The Stray Branch
19. Licwiglunga, T.A. More, Morrigan Books, [link]
19. The Long, Deep Dream, Peter Clines, Permuted Press, [link]
19. A Shade of Yellow, Gary McMahon, Morrigan Books, [link]
20. Wayang Kulit, L. J. Hayward, Morrigan Books, [link]
20. And Then, And Then, And Then…, Nick Mamatas, Innsmouth Free Press, [link]
20. Val and Tyne, Robert Appleton, Damnation Books, [link]
20. Footnotes to a Lesson, D Kai Wilson (writing as Sabrann Curach), Living Dead Press, [link]
20. Dead Wave, Joseph McGee, Morpheus Tales, [link]
20. Chef of the Gods, Andrew Wolter, Snuff Books - Raw: Brutality As Art, [link]
20. EF 5, J.C. Towler, Every Day Fiction, [link]
20. Pink Clouds in The Morning, Annemarie Bogart, , [link]
20. Ten Little Phobias, Bev Vincent, Afterburn SF, [link]
20. Vengeance Bites, Christopher Newman, Dark Roast Press, [link]
20. Anniversary Feast, Jonathan Pinnock, Strange Publications, [link]
20. The Blind Man, Carole Johnstone, Morrigan Books, [link]
20. Fishballs & Mushrooms, Natalie L Sin, Strange Publications (Tainted Anthology), [link]
20. Death Babies, S. Craig Renfroe, Flash Fiction Online, [link]
20. Mama Fish, Rio Youers, Shroud Publishing, [link]
20. Rhiannon's Glade, Barry J. Northern, Flashes in the Dark, [link]
20. Eenie Meenie, Gail Smith, Red Rose Publishing, [link]
20. Miss Rhoades Never Did Mention the Blood, Paul Edmonds, Macabre Cadaver, [link]
20. Sweat Equity, S.P. Miskowski, Horror Bound Online Magazine, [link]
21. Portrait of a Kiss, T L Lawrence & T D McKinney, Amber Quill Press, [link]
21. Frost Giants, Nancy Jackson, Under the Moon, [link]
21. Scar;et: Through the Walls, Dallas Coleman, Torquere Press, [link]
21. 32 Scenes From a Dead Hookers Mouth, Kurt Newton, Shock Totem Publications, [link]
21. The Interloper, A. R. Braun, SNM Horror, [link]
21. Room for one more, Thom Olausson, Blood Moon Rising Magazine
21. The Garbacologist, Jeff Johnston, Weird Tales, [link]
21. Future Relic of the Past, Thom Olausson, Twisted Dreams Magazine
21. Pathless, Michael D. Griffiths, Abandoned Towers Magazines, [link]
21. Cold Too Long, Heather S. Ingemar, Niteblade Fantasy and Horror, [link]
21. The Sound of Absent Birds, Mark Onspaugh, Permuted Press - The World is Dead , [link]
21. Twin Thieves (From the collection, The Monster Within Idea), R. Thomas Riley , Apex Books , [link]
21. The Dead March, Brian Rappatta, Shock Totem, [link]
21. Portland: Population 3, Chris Morrow, Aspen Mountain Press, [link]
21. The House on Waterloo Lane, Nicholas Ozment, Arkham Tales, [link]
21. Thirst of a Thousand, Garth Von Buchholz, Sex and Murder, [link]
21. Anima Venti, Bosley Gravel, Shadowfire Press, [link]
21. Steaks, Guy Anthony De Marco, Every Day Fiction, [link]
21. Red-Wat-Shod, Jason V Brock, Full of Crow, [link]
21. Queen Anne's Lace, Stephen D. Rogers, Spinetingler Magazine, [link]
21. That Perfect Dress, John Pupo, Pill Hill Press, [link]
21. Crunch, Neil Beynon, Ballista, [link]
21. One Shot Barney, Christopher Newman, Dark Roast Press, [link]
21. Sarkless Kitty, Alison J. Littlewood, British Fantasy Society, [link]

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