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Standings for category: shortstorysf

1. The Pilgrimage, T.W. Ambrose, Residential Aliens, [link]
2. Yaggoth-Voor, Bruce Durham, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
3. Galatea's Stepchildren, Sam S. Kepfield, The Future Fire, [link]
4. A Delivery of Cheesesteaks, Alan Grayce, Flash Fiction Online, [link]
5. Who Mourns for the Hangman?, Sue Bolich, Damnation Books, [link]
5. Boudha, KV Taylor, Morrigan Books, [link]
5. Retribution, Carol Lynne, Resplendence Publishing, LLC, [link]
6. Rights of Passage, Pete Kempshall, Morrigan Books, [link]
6. Chalk Dust, Gay Degani, Night Train, [link]
7. Poisonous Redemption, Kate Martin, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
8. When Good Limbs Die, Heather Wildman, The New Bedlam Project, [link]
8. Anamnesis, Ash Krafton, Silver Blade, [link]
8. Dangerous Skies, Gustavo Bondoni, Every Day Fiction, [link]
9. Dawn of the Seraphs, Adrianne Brennan, Love You Divine, [link]

10. The Passage to Summer, Gerri Bowen, Highland Press, [link]
10. The Lure of the Vine, Cate Masters, Freya's Bower, [link]
10. The Darkest Night, Susan Sosbe, Twin Trinity, [link]
10. Angels, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Ensorcelled Magazine, [link]
10. She Called Me Sweetie, Glenn Lewis Gillette, Apex Magazine, [link]
10. 10:15, Trent Kinsey, Eternal Press, [link]
11. The Lion The Leopard and The Wolf, Eliza March, Siren Publishing, [link]
12. Homecoming, Lori Titus, Sonar4Ezine, [link]
12. The Duende and the Muse, Cate Masters, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
12. RIMFIRE, Michael Davis, Champagne Books, [link]
12. The Real Mother Goose, Selena kitt, Excessica, www.excessica.com
12. Thunder Canyon, Jeff Draper, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
13. Golden Visions, Christine Lajoie Golden [editorgvm@hotmail.com], , www.goldenvisionsmagazine.biz
13. Time Currents, Brenna Lyons, LL Productions, [link]
13. The Dive, Edward McKeown, Altered Dimensions, [link]
13. Fantasy Quest, Tina Gerow, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
13. Forgive Men Their Tresspasses, J Alan Erwine, Afterburn SF, [link]
14. Professor Malakoff's Amazing Ethereal Telegraph, Lou Antonelli, Science Ffiction Trails, [link]
14. Upon Midnight, Buffy Christopher, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
14. Beautiful White Bodies, Alice Sola Kim, Strange Horizons, [link]
14. Vasily and the Beast Gods, Daniel R. Robichaud, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
14. Kate of Kratos, Robert Appleton, Eternal Press, [link]
14. First Line, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Dark Quest Books, www.sidhenadaire.com
14. Lone Huntress, AP Miller, Carnal Desires, [link]
14. A Native Soul, Anne M. Pillsworth, MindFlights, [link]
15. Saving Hitler, Chuck Rothman, Space and Time Magazine, [link]
15. Pirates of the Dark Rift, Jack Hillman, Afterburn SF, [link]
15. The Shadow Stone, Regan Black, Echelon Press, [link]
15. HeartSeeds, Helgaleena, Dark Roast Press, [link]
15. On a Clear Day You Can See All the Way to Conspiracy, Desmond Warzel, SFReader, [link]
15. A Small Sacrifice, Mike Lynch, Digital Dragon, [link]
15. Spirits, Jaleta Clegg, Abandoned Towers Magazine, [link]
15. Wolves of the West, Charlie Cochrane, Queered Fiction, [link]
15. Revolving Door, Pete Tzinski, Dunesteef, [link]
15. Trine, T.C. Blue, Torquere Books, [link]
15. As from His Lair, the Wild Beast, Michael Ehart, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
15. Summon Me Swiftly, Christle Gray, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
15. At Both Ends, K.C. Ball, Flash Fiction Online, [link]
15. The Wolf of Winter, Bill Ward, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
16. Coquettrice, Angel Leigh McCoy, Comet Press, [link]
16. Defying The Lixcht Studies, Pamela Tyree Griffin, Bewildering Sories, [link]
16. Golden Pepper, Jay Lake, Flash Fiction Online, [link]
16. Evolution, Jess C Scott, Xenith, [link]
16. Bagonoun's Wonderful Songbird, John B. Rosenman, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
16. Adrift, Andrew S. Fuller, Every Day Fiction, [link]
16. Beyond the Reach of His Gods, Brian Ruckley, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
16. The Spider in You, Sean Markey, Strange Horizons, [link]
16. Santa's Last Gift, Barry Hunter, Whortleberry Press, [link]
16. An Assessment of the Incident at Camp Righteous, Nayad A. Monroe, Flying Pen Press, [link]
16. Boys Will Be Boys, Marc Vun Kannon, Echelon Press, [link]
16. The Sixth Day, Robey Jenkins, Afterburn SF, [link]
16. The Piligramige, T.W, Residential Aliens
16. Assassins, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Echelon Press, [link]
16. Portrait of a Behemoth, Richard K. Lyon & Andrew J. Offutt, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
16. Tears of the Android, JR Hume, Every Day Fiction, [link]
16. To Remember Riobarre, Alma Alexander, Space and TIme Magazine, [link]
16. Stop the war, Gabriel Timar, Wirte Words Inc., [link]
16. Seasons of Change, Stephen D. Rogers, Emerald Tales, [link]
16. Zoogarish, John Randall Williams, Queered Fiction, [link]
16. Runner of the Hidden Ways, Jason Thummel, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
16. Neat Alyssum, Phoebe Matthews, Crossed Genres Issue 7, [link]
16. Uncreation Myth, Michael C. Lea, Peryton Publishing, [link]
16. Easy Pickings, H. Earl Wilkinson , Abandoned Towers Magazine, [link]
16. Freak Factor, Viola Grace, Devine Destinies, [link]
16. Chasing His Own Tale, Marc Vun Kannon, Echelon Press, [link]
16. A Wolf's Moon, Quinn Smythwood, Queered Fiction, [link]
16. All is Dust and Darkness, Mark Onspaugh, Hadley Rille Books, Footprints, [link]

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