The Heavy Metal Noir entries are up at Hillbillies and Hitmen!
Please check them out and vote!
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From Patrick's site:
Heavy Metal Noir: Reading and Voting
I received five entries for the Heavy Metal Noir Flash Fiction contest, and they are all posted here. The authors' names have been removed from the stories to eliminate any possible bias. These stories have not been edited.
Now it's up to you. We need you to decide the winner. Vote for the one story you think is best. Please include the entry number and title. Send your vote for the best story to email@example.com with the subject header "Heavy Metal Noir Vote." One vote per person. Please do not cast votes in a story's comments section; I will not count those.
Voting will end at 12 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday February 15, 2007. The winner will be announced February 16. The prize is a copy of The Drummer, signed by Anthony Neil Smith, and the winner's choice of one CD from a list of "classic" heavy metal albums.
So please give each story a close reading (there are only five, after all) and send in your vote.
I also want to mention Daniel Hatadi's most excellent and thought-provoking post at Down in the Hole.
DOWN IN THE HOLE