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Thread poster: Aurora Humarán (X)

Aurora Humarán (X)  Identity Verified
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Aug 6, 2005

Hi again!

Ehem... I hereby open this thread for the Participants and any other Third Party, provided such Third Party...icon_lol.gif STOP!

The ProZian community is invited to vote and choose the winner of a Volvo, NO!!!! the winner of The Contest.

All Participants can vote, anybody registered in can vote.

You will have one week to vote and you will have 9 points (big fan of Revolution Number 9, in spite of that old story about the curse, remember it? apparently if one ever listened to Rev. Number 9 backwards (how could one in the days of the Wincofon?!?!?) one might listen to Devil or die... Number nine, number nine, number nine). Come back to The Contest, Au.

OK. I am back. As I was saying, you will have 9 (nine) points, that means, you may decide to give the nine points to one single story or you may decide to split them into as many parts as you want... well, no decimals, please icon_lol.gif

In brief, the 9 points are yours, do whatever you want with them: assign them to one story, to three, to nine, but vote!!!

All comments on the stories are more than welcome.

Voting period will be closed on August 13 at 10.30 ProZian time.

Thank you so very much!

icon_smile.gif Au

The Contest is here:


Aurora Humarán (X)  Identity Verified
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My votes go to Aug 6, 2005

Diabolical Mind (Dan Marasescu) 4 votes

I fell in love with this 'terrible' dialogue the very first time I read it. It is full of plays on words, it is full of suggestions and it is full of contradictions... as life is.

Dr. Stonehart's Clinic (Xola) 1 vote

Unknown thing (Momoka) 1 vote

The Cause (Seadeta Osmani) 1 vote

Grey (Enrique Cavallito) 1 vote

Constant reminder (PCovs) 1 vote

(Pity the song was not called Revolution number 15!)

icon_smile.gif Au

[Edited at 2005-08-06 10:57]


Daniela Zambrini  Identity Verified
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My votes Aug 6, 2005

wow..good thing we can split the 9 votes among more entries, I would have had a hard time chosing a single story/poem!

The Cause (Seadeta Osmami) - 1

Grey (Two2Tango) - 1

The day I lost my heart on a flight of stairs (S_alvz)- 2

Unknown thing (Momoka) - 2

Diabolical Mind (Dan Marasescu) - 3


and many thanks to Aurora for the time and passion (=heart!) she has put into the Contest icon_smile.gif DZ


Local time: 17:20
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This is my vote Aug 6, 2005

I wanna join the vote (no mind the rewards!):

Diabolical Mind = 4
Unknwon Thing = 2
The Cause = 1
Dr Stonehart clinic =1
Grey = 1

Yes, Diabolical mind is great!


Abdul Mukhid


Momoka (X)  Identity Verified
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The Contest is over...I wanted more! Aug 6, 2005

Thanks for all, Au!

Now, my votes.

Xola - Dr. Stonehart's Clinic (2)

I really enjoy this short story's pace; whenever I read it, it keeps me hooked till the end!

Aurora Humaran - Doing the right thing (1)

Dan Marasescu - Diabolical Mind (1)

12nalina12 - To the Green Garden (2)

S_alvz - "The day I lost my heart on a flight of stairs" (3)

Thank you all for sharing your hearts.


two2tango  Identity Verified
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Great contest! Aug 6, 2005

Thanks Aurora for organizing this great contest!

My votes go to:

Jack Doughty - Mind your heart (4 votes)
Dan Maracescu - Diabolical mind (2 votes)
Seadeta Osmani - The cause (1 vote)
Momoka - When there's nothing you can do (1 vote)
S_Alvz - The day I lost my heart on a flight of stairs (1 vote)

Congratulations to all!



Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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My votes Aug 6, 2005

Two to Tango, Grey 3 points. Turns the theme into something unexpected in a very poetic way.

Dan Marasescu, Diabolical Mind 3 points. Amazingly ingenious use of language by any standards, but particularly in a non-native language.

Momoku, Unknown Thing, 1 point. Science-fiction theme which reminds me a bit of Karel Capek's play, the English title of which is "RUR - Rossum's Universal Robots", except that that ended with the robots beginning to develop hearts of their own.

Ines Garcia Botana, Sounds & Life, 1 point. I like the contrast between the joyful beginning and the poignantly sad ending.

S-Alvz, Heart Lost on the Stairs, 1 point. A nicely done literal treatment of the theme.

[Edited at 2005-08-06 22:32]


Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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And here are the results of the Dutch jury... Aug 6, 2005

Dan Maracescu - Diabolical mind (5 points)
Who developed the theme to the edge.

Jack Doughty - Mind your heart (4 points)
For his beautiful, classical English poetry.



Local time: 13:20
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Well done! Aug 6, 2005

Sorry to understand that I`m the outsider in this contest. I had to read the rules more carefully. My story has no relation to the picture.
Nevertheless, I`m very glad I did it.

I really enjoyed the contest & each short story.
I`ll divide given points this way

`Diabolical mind`, Dan Marasescu – 4
(this one is simply perfect)

`The day I lost my heart on a flight of stairs`, S_alvz – 5 (this one touched my heart)

[Edited at 2005-08-06 21:59]


Ines Garcia Botana  Identity Verified
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My votes Aug 7, 2005

My votes

Seadeta Osmani - The Cause (4 votes)
Jack Doughty - Mind your heart (5 votes)



Local time: 20:20
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My votes Aug 7, 2005

Momoka - "Unknown Thing" 3 points
Seadata - "The Cause" 2 points
Momoka - "When there's nothing one can do" 2 points
Marescu - "Diabolical Mind" 1 point
S-alvaz - "The day I lost my heart on a flight of stairs" 1 point

Great reading!


Natalia Elo  Identity Verified
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My votes Aug 8, 2005

Dear contestants,

I greately admire the mastery of yours. My votes go to:

3pt Daniela Zambrini Mind your heart, instead...

3pt Seadeta Osmani The Cause

3pt Aurora Humarán Doing the right thing

Thank you



Sandra Alvarez
Local time: 11:20
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My votes Aug 8, 2005

Thanks Aurora, the contest was great fun! Hope we can do this again.

Now, my votes:

-Unknown Thing: 4pts
-The Cause: 1pt
-Diabolical Mind: 2pts
-Mind your Heart: 1pt
-Sounds and Life: 1pt

Congratulations to all!

Best regards,


Seadeta Osmani  Identity Verified
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My 9 Aug 8, 2005

Hi All!

Writing from an Internet Cafe, southern Turkey, on my vacation.

Hope you do not mind me voting!

Like this:

Dan Marasescu -- Diabolical mind -- 3
S_alvz --- The day I lost my heart... --- 3
Jack Doughty --- Mind your heart --- 3

Greets from Kas, Turkey!



Dan Marasescu  Identity Verified
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My points, heartily, if you don't mind Aug 9, 2005

Thanks, Au. We should do this more often.icon_smile.gifJack Doughty, Mind your heart - 4 points
I think this is beautiful. Somehow, it reminds me of 18th Century Romanian poets. (don´t ask me to translateicon_biggrin.gif)
Aurora Humarán, Doing the Right Thing - 2 points
This exageration is so true!
Seadeta Osmani, The Cause - 1 point
Good cinematographic style.
Enrique Cavalitto, Grey - 1 point
Scary emptyness.
S_alvz, The day I lost my heart on a flight of stairs - 1 point
Although I don´t really agree. There´s a saying: It´s bad with the bad, but it´s worse without the bad.icon_smile.gif

Thank you all! Let's hope more people join us next time.


[Edited at 2005-08-11 13:49]

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