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2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:17 am
by StalinSays
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Best Drabble
It's that time of the year again - the Drabblecast People's Choice Awards. As indicated, nominations arise from you, the listeners. Please select from the list of eligible 2012-2013 Drabbles below. Nominations close Wednesday March 6!

Nominate your top 5

232
Each Heart Has its Reason, No Matter How Still by Loren Eaton

Falling in love with a werewolf causes problems for a vampire.

233
Ancestry by Keith Fritz

A mother’s last thoughts are for her son, as the mower’s blades cut her down but pass over him.

234
Reincarnation by Eric Marsh

Not all it memories of a man’s life make sense to the undersea creature that he finds himself is reincarnated as.

235
Missing Things by Ben Kapitz

A young girl wakes up with a new set of stitches and doesn’t stop searching until she finds the quarter the kidney fairy has left her.

236
Cloud and Sky by Chris Shreyer

Indian chief Shouting Cloud has correctly read the signs predicting the return of the Sky Father, but there isn’t just one Sky Father– there are many, and they are all armed and dangerous.

238
Moving the Goalposts by Nathan Lee

A teenage boy fails to convince an uninterested, gum-snapping girl that he understands her feelings of otherness and isolation.

239
Pauli's Fallacy by Loren Eaton

A being hurriedly fleeing its own dimension accidentally merges interdimensionally with a pizza jockey, but still cannot escape his pursuers.

240

How to Deal by Chris Schryer

The enterprising resident of a haunted house fools its ghosts into performing everyday domestic tasks.

241
Curtains Up, Sir Richard by S. Zainab Williams

A post-zombie-outbreak actor is almost too talented for his own good.

242
The Lone Star War: 2212 AD by Nicholas J. Carter

A snapshot of a new Mexican-American war involving mechs...and a bad pun.

243
The Swap Last Fall by James Rogers

Two friends swap bodies after being struck by lightning, but is anyone paying attention?

245
Alive! by Lawrence Simon

A grieving father performs terrible experiments with the comfort food brought by well-intentioned neighbors.

246
The Return by Chris Munroe

A man returns home from work and is unable to relate to his wife.

247
I Flunked Kindergarten by Douglas Hackle

One by one an entire classroom of flunking return students are promoted to be their own teachers.

248
First Date by Andrew Morgan

It’s apparent that finding Mr. Right is difficult no matter who (or what) you are.

249
Aftermath by Steve Lidster

Santa’s list is put to unusually ominous use this Christmas.

252
Breakroom Cult by Richard Cassidy

Cult meetings aren’t always all about sacrifices and secret rites, as this office cult debates the addition of a new coffee machine.

253
Wife of the Sea by Katie Leatherman

There is more to a fisherman’s remarkable sea wife than meets the eye.

254
The Cats in the Walls by J. Forbes Stimson

Mysterious cats haunt a man from the walls in this Lovecraft tribute to the story The Rats in the Walls.

256
You Can't Go Home Again by Chris Munroe

The expressions You Can't Go Home Again is given new meaning when a ship returns to port and finds its city sunken beneath the ocean.

258
The Plea by Bellcast

A man experiencing Phantom Limb Syndrome with a reattached arm is unsettled when his arm writes 'Help Me.'

259
The Woman Made of Flowers by Nathan Lee

A man made of bees fawns over a woman made of flowers in this surreal drabble.

261
Horseless by Nathan Lee

The Horse-Lord tries to prevent the advent of automobiles, but cannot resist the newest in horse-innovation: the bicycle.

262
Trolling by Jeff Johnston

The monster under the bed falls for the bait of a child's dangling love.

263
My Wife, the Star by PhineasQB

A powerful alien star-being inhabits a man's wife one day and does not take kindly to the man's objection.

264
Belonging by Jeff Johnston

A boy jumps off a cliff with a group of his friends, much to his parents chagrin.

265
A Good Magician by Lawrence Simon

A magician wonders how long his silent, unmoving bunny can possibly live.

266
Visitation Rights by Lewis Davies

The disgruntled anti-christ hates having to split weekends with his parents--divorced Satan and mom.

267
Happy Old Year by Chris Munroe

2012 comes and no one can afford a New Year. So 1991 is celebrated again instead.

268
The Sea Gods by Lawrence Simon

A delusional man and his therapist discuss battling sea gods in the ocean.

269
Aversion Therapy by Nathan Lee

A new dieting trick: food is given personality to discourage over-eating. Sadly, the weak-willed simply feel guilty for the inevitable slaughter of hapless snacks.

270
The Politics of Time Travel by David Medus

A man is denied sole use of time travel technology, so he travels back in time to fix the situation.

271
Babel-ing by Jeff Johnston

A man gets more than he wishes for when he wishes to speak in all tongues and inherits the various alien facial mechanisms required to speak every tongue in the universe.

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:46 am
by bo_puppet
Bo here, providing my picks:
  • 1) Ancestry
  • 2) The Plea
  • 3) Belonging
  • 4) A Good Magician
  • 5) The Politics of Time Travel

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:08 am
by strawman
1) The Plea
2) The Woman Made of Flowers
3) I Flunked Kindergarten
4) Belonging
5) Trolling

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:39 am
by BraveKiddo
1) The Cats in the Walls

2) My Wife, the Star

3) Babel-ing

4) Trolling

5) Wife of the Sea

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:22 pm
by PureChance
And another tricky choice, this time in reverse chronological order because I decided to scroll up rather than down.

270 - The Politics of Time Travel by David Medus

269 - Aversion Therapy by Nathan Lee

266 - Visitation Rights by Lewis Davies

262 - Trolling by Jeff Johnston

240 - How to Deal by Chris Schryer

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:30 pm
by Crimsonshark
232 Each Heart Has its Reason, No Matter How Still by Loren Eaton

254 The Cats in the Walls by J. Forbes Stimson

264 Belonging by Jeff Johnston

267 Happy Old Year by Chris Munroe

270 The Politics of Time Travel by David Medus

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:45 am
by munsi
259 - The Woman Made of Flowers

...no other nominations, i love this. love it.

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:23 pm
by Richmazzer
233 Ancestry by Keith Fritz
245 Alive! by Lawrence Simon
246 The Return by Chris Munroe
258 The Plea by Bellcast
259 The Woman Made of Flowers by Nathan Lee

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:12 am
by tbaker2500
Lot of good ones!
#1- 240
#2- 234
#3- 235
#4- 267
#5- 258

Honorable pun mentions:
242
263

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:20 pm
by tehmedus
# 270
# 271
# 243
# 233
# 235

It was a great year for Drabbles.

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:52 am
by Seraph
I vote for :

-247

-252

-263

-266

-269

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:15 am
by ROU Killing Time
See what you started, Tom, with your #'s only voting. :P ;-)

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:19 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
munsi wrote:259 - The Woman Made of Flowers

...no other nominations, i love this. love it.
Excellent. I call dibs on your unused nominations!

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:48 am
by munsi
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
munsi wrote:259 - The Woman Made of Flowers

...no other nominations, i love this. love it.
Excellent. I call dibs on your unused nominations!
...sadly not, I'm nominating it five times, just in case nomination works that way.

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:40 pm
by swamp
1) he Return by Chris Munroe
2) Horseless by Nathan Lee
3) A Good Magician by Lawrence Simon
4) Aversion Therapy by Nathan Lee
5) The Politics of Time Travel by David Medus

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:51 am
by billyh70
I just started listening to this show but I love what I've heard. My nominations are:

1. 263 My Wife, the Star - I love this story. I keep marking this episode as unplayed on my iPhone so it won't get cleared off. :twisted:

2. 270 The Politics of Time Travel

3. Trolling

4. The Sea Gods

5. Belonging

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:44 am
by emily
The Plea by Bellcast
Aversion Therapy by Nathan Lee
The Politics of Time Travel by David Medus
Pauli's Fallacy by Loren Eaton
I Flunked Kindergarten by Douglas Hackle

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:47 pm
by UmbrageOfSnow
238 Moving the Goalposts by Nathan Lee (Damnit Nathan, I don't want to vote for you 4 times, so I'm limiting it to my favorite of yours, which has recieved insufficient love.)
240 How to Deal by Chris Schryer
242 The Lone Star War: 2212 AD by Nicholas J. Carter
252 Breakroom Cult by Richard Cassidy
263 My Wife, the Star by PhineasQB

I suspect a pun-bias has crept into my drabble nominations... please don't punish me for it.

Also, I love you Crimsonshark and BraveKiddo. I'm trying to be a classy gent and not vote for my own drabble, but I'm thrilled that someone did!

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:50 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Aftermath by Steve Lidster
The Politics of Time Travel by David Medus
The Plea by Bellcast
Wife of the Sea by Katie Leatherman
Reincarnation by Eric Marsh

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:50 pm
by ROU Killing Time
I'm touched, ASID (whichever way you like.)

It's was all those PDX libs that got their's that got your vote, right? ;)