Oh my, that thread! I'm not sure which is worse, the whining about polls being too public and anxiety inducing since it makes it a "contest," or the passive-aggressive jabs about Mara not being "experienced" enough to run things on her own.
I've read a few so far, but not enough to vote yet. Thank you for the link.
So this is done? Thanks to Mara for putting this together!
But don't be surprised if my story comes down for a short period of time. There was supposed to be a second branch that I just didn't have time to complete by the deadline, and so I put a "quick death" ending in its place.
Congrats to all! :~)
I'm a multitasker! :~P
I did my part.
Good job to MHD for placing.
Hmmm, I see. . .
Shelter for the Night is back. Thanks to everyone who's read the story and left comments! But I couldn't in good conscience leave it the way it was; the original version suffered from deadline limitations in which I had to sacrifice an entire branch. This updated version is about 8000 words longer and adds 4 more endings. The "douchebag" branch is still the same, but now if you grab the rake to use as a weapon… things might happen, as I had originally planned.
Fair warning: there are internal inconsistencies everywhere. Incidents occurring in one branch have little or no bearing on the other. This is intentional, for the sake of variety.