- Saturday, 23
| - Lord
| - Katie
| - Denny
NO time problems -- bloody Malinov took only 1 hour, 59 minutes!
Katie took just about the full 3 hours.
Each had a couple typos--<shrug>; Malinov left one fragmentary
Both did a good job of incorporating the words into the stories; not
that they're peculiar words.
I'm supposed to pick a winner--and I have two really good stories
here. Both are well-plotted, complete, with characters who the reader
can 'know'. Just checked the rules. "The referee declares a winner,
based on the referee’s own subjective opinion of the stories..."
Good thing it's not 'objective' -- I'd declare a draw.
But I've resolved 'no more ties'--so I'll pick a winner on subjective
Sometimes I find Malinov a bit too busy painting with words, and letting
the action lag. Not in this case. Given my general tastes, and an
assortment of personal things, I like 'Wizardry' a wee bit more than
'Mallory'--but it's very close.
Thanks to Mal and Katie for writing excellently. Not that I expected