NOTE: early votes will NOT be accepted without prior approval from the moderators. Submit your votes during the appropriate time frame.
See How to Participate for complete rules and disclaimers.
Voting starts Wednesday morning at 10:00am PDT / 12:00 CST / 1:00pm EST / 10:30pm IST / 5:00pm WET/GMT/ 4:00am AEDT (Friday) and ends the same time on Thursday / 4:00am AEDT (Friday). Winner will be announced in the Comment and Story thread.
Anyone may vote, but in order for your story to qualify you must vote, you can vote only once and may not vote for yourself.