Many were called and, when the dust finally settled, the following stories stood upon the WFC landscape like towering monuments to literary genius.
Ladies and germs, I present to that colossal cache of captivating chronicles, that powerful and perplexing pile of prose, that superb stockpile of stories we call: The Entries.
cam A Cat Named Neutron
fleece The Eighth Wonder
CRwM The Idea Double-Sized Annual Spectacular
The Fool And You Never Ask Directions, Either
zarathus Come Again
hulver The Wedding Guest
hulver Death of the Worlds
Merekat It's Not Somebody Who's Seen the Light
Driusan The Colony
ana Europa, Signing Off
toxicfur Salient Point
Kellnerin The Color of Rain
monkey flipper To Be Established
[deleted] Happy Anniversary
Now, boys and girls, one of these seventeen stories is a true masterpiece. It represents the unfettered potential of human genius and craft when alloyed with keen insight and imagination. But how do we know which on is it? We vote! Using the poll in this diary entry vote for the stories you liked best. This is democracy, this is mob rule! This is the way literary merit should be always be decided: by cage match!
What? You say you've voted for your favorite tales of the end times and you've still got a throbbing, burning, yearning to vote some more. Well, true believers, as a limited, one-time offer, just for you ('cause I like you face), you can now vote on cover treatments as well! Yes, hot damn.
Here are the cover treatments in all their glory. I do need to warn the faint, the overweight, and people with pre-existing heart conditions: these cover treatments are so powerful, each and every one a gleaming fragment of the Sublime, that CRwM will not be held responsible for any injury or death that may result in viewing them. You or your next of kin can take that up with theantix.
Without further ado, the cover creators and their works:
Just how badass are these covers? Their own mommas are afraid of them, that's how bad they are. And they freakin' triple dog dare you to vote for your favorite cover in the poll. Go on. Do it. What are you, scared? Is that what they taught you in that fancy school of yours?
Because we can't stop you, you can vote for as many or as few titles as you want – but only a complete and total blowhole would abuse that system and whatever happens to said blowhole, especially if it involves using a large metal pole to bifurcate their left foot, is well-deserved, but in no way condoned by the management of WFC2: Damn Write!
Voting closed on the June 19th, 2006.
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