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Most Loved Stories from February

It’s March 2nd, and time to look back at all the great things that have happened during the Month of Love: Most loved stories. Most loyal readers. Most popular genre.

February’s Top Stories

Thriller Thursday was popular with readers this month. The stories that received the most lightning bolts for February were both from Thriller Thursday!

Congratulations to Worth Saving by Stephanie Scissom and The Misfits by Samwise Graber. We’ve got our eyes on you.

Top stories (to date) from our other genres include Part of Me by Terry Agold, Dragon Armor by Rachael Koppendrayer, A Pet Rock Named Dave by Justin Mynheir, and Trash Thief by Lauren Hildebrand.

February’s Top Readers

What can we say, Michael Dolan and LilaKimsWriter top the list of Super Readers for a second time with more than 10 comments each in February. They will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of Season One. Thank you both for your support of Havok and its stories. We love that you take the time to read and comment!

For the rest of you, it’s not too late for a chance to win our Super Reader Award. Top commenters for each month will be entered into the gift card drawing. So what are you waiting for? Start reading and commenting now!

Readers’ Choice Awards Update

Two months into Season One, here are our top 5 ranked stories as determined by the Havok Horde:

  1. When Magic DiedMichael Dolan
  2. Life Cycle 63Just B. Jordan
  3. BittenJessi L. Roberts
  4. A Symphony of WordsKerry Nietz
  5. Of Life and BreakfastA. R. Hildebrand

The top ranked story at the end of Season One wins the Readers’ Choice Award, automatically garners a place in our Season One: Rebirth Anthology, and receives a $100 Amazon gift card.

Voting for the Readers’ Choice Award is cumulative. There’s plenty of time to vote your favorite stories into the anthology. Just keep reading and rating!

Editors’ Choice Awards Update

Our editorial teams pick their favorite stories each month as well. These stories go onto the Season’s Long List and are one step closer to being selected for publication in our Season One: Rebirth Anthology. Stay tuned, because next Saturday we’ll tell you which stories our editors chose for February and what made them stand out.

Now tell us: What makes you vote for a story? What separates good flash fiction from great flash fiction?

4 comments - Join the conversation

 

  • What makes me vote for a story is kind of the same reason for what makes a great story over a good story. Stories that are great are the ones that pull me into them from the first word and makes me believe and feel it all the way through to the end. That story becomes real in that moment and speaks to my heart. A difficult feat to be sure but when it happens, it’s magic.

  • Yay! I’m super thankful to everyone who voted for and commented on “When Magic Died.” And I’ve really enjoyed commenting on everyone’s stories!

    The pieces I’ve enjoyed the most are the ones that build throughout the course of the story, whether by constantly picking up the action, fleshing out a scene, or showing a character change. Just B. Jordan’s “Life Cycle 63” was a great example of this by constantly building tension throughout the story, though I think each great story does it in its own way.

    • Life Cycle 63 is a great story. So poignant and bittersweet.

      When Magic Died is just so darn funny from the characters, to the premise, to the perfect ending.

      Very different stories, but both powerful in their own way.

Your Dose of Weekday Fun

Welcome to Havok, where everyone gets  free flash fiction every weekday and members of the Havok Horde can access the archives, rate the stories, and contend for reader prizes! Join the Horde, or enjoy today’s story… we hope you’ll do both!

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