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Anthology Finalists for Season Four: Sensational

Drum roll, please… Finalists for our Season Four: Sensational anthology are… JULY Mystery Monday Color by Hannah Robinson Magical Touch by Hannah Muldery Techno Tuesday Mari’s Gift by Kelsey Drake Vesper, Shadow Queen of the Death Swamp by L. G. McCary Wacky Wednesday Midas’ Heir by Hannah Robinson The Penguin Plan by Nathan Conlon Thriller

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Editor & Reader Favorites for December 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “Where’s Santa?” A perfect mix of whimsy and heart, with a great punch ending! “Blind As a Bat” The students at the Reformatory School for Troubled Monsters are in trouble once again! We love the story’s characters and creativity. TECHNO TUESDAY “50UL” was too good to be true. A unique setting,

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Editor & Reader Favorites for November 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “The Mysterious Scent of Cookies” uses vivid descriptions that may have the reader reminiscing on their childhood memories and leave them hungry… for more of the story and cookies! “The Nose” has a great incorporation of the theme and has well-developed characters and a clever twist. TECHNO TUESDAY “Tisshe Kaori” –

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Editor & Reader Favorites for October 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “Midnight” – This magical whodunnit with a paranormal angle is perfect for the holiday season. “Night’s Journey” – The opening lines and vivid descriptions quickly hook the reader. We also loved the fact that the main character had a medical issue, as that’s not common in most of the stories we

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Editor & Reader Favorites for September 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “Into the Jonahverse” – We enjoyed sleuthing out the story behind the mysterious voice along with Jonah. “One New Message” – The reader is pulled into the emotional struggle the MC is going through over the loss of a loved one and that final message. TECHNO TUESDAY “Sound Waves and Sunshine”

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Editor & Reader Favorites for August 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “Revenge with a Side of Asparagus” – Great fantasy tale about a man having to choose between forgiveness and revenge. “Salarius” – We loved the main character, with his pompous view of life and his obsession with homemade biscuits, even when faced with a failed attempt on his life. TECHNO TUESDAY

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Editor & Reader Favorites for July 2020

If you’re an author, you’ve probably been wondering, When is Havok going to tell us how our stories are doing? What happened to the monthly updates? Am I in the running for the anthology? What about Editors’ and Readers’ Choice? Writers are a nosy bunch. We’re sorry for the delay, but there was a good

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Top Stories from February 2020… so far

February–the month of love! Ooo-la-la. Just the idea makes me want to speak in French. We loved us some stories from February! A lot of great additions to our Bingeworthy theme! Let’s check out the stories that YOU gave the most love. Here are the February Readers’ Favorites (to date). Remember: if you don’t agree,

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Top Stories from January 2020… so far

I have been negligent in my duty, but since my name doesn’t appear on this post, you can’t stick out your tongue at me. Sure, sure–you know *someone* at Havok hasn’t been keeping up with the Weekend Scoreboard. You just don’t know that that someone is me. Bwahahaha. But here I am. And I have

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May’s Scoreboard

Top Stories for May The stories that received the most lightning bolts for April were Techno Tuesday’s Sins of Fire and Metal by Emileigh Latham and Wacky Wednesday’s At Your Service by Christine Smith. Topping off our other genres, we have Thriller Thursday’s The Tomb of the Ophidian Scepter by Michael Dolan, Fantasy Friday’s Victor by E.A.

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Stories that Roared Loudest in April

It’s May (in case you hadn’t noticed), and that means time to look back at all the April stories and see which ones came in like a lion… Top Stories for April The stories that received the most lightning bolts for April were Thriller Thursday’s Corruption’s Kiss by Margaret Graber and Techno Tuesday’s Words by

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