Despite the small size of our community (or perhaps because of it), we had no drop outs. Two pieces did not get submitted for this (one by an author who had hoped to post two pieces) but both pieces will likely be posted later this autumn.
Not a single entry breached the rules.
Interestingly (to me, at least) despite the fact that pieces of any length (as long as they were a one-shot) were eligible for posting, the smallest entry was still nearly 1K - personally, as much as I admire the art of the drabble (like I admire haiku) I much prefer something lengthier most of the time. Over half the entries hover around the 2.5K mark; teithiwr's is almost 4k, and lynne_mitchell's entry is a whooping 10K. That works out to some 25,000 words, guys. Not bad at all. Who knew fangirls could accumulate that much schmoopy crack in one place?
Aside from saying thank you guys - I really enjoyed doing this with all of you, I would also like to thank teithiwr, my brain-twin and fabulous co-mod with whom
Wait? Where's my little gold man?
I've thought and thought about how to order the list, and I've decided to go with ratings - serendipitously , it reflects length as well.
Five Times Winchester Life Imitated Disney by starrylizard [1K]
Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children by schweedie
Aladdean by longhairedlady
The Marvelous Madam Mim by unhobbityhobbit
Forget about your worries and your strife by girlfan1979
New, and a Bit Alarming by teithiwr [4K] [weak R]
Bounce With Me! by lynne_mitchell [10K] [probably hard R]