Well, here we go.

Vote One: DK.

Vote Two: DK.

Vote Three: CarterHayes.

Vote Four: CarterHayes. “I hope I’m not about to end up as the new Rob Cesternino after this.”

So, that’s a tie.

From there, we go to previous head-to-head.

Two draws: Challenges 12 and 13
CarterHayes: Challenges 1, 3, 6, 11, 14, 16, 18
DK: Challenges 5, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, 19

7-7.

Shit. What’s wrong with you people?

From there, I have options. For instance, I could go with non-submissions. Carter had one, DK had none. Favors DK. I could do overall score; Carter’s is 36, DK’s is 33. Favors Carter.

That’s all well and good, but I never set up anything before. I came up with plenty of ways to deal with it, many of which weren’t fair to either of them, and a few which weren’t really fair to rob and/or nibbish.

Sooooo…I hereby announce Challenge 19a.

Only CH and DK are asked to do this one, though if the other two want to do it as a show of solidarity, more power to ’em, I guess. It’s simply another Fiction 59, just like the first challenge of this game, in which we asked for a complete story in exactly 59 words. To be clear, they must be new submissions.

We’re going to do a speed round here: these are due tomorrow night, Saturday, at 10pm Central. Due date changed to Wednesday night the 27th at 10pm Central. Just like the World Series, I never would have suspected this game to last until November, but here we are! (And for the record, unlike at the end of other games, I find myself oddly ready for Survivor VIII)

We’ll each score each of them on a scale of 1-100, just so ties are unlikely. In the extremely unlikely event of another tie, the favor will go to the one that I scored higher, because dammit, it’s my game, right?

This game is giving me ulcers, Survivors. I can only imagine the wringer it’s putting y’all through.

Cheers.