One former winner will miss the final challenge…let’s see how this shaped up.

Vote One: Dan Kautz.

Vote Two: Annette Barron.

Vote Three: Annette Barron. “You played a hell of a game, lady. And your writing wasn’t too shabby either.”

Vote Four: Annette Barron. “Good game, great writing. If you made the final two you’d beat anyone.”

Fifteenth Elimination from Spookymilk Survivor XXII: Annette Barron

She’s been a target for a while, but damn near paved her own way to the end with immunity. Alas, she’ll have to wait if she wants to join the pantheon of multi-time winners.

So, DK, Pepper and Zack, your final challenge – blame Gilman – is Palindrome. For this one, your story will follow the path of a palindrome – not literally (though this would be incredible) – but in some way that is obvious to the reader. A palindrome of story beats or emotions would be allowable, which I suppose is closer to a parabola than a palindrome, but…I don’t know. It’s up to you to wow us.

Word limit is 4000 and the deadline is next Friday at 9pm Central. I’ll hope to have one last elimination posted on Saturday or Sunday, leading to jury questions and answers, and then a winner post. Cheers, Survivors.