Equus Battle Royal — Round Seven

Fourteen Equus contributors have agreed to pit the equine in their story against all the other horse-like creatures in the anthology and fight it out until only one is left standing. That victor shall win bragging rights… and maybe I’ll make a little ‘I won!’ graphic of some sort 😛

How it Works:

Each Tuesday the competitors will be announced and voting will open. Every vote a story receives counts as one point.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the competitors will each roll a twenty-sided die. The resulting number of points will be added to their own score. I will update the scores via a comment on the blog post and social media.

Voting closes on Sunday at midnight MST.

Monday the winner (the story with the highest score) will be announced and move on to the next round.

In addition, anyone who votes will be entered to win a book. Details are here.

VS.

Story Title: The Boys from Witless Bay

Author: Pat Flewwelling

Equine Combatant’s Name: unknown

Species: Kelpie

Strength: 13

Dexterity: 9

Constitution: 12

Intellect: 16

Charisma: 16

Special Attacks: Super sneaky musical abduction attack! Underwater zombification of enemies!

Special Defences: Superglue skin, now with more hazardous waste slime!

Story Title: The Last Ride of Hettie Richter

Author: Cat McDonald

Equine Combatant’s Name: The Demon of Richter Hollow

Species: Demon

Strength: 18 (The demon takes the shape of a plough horse of abnormal height and strength)

Dexterity: 7 (It has hooves)

Constitution: 18 (Just huge man)

Intellect: 4 (The Demon of Richter Hollow is a creature made entirely of hate. It lacks any other decision-making or problem-solving skills.)

Charisma: 14 (The Demon of Richter Hollow is magnetic in the way all hate is.)

Special Attacks: None.

Special Defences: The area surrounding the Demon of Richter Hollow is hot, so hot that vegetation scorches and burns, wood catches fire, and water boils.

How to Vote:

Comment on this blog post with the title of the story you are voting for.

For example, if this week’s competitors were:

Star Wars vs. Star Trek

and you wanted to vote for Star Trekyou would leave a comment that said, “I vote for Star Trek.”

It’s just that easy.

 

Cast your votes now, and may the best equine win!

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38 Responses to Equus Battle Royal — Round Seven

  1. DianaH says:

    Oooh, this is tough; I love the sound of both of them.

    However, I’m with the water horses to the end! The Boys from Witless Bay for me.

  2. Megan Fennell says:

    BOTH. I want both. These creepy ponies are the bomb.

    …. but I’m gonna vote for The Last Ride of Hettie Richter, just in hopes of an eventual Demon versus Demon-herder showdown.

  3. Dale Long says:

    The east coast has some of the very best stories so I vote for The Bys from Witless Bay. 😉
    Yes b’y!

  4. Pat says:

    Gotta vote for my trickster Boys from Witless Bay! (And for Whoa Nelly, naturally.)

  5. d.f. says:

    Boys from witless bay – great title

  6. Shellie says:

    The Boys from Witless Bay!

  7. Amanda says:

    The Boys from Witless Bay!

    • Rhonda says:

      Congratulations Amanda! Siri chose you as the winner of a book (details here: http://www.rhondaparrish.com/incentive/)

      You can choose any of the unclaimed titles there. Those include:
      A is for Apocalypse
      B is for Broken
      C is for Chimera
      Aphanasian Stories
      Metastasis
      Scarecrow
      or the zombie twofer (White Noise and Waste Not)

      Please make a choice and email me it and your snail mail address to rhonda.l.parrish@gmail.com so I can get that off to you right away 🙂

  8. halli says:

    last ride. i gotta.

  9. belinas says:

    I want to vote for The Boys from Witless Bay!

  10. Cara Herrington says:

    Have to go with The Boys from Witless Bay

  11. Kate says:

    I’m still loving the superglue skin, so Boys from Witless Bay!

  12. The Boys from Witless Bay!!!!!!!!

  13. Tobin says:

    The Boys From Witless Bay, b’gosh!

  14. destiny says:

    I vote for the Boys from Witless Bay

  15. The Boys from Witless Bay! Because Kelpies!

  16. Rhonda says:

    Day one of the voting and the standings look like this:

    The Boys From Witless Bay — 13
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter — 2

    And then the dice got rolled:

    The Boys From Witless Bay rolled 8
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter rolled 9

    And now the standings look like this:

    The Boys From Witless Bay — 21
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter — 11

    There are two dice rolls yet to come so anything could happen! Keep those votes comin’ in. It’s the best way to help your favourite!

  17. Lenore says:

    The Boys From Witless Bay. Because zombies.

  18. C. says:

    I vote for The Boys from Witless Bay

  19. Lisa says:

    Kelpies all the way!

  20. I vote for The Boys from Witless Bay! (:

  21. Dario says:

    I vote …. … The Boys from Witless Bay

  22. Rhonda says:

    It’s time to count in the dice rolls for day number two…

    The Boys From Witless Bay — 26
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter — 11

    And then the dice got rolled:

    The Boys From Witless Bay rolled 8
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter rolled 13

    And now the standings look like this:

    The Boys From Witless Bay — 34
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter — 24

    with one more set of rolls just waiting to be counted. Keep your votes comin’!

  23. JM Landels says:

    Kelpie (I already own a demon pony and one’s enough)

  24. Dario says:

    I vote for…..lemme see….oh yeah…..The Boys from Witless Bay

  25. The Last Ride of Hettie Richter sounds fierce enough that The Boys from Witless Bay will need more sneak ambush attacks to come out on top.

  26. Rhonda says:

    Standings look like this:

    The Boys From Witless Bay — 36
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter — 24

    And then the final dice got rolled:

    The Boys From Witless Bay rolled 3
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter rolled 20

    And now the standings look like this:

    The Boys From Witless Bay — 39
    The Last Ride of Hettie Richter — 44

    And now it’s all up to your votes to decide the winner!

  27. The Boys from Witless Bay for the win!

  28. Rochelle Nuevas says:

    All the way for
    Story Title: The Boys from Witless Bay
    Author: Pat Flewwelling

  29. Bonnie says:

    I vote for The Boys from Witless Bay

  30. Mike says:

    Water beats fire, right? I mean, the water becomes steam but it’s still H2O, the fire just goes away…
    I vote The Boys from Witless Bay, but I look forward to reading both!

  31. Eileen says:

    I vote for the Boys from Witless Bay.

  32. Margaret says:

    Kelpies for me. Here’s to interesting results!

  33. Jennydee3 says:

    I vote for The Boys from Witless Bay!

  34. Lisa Liscoumb says:

    Definitely The Boys from Witless Bay.

  35. Jane says:

    The Boys From Witless Bay

  36. Rhonda says:

    Votes Closed.

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