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 thoughts on “Equus Battle Royal — Round Seven

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

    • 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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’!

    • Alas, you can only vote once per round, even if you use a different email address. Sorry.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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!

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