@baseballpie: Would you mind putting links to all of nominated (plus seconded) stories in the master list of stories? If a story is good enough to be nominated, then it's probably worth reading. Yet, none of those "links" in this thread work. It feels like one big the-joke-is-on-you thread where all of the "links" are just regular underlining! :O Having the links means that more people who only have a small amount of time to visit this subforum can quickly find a handy list of links to some of the stories that people in the community have vetted as being some of the better reads. It could also mean that more people can have a chance to vote objectively, after having read all of the stories that made the cut. Thank you! Oh, and if you can link to the previous years' Awards threads, that would also help. It's pretty typical on these forums to link to old versions of a type of thread that was done before, as a handy reference for people who want "more of the same." Thanks!