The Chosen One: EOW’s Readers Have Spoken

Take a moment.

Pat yourself on the back. Or on the bum. Whichever is more convenient. Kiss your lover. Eat a biscuit or a nice scone. Pat a puppy.


You’ve survived the End of the World.

Almost a month ago, we brought forth the apocalypse. We had a Victor. We had a Survivor. And now the people have spoken.

No, seriously. The people spoke. And a lot of them were from the Philippines. (217 of them today alone!) Which is awesome, because I like to think of the End of the World as a sort of global moment of sheer panic, sort of like America’s Election Day in 2000. Or worse, 2004.

(The faster you begin nodding sagely and smoking a bubble pipe, the faster I’ll get to the goods.)

(Are we all nodding sagely and blowing bubbles now?)


Today, gentle viewers, you spoke up and selected your Chosen One. I am overjoyed to announce that the winner of the Chosen Badge is….

Afsaneh Khetrapal!!!


Many congratulations to the fabulous Afsaneh for coming out on top of the bracket! Afsaneh, I will contact you in the next 24 hours about your prizes — but for the joy of immediate gratification, snag your badge and wear it with pride!

I would like to thank everyone who participated in EOW. You have all been tremendous sports, and I have had a blast hosting this contest. It’s been a joy to see everyone coming together in voting madness *wipes away tear* — and I’m happy to end this almost-month-long journey by dubbing Ms. Afsaneh Khetrapal…the Chosen One.

Thank you again for coming out en masse today to support Afsaneh and J.B. — and make sure to give BOTH finalists some love on Twitter. You can find them here: @Afsaneh_Dreams and @jblearnstowrite.

Tell them how awesome they are. They deserve it.

Want MORE EOW writers? Look no further:

@MartinReaves     @Rowanwolf66   @sushixuni    @write_me_happy    @LyraSelene     @lissajean7       @RafaWriter      @falcon_feathers   @eleni18      @bullishink    @klingorengi    @zombiemechanics    @ashviper

**This is everyone who is on Twitter.**

Here is the final bracket, EOW fans!

The final vote count as of 0100 EDT was Afsaneh 47, J.B. 42. I have seen a few more votes come in since voting ended, but just so there are no wars begun on account of this bracket, I wanted to post that here.

Thank you to everyone who voted and expressed their thoughts about these two awesome entries in the comments!



About Emmie Mears

Saving the world from brooding, one self-actualized vampire at a time.

Posted on August 11, 2012, in Contest Entries, Contests, EOW, Flash Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Congrats to the Chosen One! And to J.B., you ran a merry chase–well done. And a million thanks to Emmie for facilitating this bit of madness. It was such fun!

  2. Congrats Afsaneh!!! I’m happy for you!!

  3. That was a bit on the epic side, Emmie. Congrats to the winners!

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