I always remain neutral on the finalists for the storySouth Million Writers Award, allowing the public to vote for their favorite stories. My view is that all ten finalists are great stories. If they weren't great, I wouldn't have picked them!
However, I want to draw attention to "The Tale of Junko and Sayuri" by Peter S. Beagle, from OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show. Normally IGMS is a pay site, where a very reasonable fee--only $2.50 per issue--allows access to their wonderful stories. However, during the public vote for the Million Writers Award, IGMS editor Edmund Schubert is allowing free access to Beagle's story. So I encourage everyone to surf over there and check it out. If you like what you see, consider purchasing an issue or two to read. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.