I ran a contest to find the best short stories from authors all over the world. Problem was, I couldn’t decide between the top four (with the help of my distinguished selection committee). We need your help. I’m going to publish each of the four stories over the next four weeks for your reading pleasure. You will decide which is the top short story from 2013. All four are finalists, but only one can win the distinguished place in history as the 2013 International Arts & Letters Society Reader’s Choice Award (also known as the most popular short story published on justinblaney.com… hehe). Voting will commence one week after the last finalist is presented. Enjoy!