After much debate and an average amount of sleep I've come up with my selections. They were jumbled around a bit, but at the end of the day I was overthinking it. At times I had thought my first place selection should be number 3 and that my 3 should be 2 or 1 and that my 2 should be 3 or 1. Sooooooooo here we go.
I literally switched my places again while writing this post.
1st Place: @Xinxinix
An interesting twist on the classic zombie genre. It follows a scientist with a god complex and shows the complex nature of the human soul. Very well written, nice idea, nice flow, and nice original concept.
2nd Place: @spirit9871
A very well written piece of a foolish man getting what's coming to him. I felt that the outcome was a bit predictable, but nicely done.
3rd Place: @IceDragon64
Simple, but to me the best written submission out of the entire group. Sometimes it can be content over quality when it comes to writing, especially when the other two submissions also were very high quality. Nonetheless, a very good story about a Fool, a King, and a King who's a Fool, and a Fool who's a King.
Overall, I think all of the entries did a great job at painting a visual. Sometimes that can be the hardest thing to do, but I could imagine each scene quite vividly.
Here's some other comments on other stories in no particular order:
You had me laughing. This was a very funny submission.
You are an incredibly talented and creative writer. I'd like to know what's going on in that head of yours.... well... now that I think of it maybe not.
A true wtf story. O.o
Don't read into it too much if I didn't make a comment about someone's entry. It doesn't mean it was a bad or that these were better. I wish I had more time to write a detailed review of each, but I just have time to make a few short comments!