Well, this is awkward.
After numerous failed attempts by my wife to reach MultaPaucis and receive a new 500 writing sample, we have no choice but to declare him/her a no-show for the bout and declare Vampyr14 a winner by default.
Why not use their previous submission?
Because this a writing contest...not a flash fiction contest...and the purpose of a new submission is to see if the contestants talent extends beyond just the one sample.
Why does Vampyr14 get to move on unopposed?
Luck of the draw.
This is the first time this has happened in WRiTE CLUB, and its disappointing, but we'll continue on. The voting for the other four bouts will remain open until noon Sunday and then all of the winners for Round Two will be announced later that day.