I felt the general standard of writing here (with one notable exception) was higher than in the Satanic section.
1 - 5pts - Breakdown at Tiffany's. Excellent. Writing in the second person is jarringly effective here.
2 - 3pts - Shadows. Very well written, and rather unsettling to say the least.
3 - 2pts - The Story of Extanus. A good yarn, well told.
hope: made me laugh out loud. some lovely writing in this. 1st: 5 points
my surrender: you can guess the twist early enough, i think, but this is some excellent writing. made me sad at the end 2nd: 3 points
the story of extanus: enjoyed this. ha! guess it explains why the unicorns died out too... 3rd: 2 points