I've put the second-place finishers from each of the first eight rounds into the poll below. The one with the most votes will join the other heat winners in the final.
ETA: My apologies: I messed up the wording on the poll question. It says 'Heat 8, but it's really heat nine. Also, you can only choose one title in this round [other than that, I got it perfect.]
From the following list, please select any short story titles which you think should progress to the final round
Links to the qualifying Heats
Voting in Heat 9 will close on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 6:00pm (US/Eastern).
Good luck to all who take part!
Vene, vidi, puddli!