The 2005 Kerth Awards

Read below the stories voted by readers as fan favorites of the year. Read other years' stories

Best Super Short

Wedding Day by Nan Smith
Also nominated:
Attack of the Killer Spam by Richard Frantz, Jr.
Best Intentions by Sara
For the Sake of the Story by Sara
Only Yesterday by Wendy Richards

Best Short Story

Something the Cat Dragged In by CC Aiken
Also nominated:
Clark Equals Superman? by Moonshadow
He Said, She Said by Wanda Detroit
Not All Geese Are Wild by Anne Spear
Scrabble by Sam Jackson
Waiting for Superman by Yvonne Connell

Best WAFFy Story

Let it Snow / Let it Keep Snowing / Let it Snow Forever / Let it Snow, Man by Alicia U.
Also nominated:
Barbarians in the Rain by Alicia U.
Every Day's a Holiday When I'm With You by RL
Every Loser Wins by Chris Carr
Ordinary Lovers by Kaylle

Best Comedy

Phero-Moan My Lovely by Mary Potts
Also nominated:
Attack of the Killer Spam by Richard Frantz, Jr.
Chi, Beta by Paul-Gabriel Wiener
It's LabRat's Fault Really by Xanabee
The Ultimate Mary Sue by Yvonne Connell

Best Holiday/Special Occasion Story

The Dark Side of Christmas by Wendy Richards
Also nominated:
The Best Year Ever by Wendy Richards
How I Spent My Christmas Vacation: An Alt-World Story by Nan Smith
Let it Snow / Let it Keep Snowing / Let it Snow Forever / Let it Snow, Man by Alicia U.
Merry Trystmas by Pam Jernigan
What a Difference a Day Makes by Chris Carr

Best Mid-Length Story

A Gift From Shetland by Chris Carr
Also nominated:
If I'd Lost You... by Wendy Richards
Investigating Superman by Nancy V. Sont
A Match Made in Chicago by Chris Carr
My Other Secret Identity by Cindy Leuch
The Pet Bet by Erin Klingler

Best Short Revelation Story

Something the Cat Dragged In by CC Aiken
Also nominated:
If I'd Lost You... by Wendy Richards
My Immortal by Kaethel
My Other Secret Identity by Cindy Leuch
Puppy-Dog Eyes by Wendy Richards

Best Short Episode Adaptation

Reluctantly Engaged / Readily Engaged by Bethy
Also nominated:
My Immortal by Kaethel
Not All Geese Are Wild by Anne Spear
Ordinary Lovers by Kaylle
That Blind Sister of Mine by Tank
Wedding Day / Wedding Aftermath by Nan Smith

Best Long Revelation Story

When The World Finds Out by CC Aiken
Also nominated:
A Gift For Life by StopQuitDont & Jenni Debbage
Rest and Reproduction by Meredith Knight
Twins by Nan Smith
Waking a Miracle by Aria

Best Long Episode Adaptation

That Honeymoon Feeling by Meredith Knight
Also nominated:
Nightmare by Alicia U.
Twins by Nan Smith
Whisper From the Dying by Wendy Richards and Kaethel

Best Alternate/Elseworlds Story

Without a Superman (Clark Kent's Quest) / Without a Superman (Lois Lane's Quest) / Without a Superman (Superman's Quest) by ML Thompson
Also nominated:
Bolt, from Dubuque by C. Leuch
Damaged by Yvonne Connell
The Late Great Lois Lane by CC Aiken
To Protect and Serve II--The Return of a Superman by Tank Wilson

Best Original Character/Supporting Character

"George" in Damaged by Yvonne Connell
Also nominated:
"Gillian Brooks and Jeff Phillips" in The Butterfly Legacy by Lynn M.
"Winnie Byrne and granddaughter" in A Gift from Shetland by Chris Carr
"Bill Henderson and wife" in Supercop by Nan Smith
"Henderson, Nigel, and Mamba" in To Protect and Serve II--The Return of a Superman by Tank Wilson

Best Dramatic Story

The Butterfly Legacy by Lynn M.
Also nominated:
Don't Be a Stranger by Wendy Richards
Waking a Miracle by Aria
When The World Finds Out by CC Aiken
Without a Superman (Clark Kent's Quest) / Without a Superman (Lois Lane's Quest) / Without a Superman (Superman's Quest) by ML Thompson

Best Relationship Story

Rest and Reproduction by Meredith Knight
Also nominated:
Eternity Trilogy: Summer Dreaming / Betrayed / Finding Freedom by Wendy Richards
A Gift for Life by StopQuitDont & Jenni Debbage
Lois Lane's Diary by Nicole Sullivan
Shape of My Heart by Doc Klein's LabRat

Best New Author

Michael Haney
Also nominated:
Caryn Dunsmore
Sam Jackson
Terry Leatherwood
Nancy V. Sont, aka Tipiwoman

Best Overall Story

Damaged by Yvonne Connell
Also nominated:
The Butterfly Legacy by Lynn M.
A Gift for Life by StopQuitDont & Jenni Debbage
The Late Great Lois Lane by CC Aiken
Waking a Miracle by Aria
When The World Finds Out by CC Aiken