1: Pinch Week by smackmagnet This is a story I mentioned in my blog - I am so glad to see it here and not behind a paywall.
I am very excited to see where Smackmagnet goes with this story. It could easily be ripped right out of the Cherry Lawn/Family Feud stories setting. Middle America Suburbia.
It has some interesting twists and the author nails the JD Salinger style of writing like a teenager's internal monologue (Catcher in the Rye). It is also a deeply plausible story about humiliation, competition, bets, and turnabout and I would love to see more stories like this done so well.
I can give it a proper review when it's been completed- for now please know I give it 10/10