Alphabet Challenge “A” and “B” Stories voting results

The polls for the”A” and “B” Stories are now closed. Tomorrow, the “C” Stories will go live.

You can check the results of the voting HERE (B Stories) and HERE (A Stories). But, as I know no one cares, I’ll force the results onto you now.

Here’s a photo before I continue . . .

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Can you guess what it is? I mean, yes, ice. What else? Read on, and I’ll tell you.

So, what does the voting mean for the writers? Well, outside of a few bragging rights, not much. But, let’s proceed with the reveals, the answer to “Who wrote which stories?” question.

“A” Stories writers and scoring:

Astronaut: That would be me. I get 3 points for the first-place finish.

Avery: That would be Gary Broxson. He gets 2 points for the second-place finish.

Angel: That would be Perry Broxson. He gets 1 point for the third-place finish.

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Now, there’s a problem with the B Stories voting because there is a tie for second place (or, third place, depending on how you want to look at it). As the one who runs this challenge, it fell on my shoulders to decide how to handle the scoring. I decided to add the scores and divide by two. Meaning, combined, second and third count as 3 points and thus each gets 1.5 points. I’m sure protests will be filed, but since I don’t live near either brother, I’ll just ignore them.

“B” Stories writers and scoring:

Bastard: That would be me (go ahead and snicker). I get 3 points for the first-place finish.

Bullets: That would be Gary Broxson. He gets 1.5 points for the second-place tie.

Baptism: That would be Perry Broxson. He gets 1.5 points for the second-place tie.

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That is the ice that was floating in the birdbath once temperatures got above freezing. I figured it was an interesting photo project.

Anyway, here are the current standings:

A couple of comments. We’re not getting many votes, so I’ll probably only keep the voting open for each trio of stories until the next story goes up (about two weeks). If you have comments about the stories, we — the writers — would appreciate hearing them. Note I added the option of not liking any of the stories (perfectly legitimate), but if you could tell us why, maybe you’ll like the next ones we write (if we heed your advice).

But, there’s nothing wrong with voting and not leaving comments.

I have a couple of variations on the ice photos, these from Aurora HDR.

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