Alphabet Challenge “D” Stories voting results

The polls for the”D” Stories are now closed. Soon, the “E” Stories will go live.

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

Here’s a photo before I continue . . .

This little guy likes to travel back and forth across my back yard . . . but, if it notices me when I’m out there, he bolts and runs off as if the dickens were after it. I’ve never done anything to warrant this apparent terrified reaction. If it keeps it up, I’ll get annoyed and start chasing it, at least giving it a reason for being scared of an old man with a camera.

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.

“D” Stories writers and scoring:

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

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

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

I’ve seen a few of these guys around, but never close enough for a good photo. This bird was about 35 yards away.

This round had a lower turnout; sixteen (16) votes versus twenty-three (23) votes for the previous round. Of course, we’re in the midst of a pandemic and people have other things to worry about besides reading and voting in this contest.

Aside from that, I was surprised as I thought my competitors would score higher and I had picked one of theirs to win. They turned in solid offerings with strong themes. Perhaps they were too serious with their themes, but who knows. 

I still maintain the writing itself is very good, so I’m chalking up the results to the stories themselves.

I was looking at the rocks in my front flowerbed when I noticed what looked like a piece of pork just sitting there. I almost grabbed it for a little morsel, but then I figured it might be a good idea to leave it for the wildlife. But, nicely marbled, it was.

Anyway, here are the current standings:

A couple of comments. For each trio of stories, I’ll keep the voting open until the next story group goes up (about two weeks). If you have comments about the stories, we — the writers — would appreciate hearing them. I added the option of not liking any of the stories (perfectly legitimate), but if you could tell us why maybe you’ll help us improve the next ones we write (if we heed your advice).

Since I have the option of liking none of the stories, I’ll also add the option of liking all the stories. Realistically, that’s not all that helpful as far as the challenge goes, and I think a reader should be able to decide on one story making more of an impact than the others.

However, just in case we have wishy-washy readers, they’ll have the option of letting us writers know how brilliant we are. They won’t add to the scoring but it helps by letting me know how many people actually read the stories.

To reiterate, there’s nothing wrong with voting and not leaving comments. If you read the stories but would rather not vote, that’s also fine, but we would appreciate letting us know you at least read the stories.

One final photo . . .

Also in my front flowerbed, I’m not sure how this tiny mummy got there. All you can see is the head, but I presume if I started digging, I’d find the rest of it.

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