Alphabet Challenge “E” Stories voting results

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

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

Here’s a photo before I continue . . .

Yes, it’s stuffed, photographed, cropped, with a sky added and treated to Topaz Impression 2.0.

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.

“E” Stories writers and scoring:

Evangelist: That would be Perry. He gets 3 points for the first-place finish.

Embroiled: That would be me. I gets 2 points for the second-place finish.

Endowments: That would be Gary. He gets 1 point for the third-place finish.

Yes, also stuffed, etc. etc.

This round had the same turnout as last time; sixteen (16) votes. Of course, we’re watching the world implode and people have other things to worry about besides reading and voting in this contest.

I’m not too displeased with my showing as it was a last-minute offering with minimal editing.

I feel like I need to call out the one odd vote; I just don’t believe anyone can dislike the stories “exactly equal”. I wrote the option in those words knowing it’s an impossibility. I can understand not wanting to vote, but even if someone hated all of the stories, they must have some sort of ranking. I mean, I hate broccoli, Democrats, and Republicans, but there’s no way I can honestly say I dislike them all exactly the same . . . wait . . . nevermind.

It’s the asymptote problem; as curve approaches infinity, it’s indistinguishable from a straight line. Nice! . . . one reader thought our stories were infinitely bad.

Anyway, here are the current standings:

To reiterate, there’s nothing wrong with voting and not leaving comments. Or, not voting and leaving a comment. 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.

However, these are trying times. Take care of yourselves first, and if you want to pass on future stories, that’s fine.

One final photo . . .

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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4 Responses to Alphabet Challenge “E” Stories voting results

  1. Good to find out the voting results AND the total-tally so far!
    Congrats to all three writers! I always enjoy your stories! I look forward to the next crop!
    Beautiful bird photos!
    (((HUGS))) and hope you and M are doing well and are safe.
    PS…Right now I’m thinking about turkey and dressing. Wonder why?!


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Carolyn, and yes, we’re both safe (and hoping the same for you and yours).

      The birds were (somewhat sadly) stuffed and on display at the Rend Lake Nature Center.

      I cut out the background and replace it with various skies and then applied the painting filters from Topaz Impressions.

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  2. AnnMarie says:

    Congrats to all three of you! And to you for leading the pack!

    I so like your photo offerings!!! I’ll be placing the 3rd (owl) on my lock screen folder so I can see it once in a while PLUS I’ll be saving your geese photo as a reference to watercolor paint it! Love it!


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Ann. As I said above, they were at a nature center. I cut them out of the original photo using a phone app, so the edges were not clean enough to show as an actual photo, but the Impression filters worked well in conjunction with Luminar 4 Sky Replacement.


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