Alphabet Challenge “F” Stories voting results

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

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

Here’s a photo before I continue . . .

It’s a wood-carved figure, 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.

“F” Stories writers and scoring:

Fins: That would be Gary. He gets 3 points for the first-place finish.

Fatal: That would be Perry. He gets 2 points for the second-place finish.

Falcon: That would be me. I get 1 point for the third-place finish.

This round had significantly higher votes (almost 30% more) than the last round. It’s hard to tell if that’s because or in spite of the social distancing and stay-at-home directives.

Obviously, I wished my story would have done better but that’s how it goes. Again, I’m happy with my few-hours-at-the-last-minute effort and I’m proud to put my name to it.

That said, congratulations to the Broxon twins for damn fine offerings.

And now, I need to call out the two hate votes.

I’m removing the universal hate/love options from the poll as they aren’t helpful to the writers.

I had them in there in the hope someone would at least leave a comment as to what they loved or hated about the stories, but those votes on their own are of no use to us and, by universal agreement, those voting options are removed.

If you really can’t pick one story over the others, don’t vote. If you feel strongly enough about not voting and want us to know about it, leave a comment.

Anyway, here are the current standings:

It looks like the Broxson twins are gearing up to do a number on me. Oh, well. If I’m not willing to raise my game, I have nothing to complain about.

Speaking of which, I’ve yet to write my “G” story, so I’ll crank something out in the next few hours. If I get no interruptions, the “G” stories will be up and running later tonight.

To reiterate, there’s nothing wrong with voting and not leaving comments. Or, not voting and leaving a comment. If you read and liked the stories but would rather not vote, that’s also fine. If you hated the stories and don’t want to vote, vade con spaghetti monstrum volantes.

However, these are trying times. Take care of yourselves first, and if these kinds of offerings don’t sit well on your plate, that’s fine.

One final photo . . .

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


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10 Responses to Alphabet Challenge “F” Stories voting results

  1. mvschulze says:

    There is something frightening about the first image. Maybe it’s just due to the uneasy times we’re in. :-(


    • disperser says:

      It’s the unnatural bend of the legs . . . probably a demon.

      But, I hadn’t thought of the figure as menacing until you mentioned it.

      That will teach readers who voted my story last to be careful of what they wish for!


  2. AnnMarie says:

    To me the figures do give the impression of being aliens, but friendly ones . . . contemplating our fate . . .

    So, congratulations to all three of you. Get those juices flowing . . . they’re right at your heels!

    One more thing, I really like the mushroom photo and processing!


  3. Well, of the 18 stories so far I thought that “Fatal” was the best by far. I even liked the Batman references! So I was surprised to see that it only came in second place. Maybe the story is too close to the horrors we all are experiencing with Covid-19.

    Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Jerry.

      I hesitate to forward this to Perry because he’s already insufferable when it comes to even small kudos . . . this will make him unbearable. Hopefully, Gary will deal with him.


    • Perrylicious says:

      Hi Crowcanyon,
      Thanks for the plaudits regarding Fatal. Sorry it’s taken so long to reply – I blame Emilio. I appreciate your keen eye for literature. Please, keep reading and tossing me an occasional bone.


  4. Congrats to all 3 of you! Super Congrats to Gary for the 1st place win!
    The alien-guy in the first photo needs a body-shave or waxing. Maybe his spa is closed right now.
    (((HUGS))) and keep writing! Gee! The G-stories are comin’ soon!


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