Alphabet Challenge “P” Stories voting results

The polls for the”P” Stories are now closed.

You can check the results of the voting HERE<<link. Since few people click on links, here are the results.

Here’s a photo before I continue . . .

It’s Catalina PBY  at the Dayton Air Force Museum treated to Topaz Impression 2.0 and framed using Topaz Studio 1.0.

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 the “Who wrote which stories?” question.

P” Stories writers and scoring:

Permeability Police<<link: That would be me. I get 3 points for the first-place finish.

Poetic Justice<<link: That would be Gary. He gets 2 points for the second-place finish.

People Problems<<link: That would be Perry. He gets 1 point for the third-place finish.

With 23 votes cast, I consider this a good voting round.

Obviously, I’m pleased my story won, especially because it was longer than the usual offerings (and people don’t often have the time to invest) and because it was a bit of a risky offering (magic, talking animals, a flirty Tinker Bell, and so on).

As mentioned, these photos are from the Dayton (Ohio) Air Force Museum, and I don’t think I’ve done a post about that visit, something I’ll have to remedy . . . eventually.

I thought all three of this round’s stories were pretty solid (if different from each other). Frankly, at the start of the round, I thought Perry’s story would be my main competitor but I obviously hadn’t counted on Poe fans making a strong showing. Probably because Poe’s not my cup of tea. There, I said it; cast your stones if you must. .

So, what are the standings?

As you can see, the race is prety tight. One or two wins can easily flip the standing.

There are a total of 10 rounds remaining. The maximum number of points any one writer can earn from here on — presuming they win all remaining rounds — is 30. I don’t know if the individual writers are beginning to win over loyal fans. That’s one of the reasons behind the anonymity during the voting, although readers might be starting to recognize writing styles.

Still, I hope readers are voting on story merit and not writer preference. 

Anyway, the earliest the “Q” stories are likely to go live is Sunday. Sorry about that, but I’m kind of busy . . . plus I still have to write a story (again), plus the twins both work, etc. etc. . . . In other words, we have excuses a-plenty.

Take care of yourselves first, and if these offerings don’t sit well on your plate, that’s fine. Regardless of your participation, thank you for stopping by.

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