Alphabet Challenge “V” Stories voting results

The polls for the”V” Stories closed today at noon.

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 . . .

Grand Tetons NP, Wyoming


It’s Aspens and Evergreens treated to Topaz Impression 2.0 and framed using Topaz Studio 1.0.

So, what does the result 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.

V” Stories writers and scoring:

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

Virgil Wins the Lottery: That would be Gary. He gets 1.5 points for the tie.

Voyager: That would be me. I get1.5 points for the tie.

With 29 votes cast, I consider this a good voting round (but still a decline from previous rounds).

Once again, Perry channeled his knowledge of various tales and put his own spin on them. This round, I had said he’d likely win, and he did. Congratulations on a fine piece of writing.

Dried Lake Bed — Grand Tetons NP


They may have started slow, but both Gary and Perry are bringing their A-game for the race to the finish. That said, the voting is pretty tight . . . five of the last six rounds were decided by two votes or less. Half of them by one vote. Much like in the national elections, a narrow victory is still a victory, even though it may not be the mandate the writers (or politicians) are looking for.

One interpretation is that the stories are getting closer in quality . . . at least, that’s what we’re going with. It would be depressing to assume we all nearly equally suck, but given the lack of comments (we rarely have readers letting us know what they think about the stories) we’re going with the first interpretation.

But, readers can also see that their contribution can be significant to the final outcome. So, for instance, two more people voted than they did on the last round . . . but seven fewer people voted than they did for the “S” and “T” stories.

What does it mean? Who knows? . . . I’m just trying to fill space.

So, what are the standings?

There are 4 rounds remaining. The maximum number of points any one writer can earn from here on — presuming they win all remaining rounds — is 12. Only 1.5 points separate the writers. That’s pretty close and no one is mathematically out of it. And, again, congratulations to Perry for making up a lot of ground in the last four rounds (he won three of them).

The earliest the “W” stories are likely to go live is sometimes tomorrow. Realistically, it will probably be two or three days from now.

Lake view — Grand Tetons NP


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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