Alphabet Challenge “X” Stories voting results

The polls for the”X” 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 . . .

Can anyone guess what that is?.

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.

X” Stories writers and scoring:


X (Marks The Spot)<<link: That would be me. I get 3 points for the first-place finish.

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

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

With 34 votes cast, I consider this an excellent voting round.

Obviously, I’m pleased with the win, but wished I’d put a few more things in the story; things I thought of later.

I didn’t make a call for this round because the stories were so different and I was surprised (pleasantly) at my story’s strong showing.

So, what are the standings?

There are a total of 2 rounds remaining. The maximum number of points any one writer can earn from here on — presuming they win all remaining rounds — is 6.

Gary is in a strong position to win the competition, there are scenarios where any one of the three could win. Regardless of how it shakes out, it will be a tight race with the winner possibly determined by no more than a few points and as little as half a point. Exciting stuff.

Anyway, the “Y” stories are likely to go live is sometimes in the next few days.

A couple of non-writing things . . . the photos in yesterday’s post were set at a smaller size than usual. That’s been corrected.

I was told that if you are reading the posts in the WordPress Reader, you are not going to see the poll; only a link to it. We get a fair amount of views to the stories (my story had 74 views, Gary’s had 62 views, and Perry’s 62 views) but only about half as many votes.

Note: I had more comments on my story, hence the extra views, plus I read mine incognito a few times to catch errors.

It could be people just don’t feel like voting, or they don’t actually read the stories, OR . . . they don’t realize they can — or how to — vote. I hope the last is not the case, but just in case, if you are using the reader, click on the link for the poll if you want to vote.

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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