Title Writing Prompt Challenge Round 6 Voting Results — “It’s a Wonderful Life”

And so it has come to pass that the voting for Round 6 of this great challenge has come to a close. All that’s left is to report on the results of the furious voting battle that took place over the past two weeks.

I figure I would use a photo of a cat to draw more readers . . . is it working?

24 votes were cast since voting started, which approaches levels seen during the Alphabet Challenge, and again, Gary ran away with it.

Someone running late and still wanting to express their appreciation for their favorite story can do so HERE, and, while any additional votes will not count, they will be registered for posterity. For them who still haven’t read the stories, here are the links and a teaser description:

E. J. D’Alise submission<<link
Edwina never dreamed she’d have to defend her choice. Now, she’s doing just that in justifying her antinatalism view.

Perry Broxson submission<<link
Jack, recently divorced, starts his second act. He finds a great new lady, only to lose her…inexplicably, to suicide. He has to know why, why, why she took her life. But that information will cost him dearly.

R. G. Broxson submission<<link
What makes a family uproot and risk everything for a new life? Follow a boy from Honduras as he and his mother and unborn sister make the treacherous journey to the land of opportunity. It won’t be easy. Hot on their heels is Satan, a ruthless gang banger that can’t afford to let them testify against him. Will they survive? Read and see.

As a reminder, each writer wrote a story drawing on whatever inspiration they got from the title “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

The voting closed today at Noon. Here are the results.

Congratulations to Gary for the win and Perry for the silver. Once again, Gary showed us who’s boss.

My votes total shrank to a pitiful 3, but this time I expected it (I actually thought I’d get at most one vote). Yup; I wrote this knowing it wouldn’t be very popular, what with the Sunk Cost fallacy likely playing a large role . . .

What about another version of the cat?

A Round 7 title has been chosen (by me), and the stories for that title — Side Jobs — are tentatively set to publish . . . well, I don’t know when since I’ve not touched base with Gary and Perry, but let’s shoot for this next weekend.

For this post, I went away from Paper Artist (I’d run it for a number of posts now) and switched to another phone app; Mirror Lab. For them unfamiliar with it, here are a few other posts where I’ve played with it.

And, I know . . . it don’t look much like a cat, but tweak a few settings or use different modes and . . .

Hmm . . . it looks more like some kind of weird spider (they have multiple eyes strewn all over their heads).

You can click on the images to get a larger version open in a new tab or window, and anyone wishing to see the full-size versions can visit the SmugMug Gallery of all the Reminder Photos and look at the photos for this round. But meanwhile, here are two more.

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