Round 10 of this great challenge has come to a close. All that’s left is to report the results of the voting that took place over the past two weeks.
But first, a winter scene by the AI Art Generator Dream by WOMBO.
Of the AI generators I use, two have really stepped up their game (per my humble opinion); Dream by WOMBO and MidJourney. Anyway, on with the voting results.
27 votes were cast for this round. I can’t be sure because I’m old and probably going senile — and too lazy to check — but that might be a new record for the number of votes cast.
So, maybe not so lazy . . . it seems the highest number of votes was in round 2 . . . 31 votes! It went downhill from there, but if power trend lines are to be believed, we are leveling out.
This round saw Gary and Perry trade leads a number of times. Me? Well, I wasn’t expecting any votes, but two kind souls kept me from getting the big doughnut.
Anyone running late and 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
Some have destiny thrust upon them. (Beginning of a novel)
Perry Broxson submission<<link
Nathan J. Derkle fancied himself an intrepid reporter – with a penchant for supernatural mysteries. He finds himself interviewing Reveille Evans, a man on death row, who claims that the man he killed is still alive, and that the man, perhaps, has always been alive.
R. G. Broxson submission<<link
General Harold Dickens Barker spent his life as a music manager. He hitched his wagon to a soulful singer by the name of T. Tyler Griffin. They sold more records than Elvis, until they didn’t. See what happens when you make a deal with the devil.
As a reminder, each writer wrote a story drawing on whatever inspiration they got from the title “Once Upon A Time . . . “.
The voting closed yesterday at Noon (Central DST time). Here are the results.
Congratulations to Perry for the win and Gary for the silver.
As mentioned, since I submitted the beginning of a novel instead of a short story, I wasn’t expecting any votes, so I was happy with two.
How about more Dream by WOMBO AI Art? Specifically, ink art of winter scenes.
Gary chose the Round 11 title, and the stories for that title — An Ode To…— are tentatively set to publish within a few days.
I will probably continue with the novel instead of a short story since the title prompt can be made to fit.
On a side note, I’m struggling with meeting my self-imposed word count. For some reason, the writing is coming slow, with lots of stuff ending up not going places and being tossed out. Unusual for me, and I assume it has to do with my advancing age and associated cognitive decline.
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