Inspired by a Picture - Crimson: Challenge Results

The results of the "Inspired by a Picture - Crimson" story challenge are here. We're displaying them all, so it's quite a large page. The stories are different and the styles are different. This page lets the authors see and understand how their story affected a readership where another author's story might not have. So this is a positive feedback they are all getting

Best of all, it acts as an encouragement to write more.

Individual story ratings

This is what we have always done. It lets the author see how well they met the brief, according to their readership. There can be very little vanity here! The answers are here, warts 'n all!

For your convenience the stories are linked from the head of each results poll

Full entrants

The full entrants were all submitted before the closing date of the challenge

Harry and Me

Please rate Harry and Me with the impressions it left you with
Either while reading this story, or afterwards, I found it to be/had/made me (Tick all that apply) [47 votes total]

Romantic (29)  61%
Erotic (29)  61%
Sweet (39)  82%
Gentle (33)  70%
Surprising (19)  40%
Realistic (26)  55%
Inspiring (7)  14%
An emotional read (10)  21%
Written with rhythm and pace (33)  70%
Thought provoking (11)  23%
Technically well written (35)  74%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (33)  70%
Easy to read (43)  91%
It invited me in (26)  55%
I could not put it down (11)  23%
Uplifting (14)  29%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (3)  6%
Not just prose, but almost a 'tone poem' (1)  2%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (1)  2%
Interpreted the picture well (37)  78%
Referred to the makeup the boys in the picture are wearing (42)  89%

My Crimson Year

Please rate My Crimson Year with the impressions it left you with
Either while reading this story, or afterwards, I found it to be/had/made me (Tick all that apply) [52 votes total]

Romantic (45)  86%
Erotic (23)  44%
Sweet (47)  90%
Gentle (43)  82%
Surprising (25)  48%
Realistic (35)  67%
Inspiring (35)  67%
An emotional read (32)  61%
Written with rhythm and pace (40)  76%
Thought provoking (30)  57%
Technically well written (46)  88%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (43)  82%
Easy to read (48)  92%
It invited me in (37)  71%
I could not put it down (32)  61%
Uplifting (37)  71%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (7)  13%
Not just prose, but almost a 'tone poem' (6)  11%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (1)  1%
Interpreted the picture well (44)  84%
Referred to the makeup the boys in the picture are wearing (44)  84%

Trapped

Please rate Trapped with the impressions it left you with
Either while reading this story, or afterwards, I found it to be/had/made me (Tick all that apply) [28 votes total]

Romantic (12)  42%
Erotic (5)  17%
Sweet (17)  60%
Gentle (20)  71%
Surprising (11)  39%
Realistic (9)  32%
Inspiring (6)  21%
An emotional read (4)  14%
Written with rhythm and pace (20)  71%
Thought provoking (12)  42%
Technically well written (25)  89%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (24)  85%
Easy to read (20)  71%
It invited me in (15)  53%
I could not put it down (6)  21%
Uplifting (5)  17%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (1)  3%
Not just prose, but almost a 'tone poem' (2)  7%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (0)  0%
Interpreted the picture well (18)  64%
Referred to the makeup the boys in the picture are wearing (15)  53%

Silver Lining

Please rate Silver Lining with the impressions it left you with
Either while reading this story, or afterwards, I found it to be/had/made me (Tick all that apply) [22 votes total]

Romantic (12)  54%
Erotic (16)  72%
Sweet (10)  45%
Gentle (9)  40%
Surprising (13)  59%
Realistic (7)  31%
Inspiring (3)  13%
An emotional read (5)  22%
Written with rhythm and pace (13)  59%
Thought provoking (9)  40%
Technically well written (12)  54%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (16)  72%
Easy to read (15)  68%
It invited me in (10)  45%
I could not put it down (4)  18%
Uplifting (4)  18%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (1)  4%
Not just prose, but almost a 'tone poem' (0)  0%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (1)  4%
Interpreted the picture well (16)  72%
Referred to the makeup the boys in the picture are wearing (20)  90%

Cousins (the Beginning)

Please rate Cousins (the Beginning) with the impressions it left you with
Either while reading this story, or afterwards, I found it to be/had/made me (Tick all that apply) [50 votes total]

Romantic (12)  24%
Erotic (34)  68%
Sweet (24)  48%
Gentle (25)  50%
Surprising (23)  46%
Realistic (23)  46%
Inspiring (7)  14%
An emotional read (8)  16%
Written with rhythm and pace (27)  54%
Thought provoking (19)  38%
Technically well written (30)  60%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (33)  66%
Easy to read (43)  86%
It invited me in (24)  48%
I could not put it down (14)  28%
Uplifting (5)  10%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (4)  8%
Not just prose, but almost a 'tone poem' (1)  2%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (1)  2%
Interpreted the picture well (17)  34%
Referred to the makeup the boys in the picture are wearing (3)  6%

Trevor and Lucas: Summer Vacation

Please rate Trevor and Lucas: Summer Vacation with the impressions it left you with
Either while reading this story, or afterwards, I found it to be/had/made me (Tick all that apply) [46 votes total]

Romantic (33)  71%
Erotic (24)  52%
Sweet (31)  67%
Gentle (28)  60%
Surprising (11)  23%
Realistic (15)  32%
Inspiring (11)  23%
An emotional read (12)  26%
Written with rhythm and pace (22)  47%
Thought provoking (18)  39%
Technically well written (24)  52%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (25)  54%
Easy to read (35)  76%
It invited me in (21)  45%
I could not put it down (9)  19%
Uplifting (11)  23%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (2)  4%
Not just prose, but almost a 'tone poem' (2)  4%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (8)  17%
Interpreted the picture well (18)  39%
Referred to the makeup the boys in the picture are wearing (4)  8%

Overall rating

Which story interpreted the picture best
You may tick a maximum of three stories for those you believe gave the best interpretation of the picture. The stories are listed in the order they arrived with us [23 votes total]

My Crimson Year (18)  78%
Trapped (6)  26%
Harry and Me (8)  34%
Cousins (the Beginning) (2)  8%
Trevor and Lucas: Summer Vacation (7)  30%
Silver Lining (3)  13%

Which are your favourite three stories?
You may tick a maximum of three stories which you enjoyed the most The stories are listed in the order they arrived with us [22 votes total]

Harry and Me (11)  50%
Cousins (the Beginning) (3)  13%
Trapped (5)  22%
Silver Lining (3)  13%
Trevor and Lucas: Summer Vacation (11)  50%
My Crimson Year (19)  86%

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The inspiration

This picture was used to inspire the challenge:

2017 Inspired by a Picture Challenge - Crimson