Inspired by a Picture - In His Room: Challenge Results

The results of the current "Inspired by a Picture" 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

Nathan and Me

Please rate Nathan 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) [64 votes total]

Romantic (51)  79%
Erotic (31)  48%
Sweet (49)  76%
Gentle (45)  70%
Surprising (23)  35%
Realistic (38)  59%
Inspiring (20)  31%
An emotional read (32)  50%
Written with rhythm and pace (44)  68%
Thought provoking (28)  43%
Technically well written (48)  75%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (46)  71%
Easy to read (53)  82%
It invited me in (38)  59%
I could not put it down (20)  31%
Uplifting (25)  39%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (7)  10%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (2)  3%
Interpreted the picture well (49)  76%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (11)  17%

It's Only a Game

Please rate It's Only a Game 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) [61 votes total]

Romantic (43)  70%
Erotic (31)  50%
Sweet (46)  75%
Gentle (43)  70%
Surprising (21)  34%
Realistic (40)  65%
Inspiring (24)  39%
An emotional read (31)  50%
Written with rhythm and pace (40)  65%
Thought provoking (23)  37%
Technically well written (44)  72%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (46)  75%
Easy to read (49)  80%
It invited me in (35)  57%
I could not put it down (18)  29%
Uplifting (23)  37%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (1)  1%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (4)  6%
Interpreted the picture well (47)  77%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (21)  34%

The Best Game Ever

Please rate The Best Game Ever 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) [44 votes total]

Romantic (33)  75%
Erotic (27)  61%
Sweet (30)  68%
Gentle (31)  70%
Surprising (15)  34%
Realistic (31)  70%
Inspiring (19)  43%
An emotional read (22)  50%
Written with rhythm and pace (31)  70%
Thought provoking (25)  56%
Technically well written (30)  68%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (27)  61%
Easy to read (36)  81%
It invited me in (26)  59%
I could not put it down (16)  36%
Uplifting (16)  36%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (1)  2%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (5)  11%
Interpreted the picture well (34)  77%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (11)  25%

A Touching Look

Please rate A Touching Look 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) [76 votes total]

Romantic (48)  63%
Erotic (44)  57%
Sweet (69)  90%
Gentle (66)  86%
Surprising (36)  47%
Realistic (41)  53%
Inspiring (43)  56%
An emotional read (39)  51%
Written with rhythm and pace (50)  65%
Thought provoking (49)  64%
Technically well written (47)  61%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (57)  75%
Easy to read (67)  88%
It invited me in (49)  64%
I could not put it down (26)  34%
Uplifting (41)  53%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (4)  5%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (5)  6%
Interpreted the picture well (49)  64%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (37)  48%

My Ball! Thank You!

Please rate My Ball! Thank You! 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) [49 votes total]

Romantic (26)  53%
Erotic (9)  18%
Sweet (40)  81%
Gentle (35)  71%
Surprising (12)  24%
Realistic (25)  51%
Inspiring (10)  20%
An emotional read (7)  14%
Written with rhythm and pace (34)  69%
Thought provoking (12)  24%
Technically well written (37)  75%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (34)  69%
Easy to read (43)  87%
It invited me in (26)  53%
I could not put it down (7)  14%
Uplifting (15)  30%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (1)  2%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (1)  2%
Interpreted the picture well (36)  73%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (13)  26%

Star Light, Star Bright

Please rate Star Light, Star Bright 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) [75 votes total]

Romantic (71)  94%
Erotic (33)  44%
Sweet (67)  89%
Gentle (61)  81%
Surprising (38)  50%
Realistic (39)  52%
Inspiring (46)  61%
An emotional read (46)  61%
Written with rhythm and pace (54)  72%
Thought provoking (44)  58%
Technically well written (65)  86%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (63)  84%
Easy to read (61)  81%
It invited me in (60)  80%
I could not put it down (47)  62%
Uplifting (51)  68%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (16)  21%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (0)  0%
Interpreted the picture well (50)  66%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (47)  62%

Who We Are

Please rate Who We Are 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) [38 votes total]

Romantic (19)  50%
Erotic (2)  5%
Sweet (19)  50%
Gentle (15)  39%
Surprising (22)  57%
Realistic (11)  28%
Inspiring (7)  18%
An emotional read (18)  47%
Written with rhythm and pace (14)  36%
Thought provoking (18)  47%
Technically well written (14)  36%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (8)  21%
Easy to read (16)  42%
It invited me in (10)  26%
I could not put it down (7)  18%
Uplifting (10)  26%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (3)  7%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (21)  55%
Interpreted the picture well (19)  50%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (21)  55%

What Once Was Ours

Please rate What Once Was Ours 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) [65 votes total]

Romantic (30)  46%
Erotic (7)  10%
Sweet (52)  80%
Gentle (43)  66%
Surprising (31)  47%
Realistic (37)  56%
Inspiring (37)  56%
An emotional read (48)  73%
Written with rhythm and pace (47)  72%
Thought provoking (35)  53%
Technically well written (52)  80%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (51)  78%
Easy to read (57)  87%
It invited me in (40)  61%
I could not put it down (24)  36%
Uplifting (39)  60%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (3)  4%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (3)  4%
Interpreted the picture well (54)  83%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (25)  38%

Simon Says

Please rate Simon Says 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) [38 votes total]

Romantic (35)  92%
Erotic (16)  42%
Sweet (30)  78%
Gentle (29)  76%
Surprising (20)  52%
Realistic (18)  47%
Inspiring (16)  42%
An emotional read (25)  65%
Written with rhythm and pace (18)  47%
Thought provoking (17)  44%
Technically well written (22)  57%
Written with good use of grammar and syntax (this does not mean pedantic use) (26)  68%
Easy to read (21)  55%
It invited me in (16)  42%
I could not put it down (15)  39%
Uplifting (15)  39%
It felt like it was about me. I know it wasn't, but it felt like it (3)  7%
There could be spelling/grammar/punctuation improvements (7)  18%
Interpreted the picture well (25)  65%
Took me somewhere I never expected to go (18)  47%

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 [32 votes total]

Nathan and Me (5)  15%
It's Only a Game (10)  31%
My Ball! Thank You! (8)  25%
A Touching Look (11)  34%
The Best Game Ever (6)  18%
Star Light, Star Bright (15)  46%
What Once Was Ours (8)  25%
Simon Says (3)  9%
Who We Are (3)  9%

Which are your favourite three stories?
You may tick a maximum of three stories which you enjoyed the most [33 votes total]

It's Only a Game (12)  36%
Nathan and Me (12)  36%
My Ball! Thank You! (2)  6%
What Once Was Ours (8)  24%
Star Light, Star Bright (19)  57%
Who We Are (1)  3%
Simon Says (1)  3%
A Touching Look (17)  51%
The Best Game Ever (6)  18%

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The inspiration

This picture was used to inspire the challenge:

2017 Inspired by a Picture Challenge - In His Room