Inspired by a Picture - Locker: 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

The Kid Who Wasn't There

Please tell the author what you thought of The Kid Who Wasn't There
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [55 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (40)  72%
It grabbed my attention early on (44)  80%
I had to know what happened (38)  69%
I identified with at least one of the cast (8)  14%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (6)  10%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (8)  14%
I found it hard to follow (2)  3%
Good characterisation (32)  58%
I feel better for having read it (23)  41%
It was romantic (23)  41%
It was erotic (7)  12%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (14)  25%
Not enough explicit sex (1)  1%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (8)  14%

The Challenge That Is Tony – Live long and Prosper!

Please tell the author what you thought of The Challenge That Is Tony Live long and Prosper!
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [40 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (29)  72%
It grabbed my attention early on (29)  72%
I had to know what happened (23)  57%
I identified with at least one of the cast (13)  32%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (3)  7%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (31)  77%
I found it hard to follow (0)  0%
Good characterisation (31)  77%
I feel better for having read it (17)  42%
It was romantic (12)  30%
It was erotic (4)  10%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (19)  47%
Not enough explicit sex (4)  10%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (23)  57%

A World Between

Please tell the author what you thought of A World Between
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [41 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (23)  56%
It grabbed my attention early on (33)  80%
I had to know what happened (36)  87%
I identified with at least one of the cast (9)  21%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (26)  63%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (28)  68%
I found it hard to follow (6)  14%
Good characterisation (31)  75%
I feel better for having read it (11)  26%
It was romantic (13)  31%
It was erotic (1)  2%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (10)  24%
Not enough explicit sex (1)  2%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (7)  17%

Mousetrap

Please tell the author what you thought of Mousetrap
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [68 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (54)  79%
It grabbed my attention early on (58)  85%
I had to know what happened (57)  83%
I identified with at least one of the cast (24)  35%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (11)  16%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (52)  76%
I found it hard to follow (1)  1%
Good characterisation (57)  83%
I feel better for having read it (45)  66%
It was romantic (59)  86%
It was erotic (1)  1%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (23)  33%
Not enough explicit sex (3)  4%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (38)  55%

Musketqueers

Please tell the author what you thought of Musketqueers
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [44 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (28)  63%
It grabbed my attention early on (30)  68%
I had to know what happened (31)  70%
I identified with at least one of the cast (16)  36%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (8)  18%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (25)  56%
I found it hard to follow (3)  6%
Good characterisation (38)  86%
I feel better for having read it (20)  45%
It was romantic (31)  70%
It was erotic (6)  13%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (16)  36%
Not enough explicit sex (2)  4%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (29)  65%

Fearless

Please tell the author what you thought of Fearless
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [32 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (27)  84%
It grabbed my attention early on (30)  93%
I had to know what happened (28)  87%
I identified with at least one of the cast (13)  40%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (12)  37%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (21)  65%
I found it hard to follow (0)  0%
Good characterisation (28)  87%
I feel better for having read it (18)  56%
It was romantic (13)  40%
It was erotic (3)  9%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (13)  40%
Not enough explicit sex (2)  6%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (24)  75%

The Best and Worst Day of my Life

Please tell the author what you thought of Musketqueers
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [44 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (28)  63%
It grabbed my attention early on (30)  68%
I had to know what happened (31)  70%
I identified with at least one of the cast (16)  36%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (8)  18%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (25)  56%
I found it hard to follow (3)  6%
Good characterisation (38)  86%
I feel better for having read it (20)  45%
It was romantic (31)  70%
It was erotic (6)  13%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (16)  36%
Not enough explicit sex (2)  4%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (29)  65%

Overall rating

Locker
Which tales made you think? Choose as many as you wish, it's feedback, not a contest. [29 votes total]

The Kid Who Wasn't There (15)  51%
The Challenge That Is Tony Live long and Prosper! (6)  20%
Fearless (13)  44%
A World Between (11)  37%
Mousetrap (14)  48%
Musketqueers (9)  31%
The Best and Worst Day of my Life (16)  55%

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The inspiration

This pictures was used to inspire the challenge:

2017 Inspired by a Picture Challenge - Locker