Inspired by a Picture - Empty Shoes: 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

Sneaking Off

Sneaking Off
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [58 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (34)  58%
It grabbed my attention early on (44)  75%
I had to know what happened (43)  74%
I identified with at least one of the cast (11)  18%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (9)  15%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (13)  22%
I found it hard to follow (1)  1%
Good characterisation (39)  67%
I feel better for having read it (26)  44%
It was romantic (29)  50%
It was erotic (8)  13%
Too much explicit sex (1)  1%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (28)  48%
Not enough explicit sex (2)  3%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (27)  46%
It was true to the picture (46)  79%

Ryan and the Gringott

Ryan and the Gringott
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [90 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (81)  90%
It grabbed my attention early on (78)  86%
I had to know what happened (71)  78%
I identified with at least one of the cast (37)  41%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (44)  48%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (64)  71%
I found it hard to follow (1)  1%
Good characterisation (79)  87%
I feel better for having read it (72)  80%
It was romantic (49)  54%
It was erotic (2)  2%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (39)  43%
Not enough explicit sex (2)  2%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (30)  33%
It was true to the picture (76)  84%

Unseen Solutions

Unseen Solutions
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [53 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (35)  66%
It grabbed my attention early on (46)  86%
I had to know what happened (38)  71%
I identified with at least one of the cast (10)  18%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (9)  16%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (10)  18%
I found it hard to follow (4)  7%
Good characterisation (35)  66%
I feel better for having read it (20)  37%
It was romantic (28)  52%
It was erotic (19)  35%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (40)  75%
Not enough explicit sex (1)  1%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (15)  28%
It was true to the picture (39)  73%

Untouchable

Untouchable
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 (58)  85%
It grabbed my attention early on (56)  82%
I had to know what happened (61)  89%
I identified with at least one of the cast (32)  47%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (33)  48%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (23)  33%
I found it hard to follow (3)  4%
Good characterisation (55)  80%
I feel better for having read it (49)  72%
It was romantic (51)  75%
It was erotic (0)  0%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (31)  45%
Not enough explicit sex (3)  4%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (43)  63%
It was true to the picture (58)  85%

Empty Shoes

Empty Shoes
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [61 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (36)  59%
It grabbed my attention early on (48)  78%
I had to know what happened (40)  65%
I identified with at least one of the cast (14)  22%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (47)  77%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (48)  78%
I found it hard to follow (4)  6%
Good characterisation (46)  75%
I feel better for having read it (33)  54%
It was romantic (28)  45%
It was erotic (2)  3%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (37)  60%
Not enough explicit sex (0)  0%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (10)  16%
It was true to the picture (46)  75%

The Challenge that is Tony - Missing You Already

The Challenge that is Tony - Missing You Already
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [54 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (39)  72%
It grabbed my attention early on (39)  72%
I had to know what happened (31)  57%
I identified with at least one of the cast (17)  31%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (6)  11%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (45)  83%
I found it hard to follow (0)  0%
Good characterisation (47)  87%
I feel better for having read it (27)  50%
It was romantic (18)  33%
It was erotic (0)  0%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (21)  38%
Not enough explicit sex (3)  5%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (32)  59%
It was true to the picture (49)  90%

Overall rating

Empty Shoes
Click all the stories that you would love there to be another part to, even if you just know it can't happen [29 votes total]

Sneaking Off (10)  34%
Ryan and the Gringott (22)  75%
Unseen Solutions (10)  34%
Untouchable (17)  58%
Empty Shoes (15)  51%
The Challenge that is Tony - Missing You Already (10)  34%

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The inspiration

This picture was used to inspire the challenge:

2018 Inspired by a Picture Challenge - Empty Shoes