Inspired by a Picture - Fine Young Animals: 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

Musketqueers - The Invitation

Musketqueers - The Invitation The Best and Worst Day of my Life
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [26 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (22)  84%
It grabbed my attention early on (21)  80%
I had to know what happened (21)  80%
I identified with at least one of the cast (6)  23%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (4)  15%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (21)  80%
I found it hard to follow (2)  7%
Good characterisation (21)  80%
I feel better for having read it (9)  34%
It was romantic (19)  73%
It was erotic (7)  26%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (15)  57%
Not enough explicit sex (0)  0%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (21)  80%

The Challenge That Is Tony - This Little Piggy…

The Challenge That Is Tony - This Little Piggy…
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [33 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (24)  72%
It grabbed my attention early on (24)  72%
I had to know what happened (22)  66%
I identified with at least one of the cast (5)  15%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (8)  24%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (16)  48%
I found it hard to follow (2)  6%
Good characterisation (27)  81%
I feel better for having read it (13)  39%
It was romantic (6)  18%
It was erotic (6)  18%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (11)  33%
Not enough explicit sex (1)  3%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (20)  60%

The Charm of Being A Pig

The Charm of Being A Pig
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [37 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (32)  86%
It grabbed my attention early on (28)  75%
I had to know what happened (31)  83%
I identified with at least one of the cast (18)  48%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (7)  18%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (25)  67%
I found it hard to follow (1)  2%
Good characterisation (35)  94%
I feel better for having read it (27)  72%
It was romantic (34)  91%
It was erotic (22)  59%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (25)  67%
Not enough explicit sex (1)  2%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (28)  75%

Overall rating

Fine Young Animals
Which tales made you want to be there? Choose as many as you wish, it's feedback, not a contest. [21 votes total]

Musketqueers - The Invitation (11)  52%
The Challenge That Is Tony - This Little Piggy… (7)  33%
The Charm of Being A Pig (16)  76%

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The inspiration

This picture was used to inspire the challenge:

2018 Inspired by a Picture Challenge - Fine Young Animals