Inspired by a Picture - Waiting: 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

What a Difference a Day Makes

What a Difference a Day Makes
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [51 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (41)  80%
It grabbed my attention early on (42)  82%
I had to know what happened (40)  78%
I identified with at least one of the cast (15)  29%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (21)  41%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (35)  68%
I found it hard to follow (1)  1%
Good characterisation (39)  76%
I feel better for having read it (28)  54%
It was romantic (48)  94%
It was erotic (33)  64%
Too much explicit sex (2)  3%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (40)  78%
Not enough explicit sex (0)  0%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (13)  25%
It was true to the picture (38)  74%

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [57 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (40)  70%
It grabbed my attention early on (37)  64%
I had to know what happened (30)  52%
I identified with at least one of the cast (11)  19%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (8)  14%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (26)  45%
I found it hard to follow (4)  7%
Good characterisation (37)  64%
I feel better for having read it (22)  38%
It was romantic (36)  63%
It was erotic (29)  50%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (28)  49%
Not enough explicit sex (3)  5%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (16)  28%
It was true to the picture (42)  73%

"New Balls, Please!"

New Balls, Please!
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 (39)  63%
It grabbed my attention early on (45)  73%
I had to know what happened (34)  55%
I identified with at least one of the cast (18)  29%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (9)  14%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (50)  81%
I found it hard to follow (1)  1%
Good characterisation (48)  78%
I feel better for having read it (22)  36%
It was romantic (30)  49%
It was erotic (35)  57%
Too much explicit sex (1)  1%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (41)  67%
Not enough explicit sex (5)  8%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (23)  37%
It was true to the picture (47)  77%

Eye of the Heart

Eye of the Heart
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [59 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (48)  81%
It grabbed my attention early on (44)  74%
I had to know what happened (47)  79%
I identified with at least one of the cast (25)  42%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (12)  20%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (46)  77%
I found it hard to follow (1)  1%
Good characterisation (50)  84%
I feel better for having read it (43)  72%
It was romantic (46)  77%
It was erotic (4)  6%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (31)  52%
Not enough explicit sex (2)  3%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (34)  57%
It was true to the picture (49)  83%

Tennis, Anyone?

Tennis, Anyone?
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 (45)  81%
It grabbed my attention early on (44)  80%
I had to know what happened (46)  83%
I identified with at least one of the cast (17)  30%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (19)  34%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (43)  78%
I found it hard to follow (1)  1%
Good characterisation (48)  87%
I feel better for having read it (33)  60%
It was romantic (35)  63%
It was erotic (16)  29%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (38)  69%
Not enough explicit sex (2)  3%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (34)  61%
It was true to the picture (48)  87%

A Boys Cameo – Crème-de-la-Crème

A Boys Cameo
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 (26)  63%
It grabbed my attention early on (28)  68%
I had to know what happened (23)  56%
I identified with at least one of the cast (9)  21%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (7)  17%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (21)  51%
I found it hard to follow (7)  17%
Good characterisation (30)  73%
I feel better for having read it (10)  24%
It was romantic (29)  70%
It was erotic (27)  65%
Too much explicit sex (4)  9%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (22)  53%
Not enough explicit sex (5)  12%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (6)  14%
It was true to the picture (16)  39%

My Only Friend

My Only Friend
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [45 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (22)  48%
It grabbed my attention early on (17)  37%
I had to know what happened (16)  35%
I identified with at least one of the cast (8)  17%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (5)  11%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (13)  28%
I found it hard to follow (12)  26%
Good characterisation (10)  22%
I feel better for having read it (9)  20%
It was romantic (26)  57%
It was erotic (3)  6%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (7)  15%
Not enough explicit sex (2)  4%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (2)  4%
It was true to the picture (5)  11%

Waiting for My Boyfriend

Waiting for My Boyfriend
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [45 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (32)  71%
It grabbed my attention early on (29)  64%
I had to know what happened (27)  60%
I identified with at least one of the cast (14)  31%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (13)  28%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (29)  64%
I found it hard to follow (2)  4%
Good characterisation (32)  71%
I feel better for having read it (22)  48%
It was romantic (27)  60%
It was erotic (29)  64%
Too much explicit sex (9)  20%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (27)  60%
Not enough explicit sex (0)  0%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (11)  24%
It was true to the picture (20)  44%

Love in Paris

Love in Paris
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [34 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (14)  41%
It grabbed my attention early on (13)  38%
I had to know what happened (21)  61%
I identified with at least one of the cast (8)  23%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (4)  11%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (22)  64%
I found it hard to follow (12)  35%
Good characterisation (16)  47%
I feel better for having read it (8)  23%
It was romantic (21)  61%
It was erotic (1)  2%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (14)  41%
Not enough explicit sex (1)  2%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (7)  20%
It was true to the picture (26)  76%

The Challenge That Is Tony – Green

The Challenge That Is Tony – Green
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [48 votes total]

If there were further stories about this I'd read them (33)  68%
It grabbed my attention early on (28)  58%
I had to know what happened (28)  58%
I identified with at least one of the cast (8)  16%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (7)  14%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (34)  70%
I found it hard to follow (2)  4%
Good characterisation (38)  79%
I feel better for having read it (22)  45%
It was romantic (26)  54%
It was erotic (13)  27%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (19)  39%
Not enough explicit sex (5)  10%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (19)  39%
It was true to the picture (35)  72%

Overall rating

Waiting
Click all the stories that made you want to be either or both boys. Obviously read them all first! You get one multiple choice vote!! [30 votes total]

Bubble and Squeak (12)  40%
New Balls, Please! (11)  36%
What a Difference a Day Makes (10)  33%
Waiting for My Boyfriend (5)  16%
Tennis, Anyone? (9)  30%
My Only Friend (3)  10%
Eye of the Heart (16)  53%
The Challenge That Is Tony Green (7)  23%
Love in Paris (7)  23%
A Boys Cameo (6)  20%

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The inspiration

These pictures were used to inspire the challenge:

2018 Inspired by a Picture Challenge - Waiting