Inspired by a Picture - Light and Shade: 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 Pick of the Bunch

The Pick of the Bunch
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [45 votes total]

I will seek this author's work out (35)  77%
It grabbed my attention early on (38)  84%
I had to know what happened (37)  82%
I identified with at least one of the cast (16)  35%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (19)  42%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (38)  84%
I found it hard to follow (0)  0%
Good characterisation (44)  97%
I feel better for having read it (24)  53%
It was romantic (38)  84%
It was erotic (19)  42%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (34)  75%
Not enough explicit sex (1)  2%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (33)  73%

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [20 votes total]

I will seek this author's work out (13)  65%
It grabbed my attention early on (16)  80%
I had to know what happened (17)  85%
I identified with at least one of the cast (4)  20%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (13)  65%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (15)  75%
I found it hard to follow (2)  10%
Good characterisation (16)  80%
I feel better for having read it (11)  55%
It was romantic (16)  80%
It was erotic (13)  65%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (18)  90%
Not enough explicit sex (0)  0%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (8)  40%

Handpicked

Handpicked
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [50 votes total]

I will seek this author's work out (37)  74%
It grabbed my attention early on (43)  86%
I had to know what happened (45)  90%
I identified with at least one of the cast (18)  36%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (20)  40%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (40)  80%
I found it hard to follow (0)  0%
Good characterisation (45)  90%
I feel better for having read it (30)  60%
It was romantic (37)  74%
It was erotic (13)  26%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (32)  64%
Not enough explicit sex (1)  2%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (43)  86%

By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [39 votes total]

I will seek this author's work out (32)  82%
It grabbed my attention early on (36)  92%
I had to know what happened (36)  92%
I identified with at least one of the cast (17)  43%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (25)  64%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (26)  66%
I found it hard to follow (1)  2%
Good characterisation (31)  79%
I feel better for having read it (27)  69%
It was romantic (19)  48%
It was erotic (3)  7%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (28)  71%
Not enough explicit sex (3)  7%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (29)  74%

Overall rating

Light and Shade Challenge
Please tick all tales which left you wanting more [14 votes total]

The Pick of the Bunch (9)  64%
Handpicked (8)  57%
Chiaroscuro (4)  28%
By Any Other Name (10)  71%

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The inspiration

This picture was used to inspire the challenge:
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