Inspired by a Picture - Home Alone: 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

Every Picture……

Ike and Mike, Both Alike
You may tick as many statements as you wish. Stories my also be discussed in detail on the Literary Merit forum [44 votes total]

It grabbed my attention early on (28)  63%
I had to know what happened (21)  47%
I identified with at least one of the cast (7)  15%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (2)  4%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (37)  84%
I found it hard to follow (1)  2%
Good characterisation (29)  65%
I feel better for having read it (16)  36%
It was romantic (26)  59%
It was erotic (6)  13%
Too much explicit sex (0)  0%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (26)  59%
Not enough explicit sex (4)  9%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (30)  68%
I will seek this author's work out (19)  43%

Ike and Mike, Both Alike

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

It grabbed my attention early on (53)  86%
I had to know what happened (52)  85%
I identified with at least one of the cast (20)  32%
Gritty - it had an edge to it (23)  37%
Realistic - it could have happened that way (57)  93%
I found it hard to follow (0)  0%
Good characterisation (50)  81%
I feel better for having read it (34)  55%
It was romantic (45)  73%
It was erotic (10)  16%
Too much explicit sex (1)  1%
It had the right amount of sex, if there was any (48)  78%
Not enough explicit sex (3)  4%
I have read and enjoyed other work by this author (50)  81%
I will seek this author's work out (40)  65%

Overall rating

Not Here
Only two this time, did you like them? [12 votes total]

Ike and Mike, Both Alike (4)  33%
Every Picture…… (12)  100%


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The inspiration

This picture was used to inspire the challenge:
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2021 Inspired by a Picture Challenge - Not Here