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Fantasy Faction Writers => Monthly Writing Contest => [NOV 2018] Image Prompt: Ships => Topic started by: ScarletBea on December 03, 2018, 09:16:56 AM

Title: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on December 03, 2018, 09:16:56 AM
It's time to vote on the November Writing Contest: "Images - Ships"

This time we got 7 entries - thanks to all who participated.

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your two favourite entries in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote! We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.

The key for the numbers of votes is this: 1-5 entries: 1 vote, 5-10 entries: 2 votes, 11-15 entries: 3 votes, 16-19: 4 votes, 20-25: 5 votes, 26+: 6 votes

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in a few months.

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for taking the time to read the stories and vote! :)
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on December 03, 2018, 01:57:15 PM
One really superb story, but all were good and interesting.
I did decide on 2nd place after considering between two competitors.
VOTED!
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Jake Baelish on December 05, 2018, 02:38:11 AM
Voted. Likewise, one story really stood out as incredible; and for me, while I enjoyed all the stories, there was a pretty clear second place too  :)
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Jenny HJ on December 05, 2018, 08:10:44 AM
I enjoyed these, it was interesting to see how people chose their inages and interpreted them.
I went for one that really grabbed me, and deliberated hard over two others, but have gone with the one I feel goes with it’s image the best.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: ShadowKnight on December 08, 2018, 09:43:42 PM
Voted.

Some images seem to have been more inspiring than others. Still it's interesting to see how the same picture can give rise to a diversity of stories.

Thank you to everyone - it was a pleasure reading your pieces.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on December 21, 2018, 10:46:43 AM
Finally voted. I read everyone a while back, and left it to simmer, coming back now to see which one stand back in my mind. I'm actually voting for one whose ending is completely unclear, and I can't tell if the MC is good or bad or what, but the idea had too much charm for it to be detrimental.

I'm a bit of a prickly reader for boat stories, as I was a rabid fan of the Aubrey and Maturin series as a teen, and The Terror is on my top 5 books of all time list. I'm used to excellent naval stories, so I have a bit of an overly critical eye with them, which also completely keeps me from even trying to write a story from the pov of a normal ship. Hence why I went the land-lubbers way and picked the wreck as my image. A ship without sailing  ;D

It was very fun to see so many picking the same image and coming out with completely different ideas.  :D
I like months with pictures, when they offer enough choice, because I tend to browse pictures for inspiration anyway as I cook up stories.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Carter on December 23, 2018, 09:32:01 AM
Just voted.  Read them all through a couple of times and enjoyed them all both times.  A shame to have to narrow it down.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on December 27, 2018, 05:13:33 PM
Time to read and vote!!

I'm in the middle of my reads :)
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on December 30, 2018, 07:44:37 PM
One story is leading at the moment, but there are a couple just 1 point behind, so your vote counts!

We've got 7 people voting, so not all writers have voted yet.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on December 31, 2018, 12:23:02 PM
Voted
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Alex Hormann on December 31, 2018, 03:25:45 PM
Voted.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on January 01, 2019, 09:20:52 AM
Congrats @Carter and @Jenny HJ  :D
Great New Year present, hehe

My first vote went to Carter, then I was undecided between @JMack and @Nora: sorry Nora, in the end I went with Jmack's 'happier' ending - and because I don't think anyone had written about a wheelchair on a ship before, hehe
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Slaykomimi on January 01, 2019, 12:14:46 PM
Congrats to everyone, I sadly forgot to vote this time.

But I read now all stories again and would say that my votes would go to @Jenny HJ and to @Nora
The entries were great and I even got a vote.

I wont miss out to vote for the december entries for sure and I hope to read much more from you all in the future.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on January 01, 2019, 12:33:06 PM
Congrats, you two!
I voted for @Carter - for me, the hands down top story of the month.
I also voted for a very worthy @Alex Hormann and there were a number of other stories I really enjoyed.

 And @Slaykomimi ! You continue to make real progress. I hope you’re enjoying the contest and the work you’re putting in. We’re glad and all our recent newbies are here.

Happy new year, everyone.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Carter on January 01, 2019, 09:17:11 PM
Wow.  Thank you to everyone who voted for my story.  And congratulations to @Jenny HJ.  You got one of my votes - the other went to @Nora.  As I said below though, I enjoyed the lot this month (although that's hardly unusual). 

I can't help but wonder if @Slaykomimi hasn't just broken the tie though...
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on January 01, 2019, 09:18:58 PM
Congrats, @Carter and @Jenny HJ! It's cool to have an old regular and a new contest member sharing a win. :)
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on January 02, 2019, 01:12:03 AM
And I strike again, voting for the top runners!

Thanks @Carter for your vote. I also voted for you, but when I said was story was great but left me utterly confused, it's you I meant!
Is the MC a deep forest agent? Did she remotely doom the ships? Or is the goal for the forest to follow the humans? Or is she actually good and I totally misunderstood her actions? Please tell me!!

Alex, I loved the twist ending. Not surprising per say, but very satisfying and visually pleasing, in my mind's eye.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Jake Baelish on January 02, 2019, 03:44:34 AM
Congrats on the great start to the New Year @Carter and @Jenny HJ!

@Jenny HJ your story got my vote. It was so good. After reading it I sat there thinking 'well, that's going to be pretty hard to beat, if not impossible.' And it turned out to be the case. I felt the rush of that story, amazing action piece I don't really expect in 1500 words. Nice twist at the end too!  :)

@Alex Hormann got my second vote for that wickedly atmospheric tale; and while I did enjoy all the stories here, Jenny and Alex's really stood out to me.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Jenny HJ on January 02, 2019, 07:35:54 AM
Thanks guys!! What a great start to the year!
I’m glad you liked Georgie too. She is nagging at me now to tell more of her story so I think this might not be the last I see of her!

 I haa a weirdness with my votes- voted early then it looked as if it wanted me to vote again- so It may have lost mine. I can’t see my voting to remind me, but it also wouldn’t let me vote again.
I voted for @Carter and @Nora if I remember right, but @Alex Hormann was also in my deliberation. So when all votes are spoken for if they don’t match it will be my wonky vote I guess 😏.
I loved all the stories this month.

Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: Alex Hormann on January 04, 2019, 01:58:10 PM
Congrats to the winner(s!), and thanks to anyone who voted for me. :D

My first vote went to @Jake Baelish , who crafted a really compelling story mostly through dialogue.

And my other to @Slaykomimi . Your language is improving massively, and even though it was a little rough I thought you did an amazing job of creating an atmosphere.
Title: Re: [Nov 2018] - Ships - Voting Thread
Post by: ShadowKnight on January 04, 2019, 09:59:54 PM
Congrats to @Jenny HJ and @Carter!

My favourite story this month was @Carter's - compelling and mysterious all the way through.
My second vote went to @Jake Baelish, though I enjoyed the other stories too.