As we say good bye to the fourth round of the Blogable Fiction Marathon, we have also reached the end of the part where the writers accumulate points. Those who survive this round, and move forward in the marathon, have their slates wiped clean – every writer has an even playing field.
Looking back on the stories that were written for the fourth round prompt ‘massage’ we really feel that all writers have excelled and sent in lovely stories, thinking out of the box and keeping the readers entertained. We are really looking forward to the entries for the final two rounds. However, we have to say goodbye to four writers, because only ten advance to round five, but before we do so, let’s look at the results for round 4!
- Birthday Treat – Jessica Wilcox
- I Second That Emotion – Elk Vilianni
- Sex Club Virgin – Kinky Katie
- Another Life – Stephanie Scissom
- A Mother’s Shoes – Mrs K
- Happy Birthday – The barefoot sub
- The Death of Light – Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway
- A Royally Bucked Deal – Your Textual Boyfriend
- A Soothing Sissy – Susie Mace
- The Friction of Needing – Marsha Adams
- Stiff Relief – Toolie
- Travis Gets A Massage – Jenn Hatfield
- Two Weeks – Carolyna Luna
- Recovery Operation – Steeled Snake Charmer
We kept track of all votes during the public voting round, and in total 34 legitimate votes have been received. We are grateful for your support!
Winner of the public vote: A tie between Another Life by Stephanie Scissom and The Friction of Needing by Marsha Adams
The result of the voting can be found below.
This is the full result of the public vote:
|Author||Story title||Public votes||Public result|
|Stephanie Scissom||Another Life||14||10|
|Marsha Adams||The Friction of Needing||14||10|
|Elk Vilianni||I Second That Emotion||12||9|
|Your Textual Boyfriend||A Royally Bucked Deal||9||8|
|The barefoot sub||Happy Birthday||8||7|
|MrsK||A Mother’s Shoes||8||7|
|Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway||The Death of Light||7||6|
|Steeled Snake Charmer||Recovery Operation||7||6|
|Carolyna Luna||Two Weeks||7||6|
|Jenn Hatfield||Travis Gets A Massage||3||4|
|Kinky Katie||Sex Club Virgin||3||4|
|Susie Mace||A Soothing Sissy||3||4|
|Jessica Wilcox||Birthday Treat||1||3|
We have four jury members, and each of them individually rates all the stories from 1 to 10. The average of the highest three jury scores is the jury result for the writer.
Winner of the jury vote: The Friction of Needing by Marsha Adams
The jury’s votes are as follows:
|Author||Story title||Jury 1||Jury 2||Jury 3||Jury result|
|Marsha Adams||The Friction of Needing||9||10||9||9,3|
|Elk Vilianni||I Second That Emotion||9||9||9||9,0|
|The barefoot sub||Happy Birthday||10||8||8||8,7|
|Stephanie Scissom||Another Life||9||9||7||8,3|
|MrsK||A Mother’s Shoes||10||8||7||8,3|
|Carolyna Luna||Two Weeks||10||9||6||8,3|
|Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway||The Death of Light||8||7||9||8,0|
|Jessica Wilcox||Birthday Treat||8||7||7||7,3|
|Steeled Snake Charmer||Recovery Operation||7||7||8||7,3|
|Kinky Katie||Sex Club Virgin||7||7||8||7,3|
|Your Textual Boyfriend||A Royally Bucked Deal||7||7||8||7,3|
|Jenn Hatfield||Travis Gets A Massage||8||7||6||7,0|
|Susie Mace||A Soothing Sissy||7||7||6||6,7|
The public votes and that of the jury are added up to get to the end result for the round.
The overall winner of the fourth round is: The Friction of Needing by Marsha Adams
The overall results for round 4 are as follows:
|Author||Story title||Jury result||Public result||Result round 4|
|Marsha Adams||The Friction of Needing||9,3||10||19,3|
|Stephanie Scissom||Another Life||8,3||10||18,3|
|Elk Vilianni||I Second That Emotion||9,0||9||18,0|
|The barefoot sub||Happy Birthday||8,7||7||15,7|
|MrsK||A Mother’s Shoes||8,3||7||15,3|
|Your Textual Boyfriend||A Royally Bucked Deal||7,3||8||15,3|
|Carolyna Luna||Two Weeks||8,3||6||14,3|
|Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway||The Death of Light||8,0||6||14,0|
|Steeled Snake Charmer||Recovery Operation||7,3||6||13,3|
|Kinky Katie||Sex Club Virgin||7,3||4||11,3|
|Jenn Hatfield||Travis Gets A Massage||7,0||4||11,0|
|Susie Mace||A Soothing Sissy||6,7||4||10,7|
|Jessica Wilcox||Birthday Treat||7,3||3||10,3|
Rankings after fourth round
We work with rankings from the first to the fourth round, where writers accumulate points from the jury and public votes. This means this is the last round where we have the rankings, but also the first round where we have to knock out writers, as only ten writers go through to round 5 of the marathon.
In the table below you find the final rankings.
|Ranking||Previous rank||Name writer||Result round 1||Result round 2||Result round 3||Result round 4||TOTAL|
|7||7||Your Textual Boyfriend||9,3||14,7||11,7||15,3||51,0|
|9||10||The barefoot sub||9,3||9,3||13,3||15,7||47,7|
|12||13||Steeled Snake Charmer||5,0||9,0||10,3||13,3||37,7|
As said earlier, only ten writers advance to round five of the Blogable Fiction Marathon. This means that we have to say goodbye to the four writers who ended at the bottom of the rankings. Those writers are:
- Jenn Hatfield
- Steeled Snake Charmer
- Susie Mace
We are sad to see you go, and we hope you will continue to support the marathon through the semi-final and final rounds.
All slates are now wiped clean. We have ten writers in round 5, but only five of those will be writing for the final assignment. But, before then, we first have to get through round 5!
Thank you to everyone who has written for this round and thank you to all the voters who have taken the time to read the entries, to vote and for those who have given feedback. A special thanks to the jury members for their hard work!
Congratulations to the remaining writers. You will be sent the fifth assignment later today and have until midnight London time on 3 September 2021 to send in your stories. The next public voting round opens on 11 September 2021.