Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 8

Round 8 was the quarter finals and I can’t believe we are heading for the semi-finals and then the finals of this year’s marathon. Which means, shortly after that, the entries for the Smut Marathon 2020 will open.

Twenty-one writers went through to round 8, and sadly four of those writers had to withdraw, all due to circumstances out of their control. Each of them was sad about having to leave the marathon like that. That means that 17 writers sent in their stories, and only 14 of them go through to the semi-finals, the ninth round.

The prompt was once again not easy, but like said in the previous round, at this stage of the competition, the writers should be able to handle tougher prompts. And yes, this means that the next two assignments will challenge the writers too.

For now, let’s get on to the results of the quarter finals!

Authors

1. The Project – Cousin Pons
2. Elephant in the Room – Marsha Adams
3. Wednesday Night Date – Annie Savoy
4. Chocolate spread – The Other Livvy
5. Hot Enough To Touch – Lord Byron’s Ghost
6. An Ordinary Love Story – bluesubmission
7. A Promise to Keep – Carolyna Luna
8. The Red Palace – Zebra Rose
9. In the Forest – Jennie Talia
10. Crime and Punishment – Sienna Walker
11. A Useful Girl – Jack Stratton
12. The Dressage Master – Jordan Monroe
13. Retail Therapy – Andra Ashe
14. Under A Violescent Sky – Drew Stone
15. The Experience – Hyacinth Jones
16. The Bookshop – Exhibit A
17. A Slow Show – Patricia Ray

Public vote

During the voting round I keep track of all the votes, and when I see irregularities or strange patterns, I take action. The action can either be a warning to a writer, the elimination of a vote or the disqualification of a writer. I do give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but will not tolerate any cheating. Please note that the rules clearly say: one vote per person.

That said, let’s get down to the result of the public vote.

Graph of results of round 8 of the Smut Marathon 2019.

In total 41 legitimate votes have been received (you can see the voting in the images above).

The result of the public vote for this round is as follows:

Winner: Hot Enough To Touch by Lord Byron’s Ghost
First runner up (tie): Retail Therapy by Andra Ashe and The Dressage Master by Jordan Monroe and Elephant in the Room by Marsha Adams
Second runner up (tie): In the Forest by Jennie Talia and Crime and Punishment by Sienna Walker and The Bookshop by Exhibit A and Under A Violescent Sky by Drew Stone and A Promise to Keep by Carolyna Luna

Author Story title Public votes Public result
Lord Byron’s Ghost Hot Enough To Touch 13 10
Marsha Adams Elephant in the Room 9 9
Andra Ashe Retail Therapy 9 9
Jordan Monroe The Dressage Master 9 9
Jennie Talia In the Forest 8 8
Drew Stone Under A Violescent Sky 8 8
Sienna Walker Crime and Punishment 8 8
Carolyna Luna A Promise to Keep 8 8
Exhibit A The Bookshop 8 8
Zebra Rose The Red Palace 7 7
Cousin Pons The Project 7 7
Hyacinth Jones The Experience 6 6
Patricia Ray A Slow Show 6 6
Jack Stratton A Useful Girl 5 5
bluesubmission An Ordinary Love Story 5 5
Annie Savoy Wednesday Night Date 4 4
The Other Livvy Chocolate spread 3 3

Jury vote

Each jury member sends in their votes individually. These votes are added up and divided by 5 to get to a jury results.

The result of the jury vote for this round is as follows:

Winner: Elephant in the Room by Marsha Adams
First runner up (tie): Retail Therapy by Andra Ashe and The Red Palace by Zebra Rose and A Useful Girl by Jack Stratton and Hot Enough To Touch by Lord Byron’s Ghost and A Promise to Keep by Carolyna Luna and The Bookshop by Exhibit A
Second runner up: Crime and Punishment by Sienna Walker

Author Story title Jury 1 Jury 2 Jury 3 Jury 4 Jury 5 Jury result
Marsha Adams Elephant in the Room 10 10 9 1 10 8,0
Andra Ashe Retail Therapy 2 4 2 6 8 4,4
Zebra Rose The Red Palace 7 5 1 8 1 4,4
Jack Stratton A Useful Girl 9 1 4 2 6 4,4
Lord Byron’s Ghost Hot Enough To Touch 1 1 6 5 9 4,4
Carolyna Luna A Promise to Keep 5 8 1 7 1 4,4
Exhibit A The Bookshop 1 7 1 9 4 4,4
Sienna Walker Crime and Punishment 6 6 5 3 1 4,2
The Other Livvy Chocolate spread 3 9 1 4 3 4,0
Annie Savoy Wednesday Night Date 8 1 7 1 1 3,6
bluesubmission An Ordinary Love Story 4 2 3 1 7 3,4
Drew Stone Under A Violescent Sky 1 3 1 10 1 3,2
Jordan Monroe The Dressage Master 1 1 10 1 2 3,0
Hyacinth Jones The Experience 1 1 8 1 1 2,4
Patricia Ray A Slow Show 1 1 1 1 5 1,8
Jennie Talia In the Forest 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Cousin Pons The Project 1 1 1 1 1 1,0

Overall result

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 seventh round: Elephant in the Room by Marsha Adams

The full result for round 8 is as follows:

Author Story title Jury result Public result Result round 8
Marsha Adams Elephant in the Room 8,0 9 17,0
Lord Byron’s Ghost Hot Enough To Touch 4,4 10 14,4
Andra Ashe Retail Therapy 4,4 9 13,4
Carolyna Luna A Promise to Keep 4,4 8 12,4
Exhibit A The Bookshop 4,4 8 12,4
Sienna Walker Crime and Punishment 4,2 8 12,2
Jordan Monroe The Dressage Master 3,0 9 12,0
Zebra Rose The Red Palace 4,4 7 11,4
Drew Stone Under A Violescent Sky 3,2 8 11,2
Jack Stratton A Useful Girl 4,4 5 9,4
Jennie Talia In the Forest 1,0 8 9,0
Hyacinth Jones The Experience 2,4 6 8,4
bluesubmission An Ordinary Love Story 3,4 5 8,4
Cousin Pons The Project 1,0 7 8,0
Patricia Ray A Slow Show 1,8 6 7,8
Annie Savoy Wednesday Night Date 3,6 4 7,6
The Other Livvy Chocolate spread 4,0 3 7,0

Knocked out

Only 14 writers go through to the semi-finals, round 9. According to the results above, the following writers are knocked out of the race:

  • Annie Savoy
  • Patricia Ray
  • The Other Livvy

Thank you to everyone who participated and to everyone who has taken the time to read and vote! I really cannot express how much I appreciate that!

Next assignment

To all the writers who have made to the semi-finals – congratulations!

Writers will be sent the ninth assignment later today and have until midnight CET (Amsterdam time) on 16 October 2019 to have their stories in my inbox.

The next voting round opens on 20 October 2019 and I would love to see more voters than we had for the last couple of rounds!

~ Marie Rebelle
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