Smut Marathon Round 2 results and Round 3

SM round 3

As of yesterday, the second round of the Smut Marathon has come to a close. I admit I’ve been kind of bad this round. I failed to inform you about the voting period for this round, and that has probably cost some of you the opportunity to cast your votes, or even knowing that the entries were available. However, if you follow me on Twitter, you probably got all the news about the competition as it happened. I find myself spending much more time on Twitter than I ever expected to, lately. Just as a reminder, you can find me on Twitter at @Charlton_Tod.

But enough about all that, and onto the results.

Now that the results of Round 2 have been announced, I can tell you more about the assignment. As you’ll remember, Round 1 of the competition asked us to create an erotic metaphor. I didn’t do so well in that round, but I was happy to find that I did much better during Round 2. For this assignment, we were tasked with choosing one of the metaphors from Round 1(excluding our own) and extend it by up to 100 words, turning it into a micro-story. For this round, I chose to use Su Orwell’s entry: Tosser.

Mary gaped at Come-N-Save’s hothouse cucumbers, still sheathed in thin plastic (seamed for her pleasure): it had been too long since she had a proper salad.

The assignment stated that it does not matter where we add words, or whether the metaphor we use is at the beginning, middle, or end. For my entry, I found the metaphor made for a pretty good beginning, and I just built on the idea that was already there, plus my usual brand of cheeky humor.

Mary gaped at Come-N-Save’s hothouse cucumbers, still sheathed in thin plastic (seamed for her pleasure). It had been too long since she had a proper salad. As she placed it in her basket, she noticed a gentleman approach checkout with a box of cherry pie. Mary couldn’t help but giggle as she spotted ‘Hot and Ready’ on the side of the container, and wondered if he was in need of a proper dessert. His eyes glanced around just enough to notice the way Mary stared at him, and suggestively caressed the vegetable. With a crack of a smile, Mary mustered the courage to ask about his dinner plans. A night of eating out was just what she needed.

I was genuinely surprised to find that I received a fair number of votes, from the public and jury alike, and ranked 13th place in the second round. In the overall ranking, I have now jumped from being tied for last, to 18th place. I’m actually feeling much more optimistic about my chances now.

I’m also really appreciating the feedback I received this time. Much of it varied from laughs about certain euphamisms, to others loving how cheeky it is. A couple people commented that it was very well-written, and one commented how much they loved the fact that there was not a sexy word in that whole story, but could still feel all the sexual tension. If you’d like to see the complete list of entries, and the feedback in the comments, you can see that here. For a full tally of the results from round 2, you can see that here.

On the flip-side, there were also those who were eliminated this round. I was honestly surprised when I saw the list of those who were eliminated from the Smut Marathon, and half of the people on the list were eliminated because they chose to withdraw. it’s unfortunate to hear, but those who chose to withdraw did so to focus on other projects. I wish them luck in their future endeavors and will be watching, and supporting them. If anything, I’m happier I was able to meet so many talented sex bloggers like me and was able to make new friends to work with.

Now, onto Round 3! The assignment has already been sent out, and we have until April 1st to make our submissions. As per usual, I can’t tell you what the assignment is, but I like it. It’s an assignment I like to do, and feel like this could be the round where I really come out to shine. I promise, I will try to make sure you all stay up-to-date on where the competition stands. Keep rooting for me!

 

  1 comment for “Smut Marathon Round 2 results and Round 3

  1. March 20, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    That is one thing about the Smut Marathon: even one voting round can change things a lot! I am so happy to read you are feeling more positive and also that you like the third assignment. I look forward to reading your entry!

    Rebel xox

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