Smut Marathon Round 6 Voting

I know I’m a couple days late with this post, so please forgive me on that matter. This past weekend was kind of crazy, and I’ve only just managed to recover from everything that happened. But as of Saturday, submissions for round 6 of the Smut Marathon came to a close for the 25 remaining writers. This is probably the first time a round has begun with the same number of writers as the number of writers who submitted a story. No one has dropped out, although I’ll admit to coming very close to it.

I’ve had some deep conflictions about whether or not to stay in this next round, as I haven’t been doing very well in previous rounds. Five writers are meant to be eliminated, and I’m currently in 22nd place with a history of getting practically zilch for points in previous rounds. My hopes weren’t very high when it came to the prospect of advancing another round, so I was conflicted over whether or not to make a submission and see this to the end or to drop out now and save myself another blow to my self-confidence.

After talking to my wife and some good friends, I sent an email announcing my withdrawal from the Smut Marathon. However, I received a message back from the director asking if I was sure about this decision, as she thought my entry was actually really good. Suddenly, I was conflicted again! Was she saying this just to encourage me into staying, or does she really think I’ll get a good score this round? The director is also one of the judges, so should I believe it’s worth staying? My creativity had taken a hit recently, so I thought it best to eliminate this particular stress on it. But it’s started to come back recently, so should I stay? In the end, I did sign up for this knowing I may not win, and even if I end up advancing and take a spot away from someone else, I still earned that spot. The worst that could happen is that I get eliminated after this round.

But enough whining from me. Now that the submissions are closed, and voting has begun, I can share the assignment we were given. All twenty-five of us were tasked with writing a story no more than 650 words with the assignment of….

“Fortune cookie”

Yup, that’s it. It wasn’t something like, “Write a story involving…”, no, it was just “Fortune cookie”.

Naturally, this had many of us scratching our heads. But I think we all came to the same conclusion as to what it meant. In addition to the Smut Marathon, Marie Rebelle also facilitates a weekly event called Wicked Wednesday, where writers are challenged to write an erotic story based on a 1-2 word prompt. So that’s what “Fortune cookie” must have meant.

I encourage everyone to head on over to the Smut Marathon’s voting page to read over all the entries and cast your votes on the stories you like best. Remember, you can only vote once, but you can vote for up to three stories you like best at the same time. You only have until this Saturday to cast your vote. Click the link below to check them out yourself.

Smut Marathon Round 6 Voting

  3 comments for “Smut Marathon Round 6 Voting

  1. July 11, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for the promotion of the Smut Marathon.
    Just a small correction… I am not one of the judges and never even cast a vote. That would be unfair, as I know who has written which story, something the voters and judges don’t know 🙂

    Rebel xox

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