I really should get a new photo for the results posts. This black and white ballot box is growing old.
Anyway, the results for The Mark Part One are in! I was surprised to see that it was another landslide. The majority voted the safe option.
And for that, this Friday, you will be punished.
We had 24 total votes here on the site, with one cast on Twitter at #TheMark.
A (Attack the gargoyles): 2
B (Look for another way in): 22
You may not be surprised, but I certainly am. After Site 27, I expected the balls-to-the-wall votes to continue. Not so this week.
Before I post my favorite votes, I wanted to say welcome to our new voters! Thanks for coming out to vote. I hope you stick around and enjoy the community.
Once again, I had a really hard time picking favorite votes. You guys get more and more hilarious every week.
Kerry: If it bleeds, we can kill it. I choose A.
I wanted to feature one of our few A votes for the week. I probably would have voted this way, too.
Albert Berg: B. Look for another way. (Because I’m a coward, and I don’t know how well me and my men are armed. I’m kind of a bad leader, apparently.)
Albert, I like your honesty. It also made me laugh.
Amber: I’m not prepared. I’M NOT PREPARED!!!!
::smacks own face::
Sounds painful. I didn’t think the voting options were that difficult, but I guess I was wrong.
If I didn’t pick your vote this week, don’t be offended — I often hear from people who complain that their vote was funnier than the ones I posted. Some of you are hilarious every week and I like to share the spotlight. If you want to take a look at all of the votes cast, head on over to The Mark Part One comment section and scroll through.
Before I go, I wanted to give a little shout out to a friend of mine, Steven Montano. His name is probably familiar. He’s a regular voter and a writer whose web series I’ve gushed over far too often. During The Relic, I gave away his terrific debut novel, Blood Skies, which is a post-apocalyptic military dark-fantasy novel. In the last few weeks he’s followed that book up with a sequel which, in my humble opinion, is even better than the first. Steven’s stories are nonstop action with a main character that I love and Black Scars kicks the action up a few notches.
Seriously — if you don’t love it as much as I did, I’ll mail you your dollar back.
Steven also has some free fiction up on his website that takes place in the Blood Skies/Black Scars world, so if you want to get a taste of his writing style before checking out his books, you can do that. His flash fiction is terrific anyway, so I definitely recommend it. The Gamble is currently in progress and only up to chapter 3, so you can catch up real quick.
See you guys on Friday, for The Mark Part Two!