RLA first anniversary short story contest winners!

Hey! So it’s that time where I announce the winners of my first short story contest. First, I want to thank everyone who submitted an entry, and remind everyone to not take it personally if you did not win. I enter dozens of contests on DA and the like, and I have only won once. So if you did not win, please do not feel bad; there are always other contests. Also remember that all contest judging is subjective; everyone has likes and dislikes, but I tried to be as fair and objective as I could be here. Just to debunk a quick myth/common misconception here: I did not do this contest to get ideas for my image sets, I was doing it as a fun anniversary idea that required participation. I seriously have enough story arcs/sets lined up to keep my stuff going for years; this contest was just meant to be a fun chance for some of you to put your ideas forward.

Anyway, there were three entries that stood above the rest to me, using the criteria that I laid out on the contest page. So here are the top three with a short explanation of why I chose these entries. Just a reminder, first place gets ten-ish images, second place gets five-ish images and third place gets one (maybe two). Quick note here, when I posted the .rtf files, I did edit the entries to remove the non-story bits and put in the titles and authors names, so if I made a mistake somewhere please let me know and I will fix it as soon as I can.

First place: The Knight and the Naiad
by Derren Grathy; http://impregnationerotica.blogspot.com

The Knight and the Naiad

I chose this entry for first place chiefly because I felt it was the best written entry of those submitted. The overall story idea isn’t too original, but the characters and story are very well done and it should appeal to fantasy and couples fans, as well as fans of pregnancy stuff. Though the end of the main sex scene is a bit vague, but he did this on purpose to leave me a lot of creative/artistic room to do essentially whatever I wanted with this should it have won. (Which was nice of him.) So I will see what I can do with this whenever I can find the time to do the images for these entries.

Second place: Surrendering Her Body
by andi guinness; http://andiguinness.tumblr.com/

Surrendering Her Body

This entry got second place because it was a very well composed entry overall. Like the first place entry, this story idea wasn’t all that original either, however the entry did everything that I asked, and it got a lot of points for that. What got this entry second place was the fact that it was well balanced and well composed overall; which was the best thing to do to get as many points as possible according to the contest rules that I posted. It didn’t place first because I felt the first place entry was a better written story and I was a little weirded out by the possession thing, and there are some cheesy bits in the dialogue here and there. I am also not a huge futa fan, but I did not hold that against this entry; I mention this only to explain that this was not a bonus to me. The sex scene bits are well done though and cover the standard bases, and it will be interesting to see what I can make out of the things he wrote in here. As previously noted, this was well done overall. This entry should please futa fans.

Third place: Ambrosia of Fertility
by ammon17 http://affect3d.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=4800

Ambrosia of Fertility

The third place entry got a lot of points from originality. This was the only solo entry that I received, so it got a bunch of originality points for having the guts to even try that. I only referenced this option in one line in the contest rules, so it is nice to see that some people read though it all. This is essentially a solo/masturbation story and though there is no actual hardcore sex in it, it is well written and original. Bit of a surprise at the end of this one as well, so check it out.

So there you have it! Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again to everyone who submitted entries. As mentioned previously, the images for these entries likely won’t get done until next month or so as my back is currently acting up again, I have a lot of stuff to do this month, and I have to assemble my new machine later this week as soon as the RMA gets here. I have also sent out Patreon rewards for last month and hope to get a Patreon RTL 8 preview up something this weekend.

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