A little housekeeping first. Here’s the voting spreadsheet. I will try to repost it every week so you guys don’t have to go searching for it. Pepper will be happy to know she is now tied with Novak for the lead with 12 points, as we discovered a bronze medal that wasn’t placed.

I also wanted to confirm that we will have 9 playoff spots. Here’s how that will go.

In the octofinals, seeds 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 will face each other. Those seeded 1-4 have a bye. The top three scorers will advance. In the quarterfinals, seeds 2, 3, 4 and the other three advancing writers will face off. The #1 seed has another bye. The top three scorers advance. The semifinals will have the four remaining players, and the top two will advance to the finals.

For this week we’re going to steal from season four. Your inspiration for your story will be a picture. There is no wrong way it can inspire you, unless you’re so inspired you go over the word limit. Which will be 210 words.