So, with 274 stories by 54 McStorytellers now published on the site and with close to 1,300 story ratings received so far, here are the latest positions, with the total scores for each story in brackets.
1 Dead End Street by Alan Crossan (157)
2 At This Moment by Melissa Palmer (145)
3 Ping Time by Brendan Gisby (131)
4 A Slice of Undead Life by January Bain (102)
5 The Resurrection of Andy McPhail by Karen Jones (90)
6 Angels Don't Have Wings - Take 1 by Ron A. Sewell (89)
7 Postcards from the Departure Lounge by Gavin Broom (87)
8= Eliminating Heat by Bill Kirton (86)
8= Past Perfect by Karen Jones (86)
10 Crack: it gives you wings by Lee Carrick (85)
(The scores reflect both the number of raters and their enjoyment of the stories, with the latter calculated in the following way: Very much = 4, Quite a lot = 3, So-So = 2, Not very much = 1, Not a lot = 0.)
Once again, therefore, it’s no change at the top. Paisley-born Alan Crossan safely retains the Number One spot with Dead End Street, his perfectly crafted tale of a father’s relationship with his sons. Also continuing to occupy the next three places are stories by New Jersey writer Melissa Palmer, Edinburgh-born author Brendan Gisby and Canadian author January Bain.
But crashing in at Number Five is Glaswegian writer Karen Jones with her droll take on life after death, The Resurrection of Andy McPhail, a story that was published on the site less than a week ago!
If you haven’t read any of our McTop Ten stories, just click on the story titles above – and get rating! But will it all change by Christmas? Watch this space.
Coming next – Alasdair McPherson rewrites history again.