While I liked some of the posted stories and agree that Cheeseburger Brown's was probably the best, the queue "Fiction spamming" the challenge issued made most users quite annoyed. Many calls for the dismissal pure and simple of the Fiction section were heard.
I propose an alternative format for a next installment: The challenge would have two distinct phases, the Diary phase and the Queue phase.
During the Diary Phase, entries should be posted to the author's diary, clearly marked as an entry (the title, for instance, should be "SUKFC:[story title]"). All submissions to the challenge must have a standard pool. For instance, "Should this story go to the next phase?".
The n (ten?) most voted submissions of the Diary Phase are then submitted directly to the voting queue (since the author had time to edit the story and correct anything he/she wanted during the diary phase).
Since pool votes are open, a separate mechanism could be created to let only interested users votes count during the first phase and minimize ballot stuffing (for instance, interested users would be required to email a Challenge moderator during the week before Diary Phase stating their username would be voting).
My impression is that this way, only the best stories reach the queue and the popular reaction may be far more favourable.
Don't believe in anything you can't see, smell, touch or at the very least infer from a good particle accelerator run