The Alphabet Challenge: “D” Stories Voting

Assuming everyone has read the stories, this is the place where you can vote for your favorite of the “D” Stories.

For readers who stumbled here or who need a refresher, the stories can be found by clicking on their respective names.

Here are the links to the stories:




All readers have to do is read each story and choose the one they liked best. Voting is open until the publication of the next group of stories (the “E” stories) at which time I’ll tally the votes and declare a winner.

As a reminder, to have your vote count, click on the circle next to the story you’re voting for, and then click on “Vote”. If you don’t click on “Vote”, your choice won’t be recorded.

If you want to make sure your vote is registered, click “View Results” before voting, then, go back to the poll and vote, and then click “View Results” again to confirm the counters have changed.

If your vote didn’t register, please let me know.

The system has a check for duplicate votes, so if you try voting again within a week of when you last voted, the vote won’t register.

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If you would like to leave a comment for the writers — either here or with the individual stories posts — please do so. I will forward each comment/question to the appropriate writer.

The writers will appreciate hearing from you and will likely respond.

The next stories — the “E” Stories — should be up around the Ides of March.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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18 Responses to The Alphabet Challenge: “D” Stories Voting

  1. GP Cox says:

    I apologize, but I truly do not have the computer time to read all the stories. I’ll do my best to get back here at a later date.


    • disperser says:

      Absolutely no problem even if you don’t get to them later.

      Life should always take precedence over reading blogs, and especially my blog.

      Liked by 1 person

      • GP Cox says:

        Don’t say that! Every one is a somebody!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • disperser says:

        You know what Lily Tomlin said . . . “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”

        What I meant by my comment is that my blog is pretty lightweight. It’s primarily for entertainment (and even then, mostly for myself) and if someone misses a bunch of posts, it’s not a big deal either for them or me.


  2. GP Cox says:

    I finally voted!!


  3. This may be a dumb question, Emilio, but did you write these stories?


    • disperser says:

      For each round, there are three writers, each writing a story.

      They are posted anonymously until after the votes are counted, and I then add the names of the authors to their respective stories.

      In each round, I write one of the stories. We are currently on the “J” round (meaning, the titles must begin with the letter “J” . . . next round it will be the letter “K” and so on.

      I hope that clarifies things, and I now have to go back and make sure all the stories (except the latest) have the author’s names.

      Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      So, for this round, “Departure” was my submission. The other two were written by Perry and Gary Broxson (twins I’m friends with).

      Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      Finally, if you specifically like my writing, there’s lots of my fiction on the blog (including three novels), although some of the writing is behind a password so as to maintain certain publishing rights. If you come across anything with a password, just ask and I’ll email it.

      If you don’t like my writing, that’s OK as well, and nevermind.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I’ll check out your novels! I’m going to remember to say, “that’s ok, and nevermind” when people don’t like my photography. Very succinct :-).


      • disperser says:

        OK, now you’ve done it! Brace yourself . . .

        . . . I kid (somewhat). But here’s what I mean. If you want to read some stuff, I suggest starting with some of my smaller offerings to see if you even like the writing. I write a lot of short fiction and that should give you an idea about my writing.

        Then, if still interested, the three novels and some of the longer fiction that I’m actually shopping around might be next.

        However, if you want to jump right into the novels, just let me know.

        “Where be all this great writing?” you ask.

        Well, it just so happens that a few months ago I crossed the 10-year anniversary of this blog and I did a summary of my fiction writing (complete with descriptions and links):

        In that post I mention a work-in-progress; here’s the link to it:
        Again, that’s not finished. I might get back to it (I keep threatening to do so) but as yet, it’s a semi-contained short novel.

        Right! On with the writing documentation:

        That gets you to 2016 . . . I still have to do a summary of the fiction from then to now (not as much as in previous years), but I promise you . . . if you read all the stuff in those links, I’ll jump onto summarizing the rest of the fiction.

        Again, and I can’t stress this enough . . . no expectations on my part or obligation on yours. If you feel like reading any, fine. If not, fine. If you start reading something of mine and it sucks and you want to forget my fiction ever existed . . . also fine.

        Final comment. Anything labeled “Protected” requires a password. Shoot me an email or leave a comment in the introductory post for the work in question and I’ll send you the password.

        Wait! Final, final comment. Everything on the blog is as written with minor editing. At least two of the novels have undergone more rigorous editing (prepping them for potential sale/publication), but I didn’t update the blog versions. Meaning, you’ll see some warts (to be clear: writing warts, not actual warts).

        I happen to think my writing is pretty clean, but then I also think I’m smart and witty . . . meaning, some chunks of salt might be useful.

        And if you’ve read all the way here . . . well, that’s just crazy! No one reads all the way to the end of my long comments! Wait . . . you skipped stuff, didn’t you?


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