Well, I figured this would happen (and completely understand) . . . the total number of votes for the “F” stories offerings is tracking even lower than the usually low numbers.

This is a gentle reminder that — if bored out of your skull, healthy, and literate — you might consider reading them and then, perhaps, voting for your favorite HERE. That’s also where you can find links to the stories so that — you know — you don’t have to hunt for them.

I’ll also advise people to — regardless if you read the stories or not — take the occasional break from COVID-19 news. It’s easy to let it take over your life. I mean, it’s already taking over your physical life, but you should make the effort to safeguard your mental health and emotional well-being.

It’s perfectly understandable reading these stories isn’t your Plan A . . . or even B, C, or D, but do something — anything — to relax and focus on things you enjoy.

Below are a couple of photo manipulations for your enjoyment (or not).