Alphabet stories poll and a reading question

The Alphabet Challenge “S” Stories poll has picked up steam and is now a hotly contested race the likes of which I can’t imagine being matched in the real world.  

If you are a reader of our stories and have a strong opinion about which of the stories you liked the best (or disliked the least), and if you participate in the poll, thank you in advance. Links to the stories and the poll for the “Alphabet Challenge S-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link Votes will be accepted until noon on November 8th.

I’m still trying to digest the change in theme. I’ll be trying some new ones, possibly tomorrow.

I’ve seen some interesting themes and I’m actually considering exploring some drastic departures from the usual . . .

. . . we’ll see how that plays out.

Meanwhile, I have a poll (another poll). I’m curious to see if readers are able to discern which story belongs to which writer even before the voting closes and I announce it. You don’t have to tell me who you are or what you think . . . just replay to the poll.

Also, even if you are sure, don’t divulge the information on the blog.

And, another photo . . .

Stay safe out there . . . it’s likely many days will be drastic . . . stay safe out there.

Edited to Add: I forgot to provide links to longer posts . . . here are two:

Orphans in Black and White(link)
2011 — The Year in Pictures(link)

And the link to the SmugMug Gallery (HERE<<link)

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


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