OK, call me a bit disappointed . . . but not surprised. Meaning, no votes since the last reminder, and almost no additional views. The number of views for the individual stories is pretty low (as compared to any of the Alphabet Challenge<<link rounds).
I suspected the theme would be a difficult one for most people to get into.
If you want to know more about the SDS challenge, THIS Post <<link explains it.
If you want to read the Seven Deadly Sins stories for the Sin of Lust, and then vote, your gateway is THIS POST <<link. There, you’ll find links to each of the three stories and a poll for you to vote after you finish them (if you be so moved).
I think the Alphabet Stories offered both variety and the lure of the unexpected (what stories will the writers concoct for each letter?) whereas the SDS Challenge is pretty well set …
… and I suspect some people are not exactly enticed by the subject matter.
Honestly? If I came across it, I’d probably pass on reading the stories. But, I know there are many people who are definitively attracted to them sins (lawyers, politicians, cable news show hosts … I could go on). At the very least, I’d think some would read them to try and get some pointers.
There’s one month left before voting closes. I’m hoping the issue isn’t what I voice above, but rather that people are natural-born procrastinators and that as the deadline approaches it will ignite a firestorm of votes.
See? I too be delusional, even if I’m only faking it.
These photos are all from our 2014 visit to Navarre, Florida. We’d left Colorado to escape from the February chill . . . and it turned out that — for that week — Colorado Springs hit temperatures in the 70s while the part of Florida we were visiting barely reached in the 60s.
The original size versions of these photos are in THIS<<link SmugMug Gallery, but you can still click on these photos to get a slightly larger version to open in a new tab or window.
By the way, I’m still using the block editor . . . and let me give you another hint about using the beast:
If you plan on inserting photos in your post, it appears the blocks a better behaved if you preload the photos you intend to use onto your Media Library. Meaning, when you want to insert a photo, you can choose it from the Library instead of uploading it on the fly. Mucho mas less problems if the photos are already uploaded.
Warning: the Block Editor is still a pain to work with and can cause stress levels to spikes. Use with caution. Avoid if possible.
I’m also still playing around with Guido Jr. and (as luck will always have it) there is one annoying thing; a slight miniature fog-horn hum/vibration that I’ve yet failed to fully identify and locate. It’s not a problem other than at time like these; late in the evening, I’m not playing music, and no noise anywhere in the house or outside. I could put on my headphones (92.37% of the time I’m listening to music) but sometimes I just want to enjoy the clickety-clack of the keyboard . . . and the micro-fog-horn disrupts.
OK, it’s a very minor inconvenience, and, truth be told, I rarely notice it (and Melisa doesn’t hear it), but it’s like one of them itches in places you can’t reach. It could also be that because I’ve lost most of my high-frequency hearing, I’m more attuned to frequencies I can hear.
Other than that, the PC has rekindled my joy of processing photos.
Anyway, if at all interested in reading three tales of lust, you now know where to find them (and where to vote for the one you like best or hate least).
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