The SDS Challenge — Second Gluttony Voting Reminder

If you are new to the SDS Challenge, a little background.

Three writers will each write one story a month going down the list of deadly sins. The stories can be anywhere from 666 words to 6,666 words in length, although those numbers are not set in stone. If ambitious, the writers will provide accompanying graphics. These stories will not be anonymous because some writers may want to use the same characters for each story and write a series — or book — encompassing all seven sins. Finally, interpretation of the titular sin is up to the writer. Meaning, each ‘sin’ can take multiple forms.

Disclaimer: The writing challenge has no restrictions and the stories will likely span a wide gamut of genres. The majority of the stories fall in the PG-rating range with a few perhaps pushing into the soft R-rating. Some readers might find a few of the stories disturbing because of the topics, language, and/or plot points, and if so, stop reading and move on.

If you want to read the Seven Deadly Sins submissions for the Sin of Gluttony, 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).

We’re two weeks into this round of voting and we have sixteen votes. For this challenge, at this stage, I think it’s pretty good. There are twelve days left in the challenge, and I’ll do a few more reminders before the deadline for them who are either new to it or don’t have time right now to read the stories but would like to.

“I’ve already read the Gluttony stories . . . what am I supposed to do until next month?”

Wait, that’s the same question as the last reminder post . . . I won’t give the same answer, but this answer is the followup to the last answer . . . if interested, you can read the next year after the first four years of Disperser fiction<<link.

. . . since no one clicked on the previous post’s link, I doubt anyone will click on this link, but I can but try.

Still Life

Maybe you don’t have a month to spend reading my stuff . . . here’s a post that requires less time to read (LINK). Actually, there’s no reading, so, literally, seconds.

Still Life

That’s another fan that was given to me by an employee. He brought it back from visiting family in India (we had a number of employees here on H1 visas that we helped get Green Cards).

The beach globe has been featured before (LINK) . . . I should bring it out and photograph it again.

The twisted glass sadly met its demise, but when it worked, if you held the bottom, the heat from your hand would ‘boil’ the liquid up to the top. As it cooled, gravity would bring it back down.

OK, you actually heated the air in the chamber and it would ‘push’ the liquid up, but it looked like it was boiling. Sometime in 2018, it lost the vacuum seal and the liquid dried up. I’ve not looked for a replacement, but maybe I will.

Or not . . . we’re trying not to acquire too many nick-knacks because then we’d then either have to dust them or pack them, and we’d rather do neither.

Still Life

The above is me trying more Still Life arrangements . . . plus I liked the color combination.

Next up, an old car in a field along one of the many driving routes we had in Colorado. That was one of our favorite thing to do . . . get in the car, head out on some new road, and find routes we would then take whenever we wanted to relax and eat snacks as we drove off the beaten path.

Old car in a field, resting.

Wouldn’t it be nice if — when we died — we would be put out in a field somewhere to relax for eternity . . . or however long it would take for us to rot away?

Probably just as well not . . . I assume it would be a tad smelly and maybe a bit disgusting, all these fields of wannabe walking dead with bits falling off . . . unless we were first dehydrated, sealed in a nice coat of lacquer, and set in interesting poses.

Hey! . . . we could install articulated joints and the living could come and pose us. Better still, they could be mechanized! Imagine a field of lacquered WWDs with the arms set to rotate with the winds. Oh! Oh! . . . we could use them to generate wind energy! Sign me up!

OK, enough silly morbidity. Here’s a small gallery of the above photos along with artsified versions of them. As usual, you can find the full-size version on SmugMug HERE<<link. 

Anyway, if at all interested in reading three tales about gluttony, you now know where to find them (and where to vote for the one you like best or hate least . . . you be got about two weeks left).

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