The SDS Challenge — Second Greed Voting Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the voting for the SDS Challenge Greed Stories is underway … and seems to have stalled.

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 Greed, 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).

So, yes, another reminder and sooner than I had planned. I know it’s still early, but we’re getting very little traffic. I mean, yes, if you want to keep up with the various shitstorms locally and around the world, then I’ll admit these stories are not going to rank up there as attention-getters.

But, you know, if you’ve had it with shitstorms and want a little escape, then, my dear reader, this post is for you! And, I’m throwing in some photos . . .

Yes, that’s a Brown Betty (LINK)

I mean, I grieve for the world, but if I sit down, think about it deeply and in earnest, and if I take into account all the various factors governing this little slice of time, I conclude that attempting to stem the tide of collective stupidity that drives most people’s actions is a fool’s errand.

Ergo, Q. E. D., it’s out of my hands. Now, if anyone would like to put me in charge and give me the resources (lots and lots of money to do things with, a military force, and carte blanche), then I’d be glad to take up the cause of kicking some butt and telling people what’s what.

But, that ain’t gonna happen . . . too bad, that. I’d have liked fixing up the place and make it nice for most people to live in.

Instead, I’m upgrading our walk-in closet. A new coat of paint, and new cabinets and organizers. Gonna post some photos once I’m done (duh!).

Besides, I’m pressed for time, so here’s a quick gallery and we’ll call this done. As usual, you can find the full-size version on SmugMug HERE<<link. 

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

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