The SDS Challenge — First Wrath Voting Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the voting for the SDS Challenge Wrath Stories is underway.

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 Wrath, 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).

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It’s late as I’m writing this. This post will go live at 07:07 and it’s now 00:50. Well, I guess not all that late for me, except that these days are fairly busy. Today (well, yesterday when you read this) I sorted through all the clothes I have, getting rid of (donating) clothes I seldom if ever wear, and finally finishing the organization of my side of the closet (Melisa was done with her side a day or two after I finished the closet). While I was at it, I went through the organization of the dresser.

Then, I made a few calls, including setting up an eye doctor apointment. Then, I refilled the hummingbird feeders. Only seven of the eleven, but it involves taking them apart and cleaning them.

Then, I replaced the mesh portion to four of our window screens which had, over the years, gotten small holes. Two were actually ripped (they were ripped when we bought the place; the owners had dogs, and I think they damaged the screen . . . the dogs, not the owners, although I don’t know for sure). While I’m at it, I’ll do the rest of the screens tomorrow.

I’m also in the process of putting up in the garage some of the wire shelves from the master closet. Actually, I have the shelves from all four closets that we redid. I plan to add strategic shelving for seasonal storage of stuff like flower pots. It will be good to keep them off the floor, and yes, we’re starting to clean up some of the flower pots (stuff isn’t looking as good as it did).

The other day we took a carload of cut-up cardboard to the recycling center, and I also finally got rid of the last of the styrofoam packing that came will all the stuff we bought. It’s amazing to me that no one will take that stuff. I’m referring to recycling centers. I end up having to dispose of it via the regular garbage collection and, because it’s voluminous, it takes multiple weeks (you can’t compress the stuff unless you have a press of some kind).

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

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