The SDS Challenge — Second Wrath Voting Reminder

Due to a slow response, this is another 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).

Once again, I’m under a time constraint. I’ll just offer up a few reworked Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) (LINK) images from 2012 (adult birds feeding chicks in a birdhouse). As usual, you can find the full-size version on SmugMug HERE<<link. 

Some readers might recognize these photos as belonging to THIS<<link post.

That’s a nice shot, but the feeding action shots are better . . .

The last shot is one of my favorites and deserves a showing of its own . . .

I reworked the originals using Luminar AI because none of the other programs managed to lighten up the chicks under the overhang (you could not see any details). Luminar AI, surprisingly, outperformed DxO Photo Lab.

One more gallery of the adult bringing a grasshopper to the chick and having issues making the transfer . . .

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 three weeks left.

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