The SDS Challenge — Fifth ‘Wrath’ Voting Reminder

Voting is still slow has stopped, but and that’s usual sad for this challenge; and I expect I’d hoped for a few more votes will trickle in as since my last reminder, but no. I’m still holding out hope for a few votes and before next week’s deadline nears. (yes, I’m repurposing the intro from the last reminder . . . lazy, I be)

Still, Here’s another 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).

At this point, I figure people no longer care but, just in cases, I should probably mention the voting for this round ends Tuesday at Noon.

That’s a photo from the beach near Navarre, Florida, taken in 2014. The long beach between Navarre and Pensacola is one of the better beaches we’ve seen.

Navarre, Pensacola,

It also sports lots of shell remnants and other interesting debris (that dark gray piece almost looks like the remnant of a memory card . . . but I did not examine it in detail).

Pretty much every foot of beach has interesting textures and remnants of something that was once whole and now isn’t (the sea is a harsh mistress, I hear … I’d say ‘violent’ is a more accurate description … full-on S&M with permanent damage).

Sure, the small shells seem to fare better, but anything of size is reduced down to pieces that only hint at the beauty and intricacy the whole might have offered. I mean, anyone good at jigsaw puzzles might give a go at reconstructing some of the more interesting shells, but I’d suspect in each case there would be some pieces missing.

It’s a fairly relaxing pastime, photographing broken shells . . . until . . . well, I can’t explain it but I can show it . . . I came across this scene . . .

It looked odd, somehow, so I got closer to get a better look when, all of a sudden . . .

Let me tell you, I nearly stained that nice white beach brown. Suffice it to say, we’ve not set foot on that beach since.

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 five days left.

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