The SDS Challenge — Second Envy Voting Reminder plus . . .

. . . Water Launch and Driving Mr. Bagel.

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 Envy, 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, this will be a short post . . . first up, Driving Mr. Bagel . . .

Mr. Bagel loves going for long drives, especially in sunny early mornings, when the rising sun lights up his complexion . . .

Next, I bet you’re wondering what I meant by “Water Launch” . . .

Sometimes I see something and I film it . . . in regular, slow, and ultra-slow motion.

Here’s what happened; I set the cup in the sink and wanted to fill it with water, but the cup had other ideas.

So, I filmed it using my Samsung Note 20 Ultra and utilizing the three options for speed.

After filming it, I took the opportunity to try out Adobe’s Premiere Ru which is included with the Photography Plan (which includes Lightroom, Photoshop, and a couple of other apps).

I normally use Window Movie Maker to create the movies I share, but I was curious if Ru was any easier to use. The program has other options, but I kept it pretty basic (for now), although I’m not sure about using it since it doesn’t seem to have the option to add captions and titles (or maybe it does and I don’t yet know how).

The middle part — the slow-motion part — is a little long and I should have trimmed it, but don’t mind it much because I like the music.

Anyway, if at all interested in reading three tales about Envy, 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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