The SDS Challenge — Results of “Pride” Voting Round

The SDS “Pride” voting round has come to an end.

Here’s the updated logo . . .

If you want to know more about the SDS challenge, THIS Post <<link explains it.

If you want to read the Seven Deadly Sins stories submitted for the Sin of Pride and see the results of the vote, THIS POST <<link is what you want to visit.

But, I know few people will bother with the link, so let me give you the links to the stories and the results of the voting.

Here are the links to the Pride stories.

The Ghost of Solstice Future <<link
Writer: E. J. D’Alise
Word count: 2,960  words – approx. reading time: about 11 minutes based on 265 WPM

Pride and Joy <<link
Writer: R. G. Broxson
Word count: 5,130  words – approx. reading time: about 19 minutes based on 265 WPM

The Brothers Profitt <<link
Writer: Perry Broxson
Word count: 12,250  words – approx. reading time: about 46 minutes based on 265 WPM

And, here is the result of the poll:

Once again, Team Gary took an early lead, but this time Team Perry failed to show with a late rally. It turns out, Perry lost his contacts (new phone) so he couldn’t get the word out. Such is the fickleness of (mis)fortune.

Congratulations to Gary for the win and . . . well, I got second place with my usual four votes, failing to match my personal best of five votes. But, it’s a hallow second-place victory since, really, Perry essentially wasn’t competing.

Worse yet (and perfectly understandable given the circumstances), we fell well short of our typical 25 votes, not to mention way short of our record 31 votes from the last round.

I suspect the holidays, Omicron, and Trump had something to do with it (he’s always trying to steal votes).

The Sloth stories are going to be late (duh!)

Perry is working on beating his last word count, and Gary is … well, I don’t know what Gary is doing. Me? I’ll wait until the last minute and put out masterpieces so advanced it will be up to future literary historians to recognize as pure genius … ’cause certainly no one alive today will think it so.

Anyway, I usually have photos, but this time, something different. Some will like it. Some will hate it. Some of my readers will have already seen these (because of emails). And some of the people who’ve already seen these aren’t readers of this blog. That’s not relevant, but I thought I’d throw it out there.

Videos . . . I’m linking videos. Videos that I like. Videos highlighting people’s creativity. Videos that only recently crossed my path.

They’re presented in rough order of preference, although some are too close to rank above their nearest neighbor. BUT . . . the last video is by far my favorite.

This next one has no animals, but . . . well, I just had to share it:

Anyway, I need to wrap this up, so here’s my favorite of these videos.

Since there are no photos, THIS<<link SmugMug Gallery just offers a stroll through the photos used in the previous posts.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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