For the few, the brave, the individuals who’ve been waiting to once again not only read but also cast powerful votes for your favorite story (or writer, or both), the time has come. . .
If you are new to the SDS Challenge, a little background . . . and, you’re in luck! This is the last round!
By now everyone should know what we’re doing, but if you are new to the challenge, you made it just in time for the last sin. And here’s what’s going on.
Three writers will each write one story a month going down the above 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.
Here are the links to the Pride stories.
The Sloth Queen <<link
Writer: Perry Broxson
Word count: 13,190 words – approx. reading time: about 50 minutes based on 265 WPM
Writer: E. J. D’Alise
Word count: 1,865 words – approx. reading time: about 7 minutes based on 265 WPM
The Slow Start <<link
Writer: R. G. Broxson
Word count: 6,400 words – approx. reading time: about 24 minutes based on 265 WPM
And, here is the poll:
Readers have four weeks (2,419,200 seconds) to read the stories and cast a vote before the poll closes.
The last day to vote is February 17, 2021, before noon.
I’ll throw up a weekly reminder and maybe more as we near the voting deadline.
Votes are nice, but comments are especially appreciated.
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