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Mystery art for “O” stories voting

Two days left in The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories round and — what do you know? — the voting round is showing some signs of life. Perhaps all my begging is not going to waste.    . . . so, just … Continue reading

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Thistle time art for “O” stories voting

Three days left in The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories round and it’s official . . . this will go down as a low participation round. With three days left, I don’t see a slew of voters coming in from a … Continue reading

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Thistle time for “O” stories voting

Four days left in The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories round and it’s looking to be a low participation round. It happens, and we hope for better in the future, and I’m almost past even asking . . .   . . … Continue reading

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Bug for “O” stories voting

I bug, but there’s no love for The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories. Voting has stopped in its tracks and it ain’t budging.  The writers are at a loss to explain the sudden dearth of voters. Worse yet, it appears the … Continue reading

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Bugs and more for “O” stories voting

I hate bugging people, but The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories voting still lags the voting for the last round . . . not by a little, either. But, I get it . . . two conventions, hurricanes, fires . . … Continue reading

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Thorny Lyre and “O” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories round is almost at the halfway mark with only eight more days left before voting closes. For whatever reason, it’s still progressing at a glacial pace . . . uh . . . actually, glaciers … Continue reading

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Eclectic photos II and reminder for “O” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories voting got a couple more votes but still trails badly compared to the stories from the last round. I’m going to try a bit of reverse psychology and not ask anyone to vote.   If you … Continue reading

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A dragon’s wing and “O” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories voting has stopped. I don’t mean it’s ended . . . I mean that no one is voting. After the record voting turnout we had for the last round, this is a lesson in two … Continue reading

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Acorns for “O” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories voting has hit a bit of a Big-Time lull . . . but, if willing readers are up to it, we can get it going once again with just a moderate a hefty push shove.  … Continue reading

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Eclectic photos and reminder for “O” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories voting has hit a bit of a lull . . . but, if willing readers are up to it, we can get it going once again with just a moderate push.  If you are one … Continue reading

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Reminder for “O” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories are off and running, each hoping to capture the heart — and votes — of readers. If you are one such reader, and if you’ve not already done so — please read the stories and … Continue reading

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Vultures for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories voting will close at noon on Sunday, August 16th. I mean, it sure sounds like you have a lot of time left to read for about 30 minutes, then ponder about which story merits your … Continue reading

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Third X Two reminder for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories voting has entered the doldrums period. Yup, during every round, there’s a point where voting stalls and the poll languishes in solitude with nary a click to keep it company. You have no obligation to … Continue reading

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Lobbying for “N” stories voting

Unlike real lobbyists, I got nothing to bribe . . . er . . . offer in exchange for visitors reading the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories. As such, you have no obligation to do anything . . . but it … Continue reading

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Third reminder for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories are sitting there, looking pretty and waiting for readers (and voters). You could be a reader (if you’ve not already read the stories) and you could be a voter (if you’ve not already voted). And, … Continue reading

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