Shameless plea for votes – my #SF #shortstory ‘Perfect Fit’ is #FREE to read

When I entered my short story PERFECT FIT in a contest being held in honor of the late, great Terry Pratchett, I didn’t realize it was open voting. It took me a couple of hours to find a cover, upload and write a description, so when I saw that I needed to also blab about it to gather votes, I thought I’d just chalk up the time spent to experience and move on.

In the process, I did discover a great site where you can download free wallpaper images, which is what I used for the story, so it wasn’t a total waste. You can find that site here.But then I thought, hell, why not?

So here is my plea: please click on THIS LINK to read the story and vote. In fact, you don’t even have to read it (which makes it rather a poor writing contest, in my opinion, but hey ho), all you have to do is click on the little heart to vote for it.

If you do read it, like it and want to, you can also rate and review.

I shared a snippet of this story during excerpt week here, and it is my contribution to the anthology THE WORLD AND THE STARS, that I published earlier this month.

So here is the mini blurb for the story:

Humanity has the technology to play God, but how far should it be allowed to go? On a generational starship where workers are created to fit their jobs, Roz believes they might have gone too far…

And the lovely cover I found for it:


Now go. Vote.

Please… 😉


  1. Hi Deborah.
    I just voted!
    Good Luck!

    {btw I am entered in this also…}


    1. Thanks Icky – what’s is your story called?


  2. Loved the story, Deborah! I read it earlier today and just placed my vote 🙂 Best of luck!


    1. Cheers Callum 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Freaky story Deborah!
    I loved it!


  4. Good luck with the story. Cover is beautiful, and I enjoyed the the story almost as much as I enjoyed your “shameless plea” (tongue-in- cheek, of course). Us shameless redheads have to stick together! lol

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Well quite! 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Hi Deborah.
    My entry is ”For the Love of Temperance’ 3 Excerpts.’
    ~Icky. 🙂


    1. My, those are fun!


  6. Deb, I read and voted. You are the winner! 🙂 I almost found Roz’s compassion in a future world similar to ‘Cassie’s’ as an elemental. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Deb, I guess that’s the type of MC I like to write – rough around the edges but with an honest heart.
      Thanks so much for voting 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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