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Minx



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: If you like short stories.... Reply with quote

I recently took up fiction writing again, something I used to do a few years back. If you fancy a coffee-break read (all the stories on here are less than 1000 words) you can find one of my efforts here:

http://www.everydayfiction.com/space-invader-by-sandra-crook/

Hope you enjoy it...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really enjoyed the story Minx, well done.. I don't read books apart from specialist stuff, but this was very entertaining, thanks,
I just read the story about the snowman too.. very creepy! Confused I've saved the page on my favourites so I'll get to read all the horror ones in time! Razz
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Minx



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Littlepieces! Glad you enjoyed the story.

I forgot there was a link to the Microhorror web-site SFF. I seem to have had more success with horror stories....well they're not really horror (I don't do entrails and stuff). They're more just weird.

Shocked

Oh and thanks to whoever cast a vote for Space Invader - my total went up by one last night! Laughing
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed it too,Minx .....an imaginative subject matter....I particularly liked this line...."strip away the layers of assurance that he had so carefully cultivated over the years"

Thanks for posting Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I liked that line too... it reminded me of a similar; personal occurrence whereby my former Boss of 23 years, came for a brief stay here in our Residential Home... even though I'd "done pretty well for myself" and a good few years older, he still made me very nervous whilst in his company.. he was still my Boss! Confused

ps.. it was me who cast the vote... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
ps.. it was me who cast the vote... Laughing


Ah you're a star SFF Laughing Much appreciated!


It's funny isn't it, how people still have the power to make you feel uncomfortable, long after they really cease to have any power over you. I was the same with my maths teacher - my brain would just freeze when I saw her, just like years ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Thanks for posting Smile


My pleasure Becky, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got round to reading this Minx, really enjoyed it. I've put the site in my favourites too for when I've a bit more time.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for reading it Helen. Glad you enjoyed it.

You can subscribe (free) to this site and get a story delivered to your inbox every day.

http://www.everydayfiction.com/

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed the one about the swans,Minx, but then I always enjoy your short stories.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Becky, glad you liked it. This was a true event; there's a lone swan in Castelnaudary (where we moored the boat last winter). The villagers took pity on it and found it a mate ... the rest, as they say, is history. Crying or Very sad

If you want to read more of my stories, this link will take you to the Published Work page of my web site, where there are links to all my work. Nice to know you enjoy them.

http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/published-work/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
Thanks Becky, glad you liked it. This was a true event; there's a lone swan in Castelnaudary (where we moored the boat last winter). The villagers took pity on it and found it a mate ... the rest, as they say, is history. Crying or Very sad

If you want to read more of my stories, this link will take you to the Published Work page of my web site, where there are links to all my work. Nice to know you enjoy them.

http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/published-work/

Ah, it was rather sad ..I thought it was from your fertile imagination,Minx.......I'm guessing the mayor and his lady friend were figments of your imagination,though... Very Happy

Thanks for the link!
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