Saturday, 13 February 2010

Please read my story - you know you want to!

Shameless self-publicity part 2.

Remember this post where I was so happy that my story got a mention in the Once there was blog competition: write a flash story starting with "Once there was.."?


*Drumroll and more drumroll, angels singing, full orchestral trumpets blowing*

Here it is in all its glory.

And I didn't have to bribe them with chocolate and a wee dram of whiskey! Or get the Cat to perform card tricks.

How cool is that?!

Please do read it and tell me what you honestly think. It's only 397 words short.

Thanks again to the amazingly talented KateM for advertising this competition in her blog.



fairyhedgehog said...

A great story!

KarenG said...

I read it and enjoyed it a great deal! Left a comment on the site. Thank you for sharing!

Kea said...

That took me back to my childhood, Old Kitty, and a couple of "strange" neighbours in our little community. I remember my wild imaginings about them, and the stories we (children) would whisper.

Congratulations on a job well done!

Susan Fields said...

I really enjoyed this story. I love the voice and the language, and it does take you back to childhood and those "strange" people in the neighborhood you try to avoid as children. Very well written - thanks for sharing!

Theresa Milstein said...

I was pulled into the story and could see most everything clearly. If you want, I could offer a few minor suggestions. Congratulations and good for you for putting yourself out there!

Sidenote: my word verification is "ishug", so with this comment, I'm sending you a hug.

Ann said...

I was right there with those two girls. Lovely story. Left an award for you at inkpots. I think you have received it already, but wanted to pass it onto you anyway.

hampshireflyer said...

I've commented on there as well, but well done!

Old Kitty said...

Hi everyone, thank you so much for reading and for all your comments


fairyhedgehog - thank you!

KarenG - I'm so chuffed you read, commented and mentioned me on your blog - thank you so, so much!

Kim - thank you! Oh you and me both - we really did have a weird neighbour across from us - kept all sorts of creatures but also never seemed to leave the house either... just kept peeking from behind their curtains... strange!

Hi Susan Fields - thank you for popping by! And thanks for reading my little story. Take care.

Hi Theresa Milstein - thanks for offering - I might take you up on that one! :-) Big hugs to you too, you writer you!!! :-) And thanks for reading my little story too.

Hi Ann
Thank you for my award!!! Can't wait to pick it up now. :-) And thanks for reading my little story.

Hi hampshireflyer

Aww, thank you! I really appreciate your feedback.


Take care everyone AND THANK YOU again for your thoughtful feedback! Sometimes when I write stories I feel quite alone and completely insecure, but reading all your comments has given me a wonderful feeling that I'm not completely wasting my time!

So BIG HUGS to you wonderful, wonderful people!