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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

First of the Month Fiction - December 1st

Now normally this would be posted on the 1st, but we have an out of town wedding, leaving at 8am and as I am technologically challenged, I need some time to work up the blog-hop part of the linky thing. So come Jan 1, I will have it all sorted, and in the hangover haze swing by, but for today (and the next few days), you have a head start.

There are 2 categories (examples here) 100 words exactly or 30 words or less. I think we can say that feed back on offerings are unnecessary, but if you really love someone's story, maybe go to their blog and mention it there (if this is not how people want it to work, let me know, was just thinking it's better for the readers to read the stories all together). Add your stories to the comment section, but don't forget to add your blog to the link below. My offering is in the 100 word category. (I know I cheated with "who'd" but what can you do!?) Look forward to reading yours.

 She had longingly watched him pass by this spot every day on his way to work since he was a young man of twenty. Her day always brightened with his sighting. She’d felt heart-breaking envy when his new bride joined him. Over time, their laughter declined and eventually they ceased talking. Nowadays, he wandered miserably alone, but she knew he would still never notice her, and she ached for the love she would never know. Toby looked at the painting of his grandmother, who’d died in childbirth, and wondered why it always looked sadder when his dad was near.

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  1. Apologies to people who got this 3 or 4 times. I think this is it...will see at 11...HTML is not my friend. Formatting gone??
    She had longingly watched him pass by this spot every day on his way to work since he was a young man of twenty. Her day always brightened with his sighting.

    She’d felt heart-breaking envy when his new bride joined him. Over time, their laughter declined and eventually they ceased talking. Nowadays, he wandered miserably alone, but she knew he would still never notice her, and she ached for the love she would never know.

    Toby looked at the painting of his grandmother, who’d died in childbirth, and wondered why it always looked sadder when his dad was near.

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  2. Stories in comment, link to blog on linkything, so we can read more by the writers we like....

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  3. Argh - left off that I've been over at With some Grace - click http://www.withsomegrace.com/ for the great giveaway or see who else is about (too scared to muck up the linky thing...)

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  4. I love your 100 words - very nice twist.

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  5. Hello, I hadn't heard of these short stories before. Hemingway's is heart breaking isn't it? Nice to meet you via FYBF.

    Have you thought of getting rid of the Captcha on your comments, I find them so annoying!

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    1. I have absolutely no idea what that means, but will investigate....write a story and post it on...

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  6. i love the idea of 100 words
    it is something i have been wnating to do for ages

    will follow and keep watching
    xx

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  7. Not sure I can limit myself to 100 words and still make sense but a great idea !!
    Have the best time at the wedding tomorrow !
    Me
    #FYBF visitor

    I second Seana re Captcha on your comments !!!

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  8. What a great idea! Als I am too sleep deprived to play this month, but maybe I'll join in next time. )

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  9. I tried to do a short storey in 100 words once - harder than it sounds!

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  10. Oh, wow! 100 words! Love the idea! I wonder if I could do it. Will go and give it a try!

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  12. Ok that was a terrible attempt at 30 words or less. Here is my second attempt.

    The loud sound made her cry, what was that? What is happening. Why is Mumma so excited.
    Two years is a long time between rains for a three year old.

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  13. I likEd the other one. It's good (you can use it for jan 1) BUT I love the idea of kids not knowing what rain is (don't love that fact, love it in the story...)

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  14. How sad, yet captivating - I love your 100 words too!!!

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  15. Join in next month - and any clues on the catchpha

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