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THEN WHAT?

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 15:41 15 Comments

“I asked him, ‘Do flowers yawn when they bloom?’ Right out of the blue! The freaking guy sat there dazed.”

Mark shook his head in disgust. “What’s the point?”

“It needs a point? For laughs, okay? You don’t find it funny?” Then Dave stood and paced the floor like someone with a secret bursting…

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THE OLD MAN AND THE TERRORIST

Posted on May 4, 2014 at 14:30 16 Comments

Old hard-of-hearing David Epstein bumps into a suspicious man carrying a backpack He’s convinced the man is a terrorist with plans to walk into Macy’s Department Store and detonate a suicide bomb.

“I’m waitink,” says the old bearded man in a Yiddish…

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OUTCAST

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 21:31 13 Comments



He loved women. No denying that. Pin-ups in Quentin’s bedroom still smiled back at him from all those turbulent teen-age years. But who loved him back? Not his mother. Not hard-of-hearing Aunt Clarisse who called him “slow and a good bit retarded” loud enough for him to hear her cruelty a room away. And…

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THE WINTER MONTHS

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 16:30 6 Comments

I could’ve loved the death of nature, embraced it like a friend.

I could have loved all things white.

I could have loved winter, gladly faced tomorrow gallantly in your company. Braced against the blizzards of misfortunes, I would’ve battled to the death for love.

I could’ve…

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At 11:18 on October 15, 2013, Diane Piron-Gelman said…

Hi, Sal! Nice to see you here. I look forward to reading your stuff. :)

At 13:59 on October 15, 2013, Salvatore Buttaci said…

Thanks, Diane. 99Fiction.net is a great place for friends to post their writings, make comments, and share friendships.

At 0:35 on November 3, 2013, Zelda Martin said…

Hi, Sal.  I'm happy to be your friend in any venue.

At 15:15 on November 3, 2013, Salvatore Buttaci said…

Zelda, I feel the same about you. Friends are a treasure that makes us all wealthy!

At 23:27 on January 13, 2014, Tovli Simiryan said…

Hi Sal--just trying to figure out how to post things here.  tovli

At 20:01 on May 20, 2014, Siggy Buckley said…

Thanks for adding me, Sal. Still have to figure out how this work...

At 20:12 on May 20, 2014, Salvatore Buttaci said…

I'm still learning too. When I am totally unable to do something here, I ask Jem.

At 16:08 on December 14, 2014, Jill Spencer said…

Thanks, Salvatore.

At 7:15 on May 22, 2015, Maggie Rascal said…

Congratulations on your April 99-word win, Sal. You know I'm a fan :)

At 13:48 on May 22, 2015, Salvatore Buttaci said…

Thanks, Maggie, for the congrats and for liking my work.

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Who Do You Show Your Stories To?

Started by Daniel Hale in Sample Title. Last reply by Mary Chandler Nov 9, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue

A Formatting Question-- How would you...?

Started by Angie_Fayre in Uncategorized Sep 2, 2015. 0 Replies

Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue

Publishing Percentages!

Started by Naomi Rawle in Sample Title. Last reply by Gia Lee Jul 19, 2015. 3 Replies

Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue

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New works: published and otherwise.

Started by Zachary T. Owen in Sample Title. Last reply by Naomi Rawle Mar 27, 2015. 4 Replies

What stories/books/poems/novels have you recently completed or had published?I'll go first:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDvvPFBisAA^This…Continue

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Title Advice?

Posted by Daniel Hale on December 14, 2015 at 18:29 0 Comments

I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.

The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…

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A Memory Resides In Soho

Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 24, 2015 at 21:06 0 Comments

A Memory Resides In Soho

On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara.  Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing…

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Final Stretch for my First Project

Posted by Daniel Hale on November 16, 2015 at 2:41 0 Comments

So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do. 

Premonition

Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 12, 2015 at 17:40 0 Comments

Premonition

Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde…

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