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My Last 99 Word entry

As a child, I spent my summer evenings walking the North Downs. The sun, dust and open fields. There was an over whelming feeling of a disconnect. I never felt in the world, a feeling that has permeated my life since. 

The world exists in spite of me, in-spite of us. The world without me was present before I was born, and will be after I'm gone. My after life will be the same as my life is now. It isn't contradictory, its a continuation. As I face my passing, I don't fear death, I…

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Added by Elliot Black on March 1, 2015 at 11:54 — No Comments

Empathy

Empathy

Ellen's Eyes Met Karen's, noticing her white Doctors coat. 

What you did, is serious Ellen. Cutting your own skin, trying to take you own life. What you're feeling is serious. I would like to help you understand it” said Karen kindly.…

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Added by Elliot Black on October 14, 2014 at 12:11 — 7 Comments

Empathy, Horror?

I thought a lot about entering this. I've had it in various forms for 5 months or so. I think it is horror, I think were moving away from werewolves and demons, and this piece is meant to explore the horror of humanity. 

I'll let you judge for yourselves. 

Added by Elliot Black on October 14, 2014 at 12:05 — No Comments

Previous 99Fic Entry - Parasites

This was my last 99fiction entry. Its pretty different from what I normally do, and I'm not sure of the quality and how I actually feel about it.  

But its posted below for any feedback! 

Parasites

This is the third time I've visited this place; the first was the day I met you, the second was the day we…

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Added by Elliot Black on May 31, 2014 at 11:35 — 1 Comment

Previous 99word Comp Entry.

This is an old 99word comp entry. I wrote it a few years ago, and entered recently. Its from a longer piece that links to the old man character I wrote about in "Porcelain". 

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He stood on top of the railing, lactic acid burning in his legs. He ignored the feeling, launching himself hard into gravity’s hands, allowing her to swiftly pull him down.

The pressure and friction of the wind screamed in his ears at a violent…

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Added by Elliot Black on April 8, 2014 at 20:50 — 1 Comment

Porcelain

 

“Give me the doll Annie”, Sarah’s voice was firm; she concentrated on making sure it didn't crack.

“Put her down sweetie, please”

“But Mummy, she’s dirty” Annie voice, an exhale present as she spoke, was unrepentant, “I need to clean her”

Sarah’s heartbeat rose in her ears and she looked on in horror as Annie’s childlike fingers wiped dirt and blood from the porcelain shell.

“Baby please, give her to me” the crack in Sarah’s voice no longer shackled,…

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Added by Elliot Black on March 15, 2014 at 12:37 — 8 Comments

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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

Blog Posts

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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