Literally Stories Week 32

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This week’s Fab Five was made up of one old boy, two Literally Stories Editors and two newcomers.

Des Kelly began the week briskly, setting a good pace with Running. James McEwan commented: “A clever and metaphoric piece, that is absorbing from within the character.”

Tuesday saw LS newcomer Jon Beight — welcome Jon — introduce a rarity to this neighbourhood of cyberspace. Namely a love story. Elizabeth Swann Lewis commented on Miguel, Lola and Ted – A Love Story: “I will probably never ever get the image of the guy melding with his chrome out of my mind. HILARIOUS.”

Wednesday, yet again, occurred in the middle of the week. I suspect, Wednesday’s author, Nik Eveleigh, couldn’t give two hoots whether or not you clicked on his story, Apathetica. Des Kelly wasn’t so indifferent when he observed: “Enjoyable and trippy stuff. You’ve gained entry into the magic lands of Terry Pratchett and escaped to tell the tale.”

Hugh Cron posed a question that felt more like a plea in his gritty tale Why Can’t She See The Difference? Diane Dickson remarked: “By approaching this from a less usual angle – that of one of the less obvious victims of a crime – you have produced a powerful piece of writing about the aftermath of a dreadful deed. Uncompromising and heart rending.”

The week finished on Friday in a not too distant future with another addition to the LS fold, Jaclyn Adomeit. Welcome Jaclyn and thank you for writing Drafted. Hugh Cron said: “This caught my interest very quickly. You have crafted a futuristic story with the recognisable attitudes and problems of today.”

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We have made some revisions to our Submission Guidelines. Please take a look at the heading genre/type where we have included a number of story-lines we regard as a ‘hard sell’. Also note documents should be single spaced in 12 pt and with no indents as this makes our job of formatting text for publication less problematic.

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The scrap to decide who was crowned Week 31’s King of the Castle ended in a unanimous points victory for Literally Stories Crown Prince of Jantelagen, Tobias Haglund, for his wonderful story, Flanders Field. I know for a fact, despite another victory, the modest Swede does not think of himself as smarter than we are! I also know further congratulations are in order…

Tobias just got a YES from his lovely girlfriend, who has agreed to be Mrs. Haglund.

The only way to dethrone a ruling monarch who is happier than a pig in muck, without resorting to treason, is to vote in the contest that is legend. Need I do more than draw your attention to the icon below and the poll beneath it?

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