Hi, I just wanted to share a short story of mine that was published in print last month. It's a tale about a strange relationship told by an unusual narrator. It's probably one of the favourite short stories I've written.
Absolutely wonderful, Laure. Primal, delicate, brutal and tender at one and the same time. I loved it. The emotion is raw and beautiful, and the imagery and core metaphor is spectacular. Thank you for sharing it!
Wow. Beautiful. I was competely immersed, much like your character. I initially thought the narrator was a ghost from her past. Maybe a brother or childhood sweetheart. I think this was because of them playing tag when she was a child. Does this refer to when a child plays with the incoming tide on the beach?
I must admit, I'm not sure if her fate should make me happy for her or sad. I'm getting both.
Hi Laure, I finally had time to watch your reading. I can't find that post anymore so forgive me for putting this in the wrong place. I just wanted to say how great you were! You picked a perfect place to read, intriguing without giving anything away and early enough in the novel so I didn't feel lost. And wow! Your novel was shortlisted for 2019 First Novel Prize, Novel London Competition, and Flash 500 Novel Opening. That deserves a round of applause!
Thanks Julie, although it doesn't say about all the other competitions over the years where I didn't get anywhere! I'm so glad you found the extract work, I practised for 2 weeks before the reading so I didn't trip on words.
Hi Debbie, I'll try but it might take a few days as I have a deadline to get my edits to my editor and also I have a commissioned critique that I need to return. Also disclaimer but MG is not my area of expertise. But I will definitely try!
No worries. I have been editing today so it will have changed a little. Don't stress, your own work is more important. I have already had some great feedback which was very helpful. it sounds like you are doing really well, That's so good to hear. Best of luck.