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Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

“Team!” Shouted the silhouetted figure walking a precisely lit stage.  A staff of over 4,000 employees of The Company and Co, LLC screamed with excitement and joy in response. 305 more words

Writing

jmwwriting reblogged this on jmwwriting and commented:

What?? Okay, I was expecting a twist. Nobody--well no sane body--would just write a story about an earnings presentation. The fact that the audience were as in the dark about the secret as the reader seems to be an effective trick. Bravo~

Three in the Morning

At three in the morning, there is a soft quiet whisper in the wind formed by the lost melodies of the night and the quiet sobs of the dawn. 772 more words

Fiction

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I like this piece. It is well-written, compelling, suspenseful. But I feel like it isn't complete. It feels unresolved, unclear. The last few sentences try to do too much maybe, without actually providing answers. Why does the narrator grieve for this girl with whom he has no clear relation? And this whole thing is a curse?--that's quite a thing to drop and leave hanging. Despite all this, I like the piece. Narrative confusion can be a very useful tool for creating intrigue and suspense, and I think Morgan does it well.

Born of Flame

by Esther Davis

“Paddle down the creek,” the Phoenix Spirit said, “until the cherry grove mists over, and the waterfall’s tumbling deafens your mind.”

For forty-nine years Feng paid his dues in the Land of Spirits. 684 more words

Esther Davis

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Another great piece by my new favorite fantasy blogger, Esther Davis. I love how natural the exotic mythology comes off here. She clearly did her homework on this one. Plus grumpy dragons, what more do you need?

One for Tallulah - LostPropertyRepository

Here is a fun little story with a nice twist. It starts out a bit slow, but bear with it, you will find it to be worth it. 145 more words

Writing

The Amber of the Moment

A dream sits heavy in my head. I’ve had two cigarettes without getting up to pee. I really have to pee. It’s one of those mornings. 594 more words

Flash Fiction

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A nice little piece with a sprinkling of fantasy. I like how it is powered by dialogue throughout.

DSF - Goes Both Ways

Another great little flash story by Shannon Fay. It is a little gruesome, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. I found it very compelling, even without the ending–which simply made it better. 52 more words

Fiction

Summoners

by Esther Davis

“Go ahead. Flood the whole city over your petty grudge. You’re the Lady Monte, after all.” How Heather itched to spit that into Her Royal Plumpness’s face. 3,812 more words

Esther Davis

jmwwriting reblogged this on jmwwriting and commented:

No critique here, just a great story. This one is longer than what I usually share, but I got through it pretty fast. That's probably a good sign. I'm starting to really like Esther Davis, though I have only read a few of her pieces. I like her style, clean and direct, probably because it's like my own. No experiments, no tricks, just plain good writing. I love the main character in this story. For some reason Heather reminds me of Granny Weatherwax in how unfazed she is by everything, so willful and resolute, yet capable of putting up with the idiots around her. Bravo!