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Fanfare A teeny fanfare: being published, flash fiction born here..

Discussion in 'Café Life' started by Katie-Ellen Hazeldine, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    'Red Rescue', it began life here in the Flash Fiction club, and had a few re-writes. It will be illustrated and published in August with The Story Shack

    I am sure they would want to see work from other folks here.

    Non-exclusive, you are free to place the piece elsewhere meantime.
     
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  2. Emurelda

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    Excellent and mighty congrats. Lovely news on a lovely day. xx
     
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  3. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Cheers, Lady Emerald...Flash Club could keep them pretty well supplied.... x
     
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  4. Carol Rose

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    CONGRATS!!! :D :D
     
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  5. Lex Black

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    That's wonderful! Congratulations!
     
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  6. Bernard Stacey

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    Well done indeed - but why only a teeny fanfare??
    We need to celebrate every success so I'm upgrading the trumpet to maximum.
     
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  7. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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    Well...teeny...flash fiction, but very welcome all the same, thanks Bernard :)
     
  8. Marc Joan

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    Big congratulations!! Is it up there to read yet?
     
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  9. Richard Turner

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    I was hoping to read your piece but can't find it, and you don't seem to be in the list of authors.
     
  10. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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    It goes online with The Story Shack, illustrated, August 10, Marc and Richard. However, the editor's email said I am free to also place it elsewhere meanwhile, so I'm not breaking any rules by sharing the file.
     

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  11. Patricia D

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    Congratulations - and thank you. I just downloaded and read your story. Nice!
     
  12. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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    Thanks, Patricia. x
     
  13. Paul Whybrow

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    Congratulations!
     
  14. Marc Joan

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    Very nice. Tough woman tells the softies to stick it. She'll sort it herself. Quite right.
     
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  15. Bernard Stacey

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    Hmm. I'm not sure that the idea that you can 'sort it yourself' or pull yourself up by your own bootstraps quite reflects the modern view on the treatment of PTSD.
     
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  16. Peggy Lou

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    Congratulations. This is great news. Downloading your story.
     
  17. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Indeed it doesn't, I am well aware.Married to ex army officer, brother a police officer, specializing in anti-terrorism. Ain't belittling the diagnosis.
     
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  18. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    A few years ago I was very frightened for a loved one. She went to the docs, they meant well but she was tough, she just was, no banging of drums about that, and she did indeed, 'heal' herself. Through animals. Doing fine now. And there is great healing in the smallest things sometimes.
     
  19. Marc Joan

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    It's just a story! Not a NICE guideline!
     
  20. Sea-shore

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    Congratulations and an interesting short story. :)
     
  21. David Newrick

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    Congratulations!
     
  22. Peggy Lou

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    Read the story. A tale for the times.
     
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  23. Robinne Weiss

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    Congratulations!
     
  24. Quillwitch

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    That´s great news, Katie! Good going! May the gods continue to smile upon you!
     
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  25. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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    And may they smile on you and your writing :) x

    Some absolutely cracking writing from you and other folk here in Flash Club this month. Mining a deep vein, few could run deeper.
     
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    Yes, this month has been soulful.
     
  27. 1408

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    Awesome, Katie! I checked out the website and it looks like a fantastic place to be published. Well done!
     
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  28. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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    Thanks, 1408, why not have a go yourself, and what news of the ferrets?
     
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    I may do in the future. In the meantime I definitely need to learn the art of writing flash and short fiction. They've never been my strong points! Alls good in learning though, so you're right, in the future I think I will!

    Thanks for remembering my scruffs! Not sure when I lasted posted on here about them but sadly Kimble was put to sleep last summer after the vet discovered she had an aggressive form of cancer. Not wanting to bring the mood down in your thread, so thankfully to pick it up again I can say she had a great life and we caught it quickly so she didn't suffer long. I'm sure she's happily dooking in peace! As for Seb, she's developed quite the taste for toes. All the better when marinaded in sock. How's your crew? =)
     
  30. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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    Ah, sweet of you, don't worry about the mood :) All part of Life's rich tapestry, innit. Bless Kimble, well done for not letting her suffer, letting her out easy, and our old puss cat Willow, 17, passed away very peacefully since last time we spoke. As for Seb, I had a naughty hamster once went for my bare toes...Bam Bam - I think she must have decided they were infants of a rival intruder, as in the wild and on her territory, that would be intolerable to a hamster and she'd finish them off. I was sitting on the bottom stair, just out of the bath, she had the run of the hallway, suddenly stopped, stared at my feet with her rather poor hamster eyesight and...pounced. Wonder what Seb thinks feet are....
     

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