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    "Vegetable Matters" Published

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TWErvin2, Jan 18, 2008.

    WritingForums Folks,

    MindFlights today released my SF short story "Vegetable Matters". It's available online in two versions:

    "Vegetable Matters" HTML format
    "Vegetable Matters" PDF Format

    It will be released in print as part of MindFlight's first quarterly publication.

    If you've got the time, click on over and give it a read. It was fun and interesting to write. Hope you enjoy it!

    Terry
     
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    Congratulations on yet another publishing feather in your cap, Terry.

    This was a very interesting read, and an excellent study in building to a climax. Even though it seemed pretty clear early on where the story was going, the story is an excellent example of a progressive reveal. It continues to keep the reader anticipating the next small detail, and still managed a surprise at the end. I also like the way it didn't wrap everything into a tidy package of answers, but instead left the reader speculating and extrapolating.

    Again, fine work, and I recommend that everyone here read it at least twice: once for entertainment, and subsequent times to study the technique.
     
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    Hey, good job! I'll be sure to give it a read.
     
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    Congratulations Terry that is wonderful news. It is always wonderful to her of your accomplishments :) thank you for letting us know.

    I will most definately be sure to have a read of this piece :)

    Torana
     
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    Just finished reading the story.
    That was very good. Congratulations, and excellent work.
     
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    I have taken the time to read over this piece today Terry and I am very impressed.

    It was a most enjoyable read so thank you very kindly for sharing this piece with us.

    Torana
     
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    Congratulations.
    I will read this shortly.
    It is nice to hear success's
     
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    Cogito, Torana, and Domoviye,

    Thanks for reading the piece and I'm glad you all enjoyed it. The most difficult part for me was writing it in first person, but allowing Dennis to tell his story to Marv.

    Cogito, I'm glad you liked the pacing and how the story came together (was revealed) and that the twist and the ending were both satisfying.

    Lessa and ValianceInEnd, thanks for the support and I hope you do get a chance to give "Vegetable Matters" a read--and others here at WritingForums. I think that's why so many of us write--we have stories we want to share.

    Terry
     
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    Woohoo! Congratulations, Ervin! You help all of us in publishing matters so much that its good to see you get published. (Weird, i know, but i couldn't really get my feelings down. I hope you understand what i mean to say, though)
     
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    Congratuations!
    Well done! :D
     
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    Hulk and Lemex,

    Thanks for the congrats and support!

    Hulk, writing is in many ways an isolating venture, and communities like this help us all, from interaction and advice to support. There's more than a few sharp individuals here and I think that some have real potential to break with decent, longterm careers in writing--if that's their goal. It's a combination of skill, talent, drive and a bit of luck.

    Again all, thanks for reading! And here's the link again for anyone this far down in the string and doesn't want to scroll back up: "Vegetable Matters" HTML format

    Terry
     
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    Writing in first person is never that easy but you did pull it off very well.
    And you are most welcome Terry.
     
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    good story.
    I just sent the link to my husband.
     
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    Lessa,
    To be honest, that is one of the best complements that a writer can receive--that someone thought enough of the piece to pass it on to someone else. I am glad you enjoyed the story.

    Torana,
    Honestly, I prefer to write in first person. Both of my novels went that direction, but not all of my short stories have. It's a challenge to plan out the work to see if it can be done in first person. But one of my published works was better in third person limited.

    Sometimes it's not worth trying to fit a round peg into an oval hole.:)

    In any case, Torana, thanks for reading!

    Terry
     

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