Just a simple gal with simple tastes... a 'what you see is what you get' kinda person. I enjoy meeting new people, always up for a chat or a laugh, so feel free to inbox me anytime. I write mostly short stories, as well as a bit of poetry and every piece I write has special meaning to me. Working on getting a supernatural series out soon... fingers crossed that it'll be well received. Please feel free to give me feedback on my work, I really would appreciate that, even if it's constructive criticism. Firm believer in the saying... "You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."
Please note that this will be the first Stories Space story competition where mods are allowed to enter along with everyone else. To ensure fairness, mods entering the competition have not been allowed access to the story judging forum, nor will they be on the judging panel. Best of luck to everyone entering the competition.
Here's a little tip for those of us who don't know how to play nice... If you don't like the thread, don't post in it. If it breaks site rules, report it to Admin. If it's a childish game, let the children play it - no one is forcing you to play along with them. The forums should be a fun social hang-out where people can get to know each other better, please keep it that way.
With all due respect to everybody, but what's the point of having a competition when very few people can even be bothered to read or comment 'normal' submissions?You only have to scroll down the home page and look at just how few comments have been left for all of the work that various members have published in recent weeks to see that there is very little interest being shown in what is some excellent quality work. If this is the attitude towards the work being published now what difference is it going to make whether the work is for a competition? I fail to see what a competition will provide or prove. It will be something of a hollow victory for whomever wins if the voting is by just a handful of people... Have fun, those of you who feel and believe that this is a good idea and a worthwhile enterprise. I understand fully what you're saying when you talk about the lack of interest in reading/voting on/commenting on other's work, it's an issue that needs to be addressed, but I fail to see how it has anything to do with us running our competition. If I may, please allow me to banish the misconception that votes and/or comments on competition pieces have any sway on the judges' decision - it does not. The judges' decisions are based solely on quality of work and how well the theme was presented, votes and/or comments don't enter into the equation at all.A new competition always brings with it much needed excitement, we love that buzz. That's why we have competitions on Stories Space. Best of luck to everyone entering the competition.
Patience my sweet children... Just a wee bit more patience...
Please note that we are aware of the problem with uploading vids and we are working on fixing the problem. It's not a simple thing to fix since it's part of a larger coding issue we're working on, so your patience in the matter will be appreciated.
Apologies for the late reply, I will see what we can do to get it fixed.
Welcome to Stories Space Alphonzo.
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May I ask whom should I ask to add me to this group? And I'm wondering if theres like a mystery critique that I can join?? Feel free to inbox me the categories you would like access to and I will add you.
There are times when we come across a troll scorer and have to remove all their votes, which would affect the amount of votes on your stories. We haven't had to do that in a while, so I doubt that's what happened to your stories. Send me a link to the stories in question and I will look into it.
The package arrived at his home on a Monday morning, 10:42 am to be exact. George remembered this because that was the day his assistant, Clarissa, was late to arrive. She had called to apologise, there had been a smash-up on the freeway and while the four vehicle pile-up had not been her fault, he would have docked her pay if she had been remiss in informing him. In fact, he found himself...
Added 22 Oct 2015 | Category Horror
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Stanley fell to the ground as the sound of gunfire rang out louder than he had ever heard before. He crawled on arms and knees until he was clear of his bedroom window, just as his mother had taught them to do at times like those – and there were many in their neighbourhood. “Joey! Stanley!” His mother shouted from the other room. “I’m okay, Mamma. I’m safe,” Stanley shouted down the hall as...
Added 24 Aug 2015 | Category Flash Fiction
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Mary turned to look back one last time at the only home she had ever known. Leaving had been the hardest thing ever – yet she had no doubt that harder things still lay ahead. She had packed hurriedly, wanting to be gone before the townsfolk showed up with their kindness. She took care while packing, not wanting to take anything that would be missed. Her plan would only work if the town...
Added 31 Oct 2013 | Category Horror
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The woodsman had many talents, but caring for newly-born baby girls was not among them, so he did the only thing he could think of – he took the child to the village church. The pastor’s wife was in the garden picking tomatoes for their breakfast when he rushed from the woods holding the screaming bundle. “Oh Lord! What is this, Tom?” She rushed from the tomato beds and took the child from...
Added 21 Oct 2013 | Category Horror
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Once upon a time, in a long forgotten land, there lived a young woman whose name struck fear into even the bravest of hearts. She lived in a tiny cottage at the edge of a deep forest, near an old dried up creek. Her name was Arwyn. Please indulge me as I turn back the clock to the night Arwyn was born – it was the night of the full moon, late in October. You see, that was the night a...
Added 09 Oct 2013 | Category Horror
| Votes 17 | Avg Score 4.71
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I’ve once again been given a task by a friend in the hopes that random writing will somehow lift the huge block that’s been weighing down my work of late. In all honesty, I think that he’s only giving me these little tasks so he can get me to shut up about how much I miss my laptop - it crashed about a week ago. The task is for me to write a musing about anything. Now while I’m really good...
Added 23 Sep 2013 | Category Musings
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“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.” ― George Bernard Shaw ***** "Could you rephrase that, please? I'm not sure...
Added 20 Sep 2013 | Category Crime
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I hear you calling my name, But I can’t come home to you. I feel the wind blow across my plains, It’s calming my fears. I listen to the river tell me its tales; It’s soothing my soul. Under these starry skies My thoughts are of you. Remember me like I used to be. Remember me when my soul was still free. I’m ready to follow the voice That’s calling me home. Sound the bugles for...
Added 01 Sep 2013 | Category Poetry
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An intro to a story I am working on... They buried me today. Everyone always told me that this was how it would end for me. I never believed that it would. I was more than just street-smart; I was smart. I was young and vibrant. Charmed and charming. Untouchable. I remember mum saying, “Your thoughts and actions are what define you, Stanley.” I called it bullshit to her face. How...
Added 22 Aug 2013 | Category Micro Fiction
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He hears the elevator doors open and close, the click clack of high-heeled footsteps drawing closer, then passing his door on their way to the next apartment. He waits. Jacob had always been good at waiting. He hears the jingling of keys, then footsteps moving back toward his door. His door is unlocked. He had been expecting her. She had always been easy to predict. The front door opens,...
Added 14 Aug 2013 | Category Flash Fiction
| Votes 22 | Avg Score 4.95
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There are times when honouring a promise can be harder than we expected.Jesse has always been the epitome of integrity and good judgement, until a tragic event pushes her to the brink of moral bankruptcy.During the final weeks before losing her ten-year-long battle with cancer, Leila had one last...
Josh and Madison are the perfect couple, but even true love can change like the seasons. A shattered dream causes their marriage to take an unexpected plunge toward a silent grave. Can they manage to pull it back from the precipice? Find out in this tale of love, heartache and miracles. ...
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