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    • carolinevon I need to prectice reading out loud and I need some new ideas. Fiction Friday nad Spoken Sunday seems like the ansewr to both needs. This is the spoken version of my first Fiction Friday effort. It's about a minute and a half long (300 words).
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    • AlannahMurphy Hiya Icy, just happened to come across you avatar as I was downloading my first ever Spoken Sunday. Loved that. I didn't explain my own flash, just started reading it.
    • icypop I guess I've got a bit of a problem since my natural dialect IS to speak fast. Geordies are kind of known for it. Shall do my best to slow down next time though.
    • jen_b I enjoyed that a lot. Yes, you read it a bit fast, but I got it anyway. Lovely flash.
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    • libbywalkup Great piece. Great sort of twist at the end. Maybe it's because I, regardless that I haven't had any children yet, but a Women's Studies minor at university, completely understand where the story is coming from, I don't feel the explanation at the end was at all necessary. It was well clear in the story. Enjoyed it. Thanks.
    • AnnieEvett oh gosh.. thanks Icy!! *blush* its a first draft and I prob should go and dust it of a bit more. and yes other commenters.. your body knows what to do.. you just need to trust it... PJ - I'd love to think that conversations over a birthing woman was rare.. perhaps they are in your part of the world - but here in Aust, we are fighting for the right to birth at home....yeah - don't get me started...
    • jen_b *crosses her legs* The reveal halfway through the story is pretty great, and I appreciated the layers of meaning in the doctor's conversation. It really is annoying until the reveal. Beyond that, your description is is very good and I could almost see the scene. Excellent, Annie.
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    AussieScribe, AnnieEvett like this.
    • ganymeder That was brilliant! I love the time travel aspect mixed with the historical fiction.
    • thewordwarrior Thank you for following me...ASJ
    • AnnieEvett This is a taster into the Choose Your Online Adventures of Series One...its a first draft and I hope you like it! It can be read over here - http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2010/09/shore-leave.html or check out CYOA here - http://chooseyouronlineadventures.com/
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    • AnnieEvett First Draft for this weeks #fictionfriday you can read it over at http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2010/11/sliver.html
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    • ganymeder That was lovely.
    • AnnieEvett In the time it will take you to smooth some wrinkle cream on; pop over and read this on http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2010/09/embrangled.html
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    • Dracotorre Great idea. I like reading my stories aloud to find the problems. I've been told several times that some like listening to poems and short stories. I agree, why not share? I'll try sharing a few.
    • panderson1979 I was going to say you're the only Marxist horror writer I know! Hope #SpokenSunday takes off, sounds like a good idea, now just need to have something worth adding to it!
    • benjaminsolah Thanks Greg. We need all the promo we can get at the moment.
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    • Dracotorre I like the idea of central podcast. You're statement about keeping it informal and fun, letting the audience meet the writer is important. I see it no different than a gathering of writers sharing from a stage, like poetry night at the local pub.
    • utography I think as is. Author bios could be included inside the app as text. Just keep doing what you're doing. Like I said, it's partly about meeting the authors, as well as telling the stories.
    • icypop All I'd want to know beforehand is whether or not you'd want the author intros, or just simply the flash recorded as is.
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    • jen_b You read their voices wonderfully! This is a very magical piece. I'm glad it had a happy ending.
    • marisabirns Don't know why you were worried. Your voice is lovely! Enjoyed hearing your story very much. :)
    • Dracotorre Good delivery, well paced. The story is as enjoyable to listen to as it was to read.
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    • rebeccainspain Played this to my husband as he lay relaxing after work, we both loved it, husband -"it plays nicely with the danger of memory overpowering perception."
    • mspamila Aw, and I was really rooting for him. Wonderful build up, Very nicely read, too.
    • libbywalkup How wonderfully devastating and lovely. Thanks for the kind words on mine.
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    • ganymeder I really enjoy the way you read. Nicely done.
    • Dracotorre Read along (or continue) at http://www.dracotorre.com/blog/2010/09/kandy-fangs-1/
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    • libbywalkup Thank you, to you both. Much appreciated. i fear i'm much more delicate and emotional than i would ever let on. :)
    • mjadams This has a wonderful emotional echo.
    • Dracotorre A nice delicate touch. Lovely.
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    • ganymeder123 What a horrifying story. Kids have died being stuck in freezers! *shiver* And the poor crab! I've always thought boiling live animals was cruel. I can't understand how people could possibly rationalize it.
    • jen_b Thank you! It's not autobiographical. :)
    • rebeccainspain Magical, yet terrifying. Now THIS sounded autobiographical.
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    • ganymeder123 That was awesome!
    • jen_b Despite myself, I agree--Newfangled technology kind of wrecks the atmosphere of good horror, and if I'm going to go out out because of one of these... things... I'd rather it were memorable!
    • Dracotorre Nothing like a summons from the good old days. Fun story.
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    • jen_b Ahh, I missed this one last week. I laughed out loud at the water that went through all their kidneys! I hadn't heard of a villanelle but it's brilliant for a "Cremation of Sam McGee" style small epic. I like this a lot. :)
    • pjkaiser That rocked, Kate! Too bad it was too late for the collector. Next week for sure! :-)
    • teemcp Sci-fi poetry.....that's impressive, what with the rhythm and meter and all. Appreciate the literary schooling up front, as well.
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    • jen_b Such a sad and familiar scene. You paint it really well. I feel so sorry for him.
    • pjkaiser David - I remember this story from your blog. I like it - its a very powerful statement about war. My only comment would be to slow down your delivery a bit and add a bit more emotion to the reading. You have a terrific voice, though :-)
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    • jen_b Such a sad and familiar scene. You paint it really well. I feel so sorry for him.
    • pjkaiser David - I remember this story from your blog. I like it - its a very powerful statement about war. My only comment would be to slow down your delivery a bit and add a bit more emotion to the reading. You have a terrific voice, though :-)
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    • KateSherrod I like the energy of the narration here but it's rushed. Putting these on AudioBoo is a challenge for brevity, isn't it? Great story, though, vivid as hell and very entertaining, as Chris's work always is. Fun hearing what you sound like, buddy!
    • KateSherrod I like the energy of the narration here but it's rushed. Putting these on AudioBoo is a challenge for brevity, isn't it? Great story, though, vivid as hell and very entertaining, as Chris's work always is. Fun hearing what you sound like, buddy!
    • jen_b I had the same problem with clipped words on the web utility, Chris. I had to record a few times before I got a clean copy. In any case, it didn't draw away from the story for me. I agree with Jodi, too-- it does need a slow start, but your reading is great and you differentiate the voices well. Your pace is great when he's running away! And anyway, it's a fantastic story. I love how he's telling the story, then he's telling THAT story... heh.
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    • KateSherrod I like the energy of the narration here but it's rushed. Putting these on AudioBoo is a challenge for brevity, isn't it? Great story, though, vivid as hell and very entertaining, as Chris's work always is. Fun hearing what you sound like, buddy!
    • KateSherrod I like the energy of the narration here but it's rushed. Putting these on AudioBoo is a challenge for brevity, isn't it? Great story, though, vivid as hell and very entertaining, as Chris's work always is. Fun hearing what you sound like, buddy!
    • jen_b I had the same problem with clipped words on the web utility, Chris. I had to record a few times before I got a clean copy. In any case, it didn't draw away from the story for me. I agree with Jodi, too-- it does need a slow start, but your reading is great and you differentiate the voices well. Your pace is great when he's running away! And anyway, it's a fantastic story. I love how he's telling the story, then he's telling THAT story... heh.
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