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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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    • jen_b You have such a great smoky voice, Annie. I think you did crazy amazing things with the prompt you had for that short story. I could also go on and on about the subject matter in the story, but you wrote it, so I'm guessing you're already aware of all the layers & hypocrisies evident in all of it.
    • Dracotorre Strong telling. I was young when I witnessed my first. My mom told me about it first which prepared me.
    • AnnieEvett to read this first draft - pop over to http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2009/12/first-blooding.html hope you *enjoyed* it!!
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    • jen_b This is terrific, Annie. I went to read it at your blog just because I wanted to get all the details fixed in my mind. It's a horror, sure, but so well described, and not knowing why she's there or what comes next, I chose to read it as a moment without a prequel or sequel, satisfied in the paradise. I don't know. I just really enjoyed this one.
    • AnnieEvett The first draft of this can be read over on my writers blog http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2010/10/lonely-in-paradise.html
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    • AnnieEvett The first draft of this can be read here http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2010/09/la-petite-fee-souris.html
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    • AnnieEvett a few stumbles while reading it... but ahh well.. its a first draft - If you'd like to read this - pop on over to http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2010/10/passage-of-darkness.html
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    • Dracotorre Thanks, Jen and PJ. This is a flash version of the opening to my second novel. Different, but captures the essence.
    • pjkaiser Nice recording, David. This is an interesting piece - is it part of a longer work? It leaves me wanting to know more. Very cool with great images
    • jen_b The descriptions of shadows, light, sounds--all so spooky. Once again you're the master of great details. This is a snapshot of a tense moment and you do it justice.
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    • Dracotorre Thanks, Jen and PJ. This is a flash version of the opening to my second novel. Different, but captures the essence.
    • pjkaiser Nice recording, David. This is an interesting piece - is it part of a longer work? It leaves me wanting to know more. Very cool with great images
    • jen_b The descriptions of shadows, light, sounds--all so spooky. Once again you're the master of great details. This is a snapshot of a tense moment and you do it justice.
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    • pjkaiser Thanks for your comment, Jen and thanks for listening! :-)
    • jen_b Augh, no! As if I need another reason to never, ever get a manicure. Yikes! Horrific fun, PJ. :) I love her manicurist's ex-job. That's perfect.
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    • ganymeder123 I really liked this the first time I read it, and your reading adds to the experience. Great story and reading!
    • TonyNoland Thanks, guys, especially for your comment about the natural-sounding nature of the reading. This one was actually edited rather heavily in post-production, so I think I can feel a bit better about my editing skills, too!
    • jen_b Reading just seems to come absolutely naturally to you, Tony. I enjoyed listening to this over breakfast. And well done, RJ! "Years ago he'd marvel at going straight to talk..." *laughs*
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    • spare-shade Hi! I hope that you may be to participate in this project. "the act of listening is the act of inscribing” project explores the notions of home, poem and the human voice. I am asking you to voice your home. This can be many things, said in many different ways. It can be a thought, a feeling, an emotion, a memory, a confusion, whatever it is that is housing your being now. Or, it can simply be your sense of home - a feeling of being at home. Maybe it is just a word, a poem, or a thought that is on your mind right now. It could be a broken dish in your sink. Or, a place, a situation you are in. It can be a worry that is preoccupying you, or an aspiration you are pursuing. It can be this moment, or a memory. It can be a ruin, or a broken home. Whatever home is for you, or whatever houses your thoughts or brings you closer to home, or to this moment, please voice it. Time is a commodity in great demand but rather limited and jealousy guarded supply, so I sincerely appreciate you sharing it. And I would appreciate if you record home in your voice as an audio-boo – my account is http://audioboo.fm/spare-shade . For complete information about this project please visit a spare shade of light http://spareshade.com/ Thank you, ivan PS. please free to forward this on.
    • AnnieEvett for the rest of the story - check out http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2011/11/precipice.html
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    • icypop I can see what people are getting at but I deliberately write pieces purely for use with the hashtag so I'd be up for a podcast or iPhone app, whichever seems easier.
    • utography http://audioboo.fm/boos/152469-more-thoughts-about-spokensunday ;-)
    • jen_b Strangely, however, it isn't gone--I think that's what makes me nervous about this. I had no idea it was so easy to access the mp3s of my Audioboos. Audioboo's terms of service even says we're granting every user of the site the right to access, display, view, store, and reproduce our user content. So really, even if we say no Greg you'd have an arguable right to create the podcast. (I don't think you'd do that! I'm just a librarian, analyzing the TOS with her usual paranoia.) My initial reaction to this whole idea was "Nooooooo" but I realize that's my extremely cautious (paranoid? :) ) side talking, so I'm very willing to continue listening to the dialogue about it. It's an exciting idea and it could be a very successful, fantastic thing that brings a lot of attention to our work.
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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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    • 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 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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    • 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/