Fearless

This tale was expanded, and it’s now the first short story of my Blooming Howls collection. The latter is available for purchase at Amazon.

http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/p/blooming-howls.html

40 comments:

  1. ....I was definitely curious to see what happened. Will have to let the imagination do the rest of the work.

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  2. I hope Emma and Regina catch a train that's heading to a better life!

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  3. You do know you have to write this in full now, don't you? XXX

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  4. Touching story. Calls for a sequel :)

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    1. I can't resists the "what happened next" bits. ;-)

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  5. Ouch! that pulled a heart thread! xoDebi

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  6. I agree w/Gina!... U definitely say a lot in 5 sentences! :-)

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  7. More can be said in a few brief words than in an entire novel sometimes! Love it.

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    1. I love the 5-sentence restriction. It makes me work hard for every word... It feels like poetry.

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  8. Cash and crotches, pretty much sums up the relationship with her mom. Sad story with a fillip of hope at the end. You are such a master...uh, mistress of words! Keep 'em coming!

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    1. Yay! I'm adding Mistress of Words to my resume. ;-D

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  9. here's to a much better future than past for Emma.

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  10. Cash and crotches. Love it.

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  11. I like the starkness of the tale, and the alliteration of "cash and crotches".

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    1. Words do such wonderful things when we pair them nicely together, don't they? ;-)

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  12. I wonder what Regina's five sentences are.

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    1. I like that thought. So much so that I suspect we'll read them next week.

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  13. Would love to know more, Magaly! :)

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    1. I suspect your wish will come true, Aayesha. ;-)

      What a lovely name, by the way.

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  14. Looking forward to reading Regina's thoughts.

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it, too! ;-)

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  15. This is really powerful. I love it.

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  16. This feels unfinished. No, no, that's good. Great! Short fiction should feel undone, like a few pages are missing, like maybe there's more hidden in the words that we just missed. Like the author played a mean game and is withholding story. This has a lot of weight for a short bit of fiction, and feels like a journey that just started. I hope you're writing more. I think you have the seed of something. People like journeys and this one is about escaping. Excellent words, Lady Magaly.

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    1. Unfinished speaks of more to come. I'll take it. ;-)

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  17. I'm really sorry if this is a double post but Blogger is being a cow and ate my comment. :( Well done on tying this nicely to the indomitable Jane Eyre! I love how you work with the tight format and produce a whole backstory of actual and emotional poverty through a few phrases, and allow us to see forward to another tale, born in hope with head held high.

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    1. Blogger needs a therapist.

      I do love these bits of fiction. These wee windows that can be opened into an entire world... or just closed.

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  18. I like the open ending, it leaves you wanting to know more. It starts the story as one chapter of life is actually ending but another, hopefully better is beckoning.

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    1. I do hope things go better for the girls.

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  19. Here's to a better future for them ;o) I hope you write more to this story ;o)
    Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. I think I will. I'm kind of curious about Regina.

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  20. I'd love to know what comes Emma's way next. I bet she remains equally fearless, no matter what!

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