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Nor’easter by Dyane Forde: A Short Story

Nor’easter by Dyane Forde. (Click to read the story)

Many thanks to Adrianna Joleigh and David Kent A Writer’s Gallery  for the chance to write something unique and out of my comfort zone: a story over 1000 words!

Nor’easter was difficult to write. Maintaining intensity, character arcs, smooth narration and the overarching meaning over so many words was a challenge. But so was looking at myself and the relationships of the people around me in order to find the tools I need to bring Leah, Matt and Dale to life.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story and will drop me a line or two to let me know what you think.

Enjoy the storm!

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Disgruntled-flash fiction

This is an old piece of flash fiction, based on a twist on a prompt where the idea was to tell a story from the 2nd person POV…

Disgruntled

Bet you never stopped to consider the consequences, did you? Clicking down the hall in sky-high stilettos, got everyone convinced you’re the cat’s meow. Tall and slender, gorgeous in every way. You smile for them, you have time for them. They always get your best.

“Oh, Daniel, I’m sorry I didn’t text you back. Had a late night. Must have slipped my mind.”

Of course.

Your eyes shifting with discomfort, finally looking away to grasp at invisible excuses. “Daniel! I’m sorry, but…I’m not free tonight. Or…any other night.”

You didn’t consider the consequences.

You didn’t think of me.

But you will.

D.Forde May 2013