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Nor’easter by Dyane Forde

It’s here! My story, Nor’easter, short-listed for the Storgy writing contest is published!

NOR’EASTER

by

Dyane Forde

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North

“Wake up.”

I opened my eyes against the morning glare but immediately shrunk back from a headache. White and black stars pulsed before my eyes; those two words, “Wake up”, a hammer pulverising the side of my face. Wind blew in from the open window, admitting a mean downdraft which pressed me into the bed. I knew, from the smell of rot trailing in on the draft, how this scene was going to end: a storm was coming, and that storm was me.

The voice. It was Dale’s. Uncle Dale, my blood. My savior. I shook my head to let the information slide into place, but my brain rebelled. It crackled with pain, interference. Tenderly, I put a hand to my forehead, as if that would steady the tumult inside, and felt relief. My face, my skin, my head were whole. Only, I wasn’t. Skin…

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Check out Author Dyane Forde’s New Short Story

My thanks to Phil Partington for being faster than me at blogging about this! 😀

Photo Source:  From the Well House Photo Source: From the Well House

Author Dyane Forde is a friend of mine and a damn good writer. She recently had a short story published in the online literary magazine, From the Well House.  The story is titled, The Trouble With Rain.

Check it out online. After all, the storm’s on its way.

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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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