Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Storm Chaser-Short Story Slam


You're all the same, you men. You say that you want long walks on the beach at sunset, a stroll in the park in the springtime, a good woman to love. But you smell the heavy rains, you feel the electricity on the back of your necks, and you're off chasing that powerfully seductive tempest on the horizon. Well, don't come slinking back with your soaked clothes and plastered hair, ruefully grinning and hoping to sit by the hearth. Because while you were away, a different sort of storm appeared, and the house and I are gone.

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Today's recommended fellow blogger is Stuart Nager . He has 3 blogs; I've chosen to link to my fave, Talespinning, and one of (I think) his best stories. Stu writes in just about every genre, but I'm inclined toward his myths/legends/folk tales. Writer, storyteller, drama teacher, artist, performer, and friend...that's a lot of hats to wear, and he does it well.

26 comments:

  1. Fabulous analogy! And I love the lesson this piece teaches.

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  2. You must be a fan of song 'jar of hearts', goes along well with the story.

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  3. Good little poem or whatever it is

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  4. Damn it, I never should have left. I loved that hearth.

    Excellent stuff, li.

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  5. I love this. Wow. Such a vivid image.

    http://thegirlthreedoorsdown.blogspot.com/

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  6. I got the shivers. This is a whirlwind of a story, literally, and I love it.

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  7. LOL, I loved this one. That would be my luck; go look for a storm, while it found my home. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  8. A bit sexist! :-D Great write Lisa, nice of you to rejoin (laughing). I'm lost on this prompt but I'm sure it will come to me.

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  9. That is absolutely stunning!! That photo must have inspired you because your story sure captured my imagination!

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  10. Hi Li...first..a HUGE THANK YOU for the praise. You know how much I love your work, and this piece shows way. You capture so much, in such a short but decisive way. (btw...for some reason, this blogger thingy wouldn't let me post a comment, so...sorry it's later than I would have liked to). I really need to get back to writing. This four day break is killing me. :)

    Again, thank you.

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  11. Love this! I would say point made big time!! Great little write!

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  12. 100 words not one wasted, powerful and beautifully written

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  13. Fabulous and such a tiny morsel - love flash fiction. It really tests the writer. Great. Shah from Weekend Creation Blog Hop at wordsinsync.blogspot.com. X

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  14. I'm still having trouble logging in under my name. That's why there's no picture. I'm amazed you can say so much in such a short paragraph. I love it. Thank you for your recognition of my blogs. I appreciate it. I added Blog Hop to my main blogs. It's great. Keep up your always outstanding writing, and thanks again.

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  15. Blogger blues here. Hope this isn't a repost.

    Just had to say nice work! A lot of emotion in 100 words.

    And says, in his best Forest Gump imitation, "And that's all I got to say about that."

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  16. flash fiction indeed.
    well done.

    love reading it. :)

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  17. Your piece captures the essence of the SLAM in Short Story Slam !! It packs a real punch !!
    And the analogy is powerful !!

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  18. WoooooooW! How am I to express how was your poetry...Cool! superb....hugs!

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  19. Terrific little story. I love the twist (twister?) at the end.

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  20. What a unique take on the prompt, loved each word and though a wee harsh on my gender, I did love the ending!

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  21. Thank you. And hey, guys...remember, she's just a fictional narrator. You can always go back and read 'Awake' and feel good about yourselves. :)

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  22. I think that happened to me. I was gone a short while and over a legally defined period of time I lost the woman but she kept the house. Maybe that is a different storm, and a different kind of twist.
    I like yours better.

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  23. You Rock!!! You say so much with so few words. You're amazing!

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