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rank 894
word count 11292
date submitted 15.05.2010
date updated 15.05.2010
genres: Fiction
classification: moderate

Sunday Morning Muse


Sunday morning mind wanderings


Few short stories for fun

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Zigeroon wrote 805 days ago

Hi. Really enjoyed the twist at the end of Doctor John. Only one read so far. A real sense of the moment, could almost feel the sea and taste the salt; not forgetting the vinegar! Will return and read the others.

gabs lost account wrote 805 days ago

One day I'll sort this out, lol

Barry Wenlock wrote 1455 days ago

Backed with pleasure,

lynn clayton wrote 1502 days ago

This is my kind of writing. I cursed that the first story was so short. By far the best descriptions on Authonomy. The meat in ' Seasoned' was quite sinister.
You have a real gift for writing. I love your stories. But I prefer full length novels. I wish you had one. Have you?
Backed with best wishes. lynn

name falied moderation wrote 1519 days ago

Gabby ingenius, funny, strange at times but good. well written and will go through again. Creative writing and easy flow. wow BEST of luck. Please could you take the time to read my book or some of, and comment on it so I get more guidance, for me it is about growth as a writer. Thank you and again BEST of luck.

'The Letter'

klouholmes wrote 1526 days ago

Hi Gabby, These gradually mount to a chuckling hilarity. I liked how you concentrate on the awful weather rather than the doctor’s excessive and finally suspicious care for his patient. The cross-dressing seemed like a joke at first but the focus on the dress and Mike’s promotion was revealing. Bizarre and funny! Shelved – Katherine (The Swan Bonnet)

missyfleming_22 wrote 1528 days ago

These were very enjoyable! I especially enjoyed Wasp, we all wonder what would happen with the lotto don't we? Well written and entertaining! Each one is individual and could stand alone. Thanks for a nice read!

Mark of Eternity

mikegilli wrote 1529 days ago

Read Seasoned and Wasp.. both brilliantly done with
thoroughly entertaining twists.
Shelved with pleasure
mikegilli The Free

Andrew Burans wrote 1529 days ago

A most enjoyable collection of short stories which are finely crafted, well paced and well written. You have a vivid imagination and you switch topics with ease. The receipe for a Leg looks interesting and I agree with Dr. John about pregnant women. Backed with pleasure.

Andrew Burans
The Reluctant Warrior: The Beginning

A Knight wrote 1529 days ago

Short stories are challenging at best, and I think it shows a great skill to put them together as well as you have. Each one is a slice of delicious fiction, and your strong voice makes them stand out from the crowd.

Backed with pleasure.
Abi xxx

AuthorTom wrote 1529 days ago

Backed with confidence! Tom Ryerson (Carnal Wreckage)

sjbal wrote 1530 days ago

Hi Gabby,
Really good writing and great imagination - Backed.
Good luck,
James (The Lycetta Legacy).

donmac wrote 1530 days ago

Hi Gabs - you did it!! - Hope it goes well.

Burgio wrote 1531 days ago

This is an interesting collection of short stories. I started with the doctor who mutters about pregnant women, then read the one about the recipe for the leg, then the one about George and the ladies room (liked the way he makes up stories for people on buses; I do that too because of that same song). You have a good writing style for short stories; just enough detail to set scenes and establish characters; not so much you turn short stories into long ones. And you’re very good at saving a punch line for the ending. Enjoyed these a lot. I’m adding this to my shelf. Burgio (Grain of Salt).

A. Zoomer wrote 1531 days ago

Why not call the collection: Recipes for Open Minded People? it changes the emphasis from the author musing to the reader.
Keep writing, I am enjoying these stories.
A Zoomer- a boomer with zip
Going Out in Style

Peterleeds wrote 1531 days ago

Is that recipe real? Where did you get it from?

harvey is the man wrote 1531 days ago

Some great little stories. Ted and Ed Ghosts?

soutexmex wrote 1532 days ago

Welcome aboard, Gabby. This website will improve your writing craft, if you allow it. You have to think of your pitches as your sales tool to grab the casual reader's eyes. The short pitch does not exist. With the long pitch, expand a story arch and then break it down into smaller paragraphs so it reads faster. End it with one succinct question to pique interest. Perfecting your pitches is how you climb in ranking to gather more exposure and comments to better your novel. The writing is good so I am SHELVING you.

Though I have been a very active member for over a year, I can still use your comments on my book when you get the chance. Every little bit helps. Cheers!

The Obergemau Key

Lorri wrote 1532 days ago

Backing to give us both a boost.


davetherave wrote 1532 days ago

Human! I was nearly sick ;-) Good story. Will read some more soon.

SusieGulick wrote 1532 days ago

Dear Gabby, I love your marinated recipe - I must try it. :) Before I began to read your book, I was prepared by your recap/pitch,which was very well done. :) Your story is good because you create interest by having short paragraphs & lots of dialogue, which makes me want to keep reading to find out what's going to happen next. I'm "backing" your book: When you back a book, it only improves the ranking of that book, not yours. However, the author whose book you are backing may decide to back your book also, in which case yes, your ranking would be improved...authonomy. :) Please "back" my TWO memoir books, "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" & my completed memoir unedited version? "Tell Me True Love Stories," which tells at the end, my illness now & 6th abusive marriage." Thanks, Susie :)
p.s. Remember: Every time you place a book on your bookshelf, your recommendation pushes the book up the rankings. And while that book sits on your bookshelf, your reputation as a talent spotter increases depending on how well that book performs. :)

Luk7 wrote 1532 days ago

The casual offhand pitch drew me in, and a couple of the stories have an equally relaxed delivery to the pitch.
In 'Wasp' I really like the notion of furniture smiling, and also the way you describe the kind of smile. It's the throwaway-ness of all this that I like, the way it seems effortless.

The first story ('Doctor John) is toughter going, and I know the doctor is having a tough time, so forgive me if the way it is laid out is intentional, but I really thought this needed breaking into paragraphs. Alternately if you want to leave it as is, then one idea might be to move it to a later section?

All the best with it

Raymond Nickford wrote 1532 days ago

The description is superb.
You really know how to evoke the cold, blustery night near the beach as the doctor battles against the elements to reach the pregnant woman who he believes to be in need of having her baby delivered.
I was going to add that there is a mounting sense of urgency and tension as we begin to fear also for the doctor's safety and whether he will survive the tempest to help the pregnant lady, but I have to return to my opening point. The description is, and I don't flatter here, really effective.
I would only add that I feel you could benefit by breaking the whole into paragraphs but then the twist at the end is unforgettable and justifies the means to the end.

(A Child from the Wishing Well)

PATRICK BARRETT wrote 1532 days ago

Please break your writing up into paragraphs to make it easier to read. This is good stuff but trying to read it like this causes breathlessness. Extinguished the car's engine?-you can extinguish a light or a fire but it doesn't seem right for this, perhaps it's just me. Loads of talent here and I will read more later. Paula Barrett (Cuthbert-how mean is my valley)