tirsdag den 27. juli 2010

Shots


After some really good writing days my discipline slipped a bit yesterday so instead of adding another 500 words or so to my novel, I wrote a flash story, based on ´memory overflow´, or perhaps the kind of ´extra scene´ you can find attached to a DVD. And the funny thing is that as soon as I had written the last few words, the first blog post I found was this one. Thank you very much, Cathy, for allowing me to use this wonderful picture to illustrate my story. And now remember to read Cathy´s wonderful post about the orange house first!

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Annabella Kickinbottom took a sip of the cooking sherry. How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable seemed to her all the uses of this world. Her mother had been after her again yesterday, claiming she had a regular drink problem, and this morning the cook had threatened to count the bottles in the pantry. As if this wasn´t enough, the gardener had refused to save her sorry arse again after last week. And if she was fired from this job, there wouldn´t be anyone left in the village who didn´t know her reputation. She had been so lucky that her new employer, Sir Baldini, had not asked for references or anything.

FULL STORY: DJ´s Daim Stories, Candied Crime. 
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11 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - What a wonderful story! You have a real gift for infusing humor into what you write, and I truly admire it : ). I like your little unexpected twists, too. I can't wait to read The Cosy Knave : ).

....Petty Witter sagde ...

I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to another one of your flash stories - as always wonderful. I love that little touch of such dry humour that you add as well as your vivid descriptions. Thanks Dorte.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot and Tracy: thank you! I knew I could count on you two enjoying a new encounter with the terrible Kickinbottom family :D

Cathy sagde ...

I've taken cover behind the wall. Is it safe to come out yet? :) Bravo!

Kelly sagde ...

I always enjoy your flash stories, too!

I really like the house in the photo, as well. Thanks for including the link to Cathy's so we could learn more about it. I have to wonder what might have happened if she'd knocked on the door!!

Dorte H sagde ...

Cathy: as if I would ever let any of my quirky creations hurt YOU? I´m glad you liked it.

Kelly: I know you do, and I really appreciate my audience :D
And I am glad I gave you an opportunity to read Cathy´s fantastic post. Her blog is always great, but some of her more personal posts are amazing.

Dorte H sagde ...

NB: Cathy, I should have assured you that no one could take you for a mangy cat ;D

Kathleen A. Ryan sagde ...

I'm so glad you went for it, Dorte! Another gem ~ thanks for sharing this with us.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Kathleen!

cathryngrant sagde ...

Very entertaining, as always!

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Cathryn. And if I ever get my cozy mystery published, these short shots may be useful little ads ;D