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this is a very fascinating forum & has tempted me to write a novella of my own.

for want of a better title i'm calling it 'My Story' altho it has nothing to do with my story!

i remember when were told stories a simple
hmmmmmm was required to let the story teller know that you were listening & not nodding off to sleep!

comments / suggestions / or any inputs long or short are most welcome or even a simple hmmmmm would do!

this is just the first part....
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hmmmm...

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Color me excited that you will play, Queen.

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thanks christine for the hmmmmmm!
that's very encouraging! even one hmmmmm is enough to get me going!

tere - this old prose piece has been stashed in my comp for long - incomplete & desolate! maybe now it can see the light of the day - i will have to continue working on it.

thanks for reading!
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Hi queenfisher,

Lovely to see you taking up this forum and making it your own!

The first section of your story reads like a prologue, with lots of background information given out quickly and efficiently.

The section is where the story begins. It took me a few paragraphs to realize the first N in this section is not the same N as in the previous section, but once I understood your use of italics to indicate a change in voice all became clear. So far the story has a gothic feel to it and reminded me a bit of the Brontes what with a dark and stormy night, a madwoman in the attic, ghosts and gardeners, etc. This section, too, moves quickly, and the use of two narrators is already setting up a multi-layered tension in the story.

Looking forward to reading further installments as you roll them out into the light of day. emoticon
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dear katlin

thank you so much for the encouragement!

i love the brontes & even daphe de maurier
wuthering heights & rebecca are my fav. novels - the atmosphere & the chracters they create are phenomenal! in both the novels the backdrop is a living looming thing - yes very gothic. there are places like that in india too. some old houses are still lived in - & there's total time warp there. in fact i've visited many such places & in my last trip - old forts & palaces - these ofcourse are now high-end hotels but the atmosphere is very much still there.

i have been meaning to send the pictures - only they're not very great resolution - taken by an old camera - a bit hazy - would have liked to send some better pictures - but still it will give you an idea - so perhaps i'll post a link on visual arts.

my story is just my first attempt at writing a longer story with the hope to improve.
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queen, I'm so sorry! I posted a comment in the body of your story--don't know what I was
thinking emoticon

I deleted it and will say it again here: I'm so caught up in this story, I can't wait to read what happens next!

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Hi queenfisher,

Like Chris, I'm caught up in the story, enjoying both the lively writing style and the quirky cast of characters.
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hi christine

that's fine - no problem at all - would have just continued - glad you liked!

thanks katlin! sorry to keep you ladies waiting - will continue - i'll try not to give long gaps.
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Still reading along, queen. I think you're a natural born writer,

Chris
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thanks christine!

everybody's encouragement spurs me on!
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The plot thickens, as they say, and that's some cliffhanger, queenfisher. What an enticing place for a chapter to end. emoticon

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Hey queenfisher,

Your story continues to intrigue; I'm really enjoying it. I like this format of posting a section and then waiting a while for the next installment. It reminds me of the serialization of novels back in the day. Dickens came to mind but a little research reveals many famous authors were serial writers:

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All this is just to say, don't worry if you do have a long gap between segments sometimes. You have a real life to live after all, and we're here for the long haul.
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Welcome back, queenfisher!

settling in for the next installment...

Chris
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thanks christine!

coming up...!
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What a nice surprise this morning, to read your latest installment! Love the description
of the artist and the wealthy, potential patrons.

best,

Chris
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Queen, tonight I've read what you've posted so far, in one sitting. This is delightful. I'm hooked into the story. I expect to be surprised by more than a few turns the tale will likely take.

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thanks christine & tere

i'm afraid they'll be long gaps & i'm unable to post much at one go.

very busy this month & traveling again.

please bear with me & hope you'll continue reading!
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Just read your latest, queen, you are a natural story teller. Looking forward to the next,

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Hi queenfisher,

I''m grateful for your "long gaps" because they allowed me to catch up on reading your story. I can only say what I've said before: you have a wonderful knack of ending on a cliffhanger!
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thanks katlin & chris for being so kind & patient!

long gaps are indeed becoming tooo long!

was really busy - but ready to send another installment!
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Hi queenfisher,

Ha! You got me. When the phone rang at the end of the last installment, I indeed was fearing something "tragic", so it was fun having my expectations undermined ("sounds tragic") and partially reversed--at least temporarily? Hmm, that's what inquiring minds want to know.
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dear katlin

thanks for the patience! i almost said payment! have been neck deep in work - this is a busy season for us & big festival - Diwali - the festival of lights - round the corner - it's like our new-year & i'll be traveling again but a short trip.

so next intallment will have to wait quite a while - lots work to finish before & after my trip.

but thanks for the encouragement - keeps me going.

i come in to have a quick look - but unable to spend time - last few comments have been sketchy - but i did manage to post a poem.

hope you're [sign in to see URL] later...
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hi queen,

I just read the latest installment--well worth
the wait! Now I can't wait to read the next,

Chris
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hi chris

sorry for all the delays - but as i mentioned i'm recovering from an eye surgery - so this will take more time than i'd thought - but thanks so much - your interest will keep mine alive as well!
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Take care, queenfisher, and heal up. I'll be here whenever you roll out the next installment,

Chris
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Hi queenfisher,

I just reread your last installment and once again enjoyed the read. So how big was the scene? Inquiring minds want to know.

I hope your recovery from the eye surgery is going well.
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queenfisher,

I read your first and second installments. The sense of detail leans it more toward the baroque rather than to Hemingway. There are many styles, and yours is a valid one. Enjoyed what I've read. Zak
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Queenfisher,

H-e-l-l-o? Are you still around? It's been too long! Hope you are well, wherever you are. . . .
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hi katlin

remembered my password after a few try's - that was amazing!

sorry for the long long absence - thanks for inquiring - yes i'm quite well & much has been happening in terms of work / travel etc
but of course will be back but traveling again in April & so life goes on...

hope all of you are doing well - looking forward to posting again

love to all!
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