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After Hours

After Hours Indian-fusion, we ate there once a week for a year or so. One of our cats had been adopted as a stray kitten from the shrubs in the parking lot. A lamb masala with jalapenos; One of the … Continue reading

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Method

Method by David Cain “Derrick, let’s get together later and work on our scene.” “Sure. Where do you want to go?” “Let’s grab dinner at Marco’s and then go back to my place to work.” “Where do you live?” “A … Continue reading

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Fuzzy

Fuzzy by David Cain “Mr. Rivers, good to see you,” said Bill. “This is my associate, Dave Jenkins. He handles the technical side of our business.” “Glad to meet you, sir,” the large Texan extended his paw in greeting. “But … Continue reading

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Astray

Astray by David Cain “But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best laid schemes of mice an’ men Gang aft agley” – Burns Tracy opened her eyes as a door slammed shut, startled … Continue reading

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writing a short story

The short story is a basic unit of writing.  In most ways, the novel is simply an amalgamation of connected short stories.  For me, the short story has mostly been an exercise, practice sessions on the path to a serious … Continue reading

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Fattie

Fattie by David Cain Against my better judgement, I agreed to go to Stephanie’s party. I’m not usually keen on parties of any kind but this was a work party, put together to help Steph solidify some connections, raise her … Continue reading

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narrative mirroring

I’ve had a new idea in narration. I use third person narration for stories that would usually require first person narration by having the third person narrator mirror the protagonist in attitude and vocabulary. If the protagonist feels an emotion, … Continue reading

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