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womble



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:17 am    Post subject: Halloween Story on EDF Reply with quote

It's Halloween week on EDF and my story Farmer Leon's Pumpkin Patch is up there seeking critical acclaim - or not:

http://www.everydayfiction.com/farmer-leons-pumpkin-patch-by-paul-a-freeman/#disqus_thread

Be honest, guys!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Hard to decide if the story is sensationally bad, or a work of brilliant pastiche. I'll go for the latter. Genius! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's already garnered a one-star and a two-star rating, Cathy! Seems the concensus is 'senationally bad'!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. It's always good to read things that someone else has considered worth publishing. It isn't the kind of thing I usually read, but a well-written effort is always worth the time and energy.
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Staggered



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, you do seem to have stirred up a right pumpkin pie over there on EDF, Paul. And you couldn't have signalled that anagram any clearer if you'd put "Nudge, nudge! See what I did there?" in brackets after the name. Some people are simply not on the right wavelength, are they? Shame. Great fun though.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, guys.

Yeah, Oscar, I must say I've let things play themselves out after I made the the Leon Trotsky comment. Next year I'll submit a story about Leo Whalen, see if it gets a better reception.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

womble wrote:
Next year I'll submit a story about Leo Whalen, see if it gets a better reception.

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eric_never
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:17 am    Post subject: Great fun Reply with quote

Yes, like Stag said, your story is great fun! Tons of comments on this one. Good work, W Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed, great fun. I've voted.
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womble



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, folks.

Interesting reaction by some people on EDF to what was meant to be a piece of harmless fiction and fun. A bit upsetting really, but instructive to me as writer to think twice in the future.

Just goes to show - always expect the Spanish Inquisition!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:16 am    Post subject: Haters Reply with quote

It is a blessing to have haters. Please do not think twice next time, old sport.
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