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Volcanologist Part II

James watched as his wife folded the letter closed and placed it next to the mug on the coffee table beside her.

“Coffee?” she asked. He nodded and glanced silently at the neatly folded sheet of paper that had taken her five minutes to open.

“So?” he said, hands curled around his own mug as he shifted his footing slightly. “What did they say?”

She paused and looked at him over the top of her mug.

“They’ve given me the cover.” she smiled. “I feature in the July issue later on this year.”

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. WOO HOO! No rejection letter. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could do that in real life with our stories.

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  3. Looks like you cheated to get a longer story out of this week’s prompt 🙂 , but I like the story. There are a couple typos. On the first one, it should read National Geographic instead of “Geographical.” On this one, the question “Coffee?” should have a question mark instead of a period.

    I think all of us writers can relate to the feelings of your heroine.


    • Thank you for pointing out the typos and I didn’t intend to do a follow up at first, however there seemed to be a fair few people who wanted to know what the answer was so I gave in and wrote a follow up piece.
      Thanks for commenting. 😀

      • I’m glad you wrote the 2nd part. 🙂 Shame on me for coming in late to the conversation.

        Kind regards,

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