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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 Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  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. 😀

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