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Dockside

“You’re a villain Danny, plain and simple.”

Danny’s grin spread as he watched Stephanie nod in agreement to her own words and pluck an apple from the open crate next to her on the dock, juice spitting from the skin as her teeth crunched in.

“You wouldn’t have called me that three years ago,” he said, his mind wandering back to the image of her sprawled across his cabin desk, her scars and marking open to him, her cheeks flushed by the kisses he pressed into her curves.

Stephanie examined what was left of her apple, scowled, and chucked it into one of the empty slips.

“Three years ago we were on the same side,” she said, “but you changed that Danny, not me.”

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It’s been ages since I’ve written anything for Five Sentence Fiction, but I felt in the mood for it today. Probably because I should be doing other things, and partly because I’m trying to make sure I write at least a small paragraph for Darkened Daughter every day at the moment. With my dissertation and research projects looming, uni work has got to be my focus right now, but everyone needs a break from time to time and writing is my was to relax. So why not try and get some jump off points set up to work from for when I have more time to look at Darkened Daughter.

Some of you who may have seen older pieces for the novel will know that Stephanie and Danny are old characters, and I was debating cutting at Stephanie altogether. However, I’m going to see how she plays out and decide her fate once she’s done a few chapters and run an errand or two for my darling pub owner Molly. She won’t have the primary role she had in the first few attempts at a complete draft, but she and Danny will still have their wonderful, slightly insane relationship at least.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. 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. 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 poem ‘Sunsets’ was 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. More recently 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 here on Writing and Works.

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