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Piece of short, short fiction from three years ago. Hope you enjoy.

Writing and Works

“Good book?” Katherine asked, nodding over her coffee cup towards the girl on the table next to her. The girl blinked and looked up.

“Yer- er- I suppose-” she floundered. “Have you read it?” she asked. “The writer is really obscure.”

“Obscure?” asked Katherine.

“Yer. No one really knows who he is, but his stuff is really, well look at this bit.”

She pointed to a paragraph.

“This bit is actually referring to the main character’s latent homosexuality, and his failure to connect with Gret on a spiritual level.”

“Of course.” said Katherine, reading back her own writing. “I’m sure that must have been what the writer intended.”


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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.

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