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Saturday, October 27, 2012

SFFS Snippet - 10/27/12

The barn doors lay open, welcoming the night, but the sky outside was black. No hint of stars or moon. Close to the door, a nail pierced one of the beams that held up the roof. And on that nail hung the silver shoes.

Click, click, click. Tap, tap, tap.

The wind and its tricks made the shoes dance. First they knocked against the beam three times, followed by tapping together another three. A long pause, and then the dance started again. The consistency was eerie.

Excerpt from "Dancing in the Wind".

About "Dancing in the Wind":

The Wizard of Oz is a timeless story that nearly everyone knows about. So what happens when that timeless story is turned on its head? Dorothy is a bully who is thrown into the world of Oz. She gets a taste of her own medicine from a crazy trio of munchkins and the Wizard of Oz himself.

This story received an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest for the 4th Quarter of 2009.

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14 comments:

  1. Well, that sent a few shivers down my spine. Good stuff!!

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  2. Not so much a shiver, for me, as a sense of fey - there is clearly magic at work here. Nicely atmospheric.

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  3. Almost as if something -- or someone -- was manipulating them. Nice job!

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  4. Dorothy's silver slippers, trying to get home?

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  5. Loved the descriptiveness of this snippet!

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  6. Wow Alexa! Such a vivid snippet! For some reason, I'm reminded of the sound of bones rattling together from the click and tap. I need to check this out. :)

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  7. I love the premise. Very entertaining.

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  8. Quite sinister. Reminded me of the old fairy tale about the enchanted dancing slippers.

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  9. Wonderful description of the shoes 'dancing'. The story premise sounds really interesting too!

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  10. Loved this snippet, Alexa! Great way to set the mood, especially with the sound effects. Creepy.

    :) Heidi

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  11. What an original sounding idea - love the spooky shoes!

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  12. Very atmospheric, great imagery. I was immediately drawn in from sentence one.

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  13. Thanks for the feedback, all! =)

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