NOVEMBER CHALLENGE 2010

A story a day, for thirty days

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A new sequence of ideas is coming to me in this, the second half of my challenge!  I was asked yesterday whether I consider this a chore, now, and the answer is no.  I’m enjoying it very much, tiring and difficult though it is.  It is interfering with my life, and it’s exhausting, and I feel like I’m getting nothing done.  But I stop and think, “I’ve written 16 short stories in two weeks!”

Today’s story came to me suddenly this morning.  It’s called “The Cave of Wonders”.  Yes, I watched the Disney film recently – but a few ideas occurred to me.  The first is, “How did that lamp get into the cave of wonders in the first place?”

Here is how.  [Edit:  Sorry, you are too late to read this story.  Some stories may be retained on the website.  Some e-mail requests for copies of the stories are being granted (spinning.lizard@yahoo.co.uk).]

I’m happy to confirm that the website remains up to date with all the stories so far, so that you can read online if you pefer.  For the .pdf copy of the story above you can read online (you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader) or download to your PC, laptop or e-book.

The stories will remain available for a minimum of 30 days but no later than 30th December 2010.  I would love to hear your thoughts on any of the stories either on this blog, or via the website’s forum.

Enjoy, and thanks for reading,

db

Edit: I’d like to point out that a young lady named Lisa Cooper didn’t quite believe that I’d uploaded this post a record three and a half hours early, at 20:28  this evening.  In fact, she bet me the following that I hadn’t – “a large green emerald Faberge egg”.  It is quite plain for all to see that this has indeed been uploaded already.  Please inform the young lady in question that I shall collect my large freen emerald Faberge egg shortly.

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