NOVEMBER CHALLENGE 2010

A story a day, for thirty days

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So this little story snuck into my unconscious mind a few weeks ago, manifesting itself during the course of a 20-film James Bond marathon.  Bond kept me sane during some intense studying in October, but I ended up thinking, “He’s a little slap happy with the women.”  That plus womanizer surely equals misogynist.

In real life, a guy like that is making up for something.  He probably genuinely hates people.  Men and women, and himself.  The Brosnan films pushed for a psychological angle on Bond, and obviously hit the mark.  But surface is fine, in a film – real life comes with undercurrents to every personality, and the symptoms of hatred (surface) are only a minute aspect of the genuine hatred (within).

[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

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