Great Outlet for Readers and Writers !!!

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Readers:

Read and Rate New Works From a Diverse Group of New and Upcoming Authors

Rate new stories and provide direct feedback to authors in three stages as they move through the elevation process. You decide which stories get in front of publishers and agents…

Writers:

Get Feedback From Readers and Writers, Plus the Chance to be Showcased to Agents

 WE Book is a great outlet for gauging the professional readiness of writing. Submit the first page of a story, if it makes to the next round, submit the first five pages. The last stage is 50 pages, with each stage being a rating period where community voting decides which stories are elevated to the next round. There are also monthly short story contests that are both fun and enlightening.

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I’ve been a member now for a couple of months, and I really like it so far; the short story contests are fun and challenge me to step out of my comfort zone, while providing direct feedback at the same time. The “Page to Fame” section is a win-win, because even if stories don’t make it to the next round, I get an idea as to why. With this feedback, I can improve my writing. Feedback has been tough to come by, for me at least, so I find this type of outlet invaluable. I hope you do too!

Write On!!!

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Facebook Author Groups

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Some Great Facebook Groups for Authors

Promote, share and discover new authors and stories…

(Read Rules Before Joining)

* Books Gone Viral *

* Author Exchange *

* Indie Author Book Promotion *

* Book Promotion *

* Online Book Publicity *

* Author Meeting Place *

* Authors Promotion Page *

* Sci-Fi,Horror,Fantasy,Paranormal etc etc *

Write On!!!

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KBoards Book Discovery Feature

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Not a typical fantasy…

“There’s fantasy, evil, violence and compassion all brilliantly wrapped in this short story with an unbelievable ending. William Petersen is an incredible story teller and his stories are not to be passed up.” - Amazon.com 5-Star Review

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“Mythical” is featured on the KBoards Book Discovery today!

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“Fish Faced” Disgustingly funny…

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Here’s a silly short story I wrote for the April Fools’ flash fiction contest at WeBook.

What if WE were goldfish? Upright, walking and talking goldfish?

(If you are a WeBook member, go to the April Contest area to rate this and other stories.)

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Fish Faced

 

I stared into the aquarium, watching the goldfish swim unending laps around their little world. I took a pull from my tumbler of scotch. The humming of the aquarium filter, and the soft trickle of flowing water, lulled me into unconsciousness.

I awoke in a daze, no longer at home, but on a sidewalk next to a busy street. Oddly shaped automobiles buzzed passed, and horns honked in the distance. There were people moving all around me, and I could see that they were crowding the available space on both sides of the street. But something didn’t look right.

A passerby bumped me and excused himself. His large, orb-like eyes locking onto mine for a brief moment. He was wearing a suit and sporting a fedora, but he was orange. As my mind struggled to grasp what I was seeing, I noticed the texture of his skin was patchy and reflective, almost iridescent. As the man moved passed me, he closed his huge mouth and expelled a puff of air from flaps on his neck. His pants were not really pants at all, more like an apron or a hospital gown, open at the back.

The more I looked around, the more fish-like people I saw. A car stopped a few feet away. The driver’s door opened, and a small, flexible ramp extended from the edge of the seat to rest on the sidewalk. The fish-man operating the vehicle slid out. The ramp retracted, and fish-man closed the door, then waddled off into the crowd.

I looked down to see that I was standing on fins as well. I clumsily stumbled to where the car had parked and gazed at my reflection in the window. The big, bulging eyes of a goldfish stared back at me, and I saw my own gills flutter open and then closed again. A bell sounded to my right. I turned to see another fish-person making his way through the crowded sidewalks. He was dressed in all white and pushing what looked to be a metal garbage can mounted on a cart of some kind. The cart also held a large push-broom and a shovel. He rang his bell again, and the crowd parted. As he started to work, another element of this strange place was revealed.

Almost all of the fish-people were trailing long, thick strands of defecation behind them. This guy was cleaning them up. As I looked on in amazement, I watched several of them attempting to snag their danglers on various objects as they moved along, trying to break them loose.

Hey buddy?” came from right next to me, “You think you can help me out here?”

I looked at the talking fish now standing in front of me. He looked down and behind himself, tracing the brown, steaming trailer following him.

Can you step on this for me?”

 

 

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Secrets of the Samurai Squid

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This is a short story I wrote for an April Fools’ flash fiction contest at WeBook.

The theme, of course, is fools…

(If you are a WeBook member, go to the April Contest area to rate this and other stories.)

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Secrets of the Samurai Squid

 

My office door flew open, the sound of my secretary, Kathy, arguing with a visitor, pouring into the room and vanquishing my peace.

“You can’t go in there!” Kathy exclaimed.

A disheveled man barged in, brushing Kathy aside with his bulk. He wore a tan trench coat and promptly sat himself down in one of the chairs facing my desk. His smell wafted over to me, causing me to gag a little. I cleared my throat and waved Kathy off, as the man was clearly not here to harm me.

What can I do for you, Mr.?”

That’s not important right now. What is important is what I have to tell you,” the mystery man declared,I’m a diver, or at least, I used to be. They fired me when I told them.”

About what?” I inquired.

I’ve discovered where corals really come from,” he revealed.

Umm, haven’t scientists known about that for a while?” I asked.

Samurai squid,” the man stated.

What?”

I’ve seen them. Medium-size squid with little samurai swords and white head-bands, complete with Japanese writing over a big red dot. They roam the shallow oceans carving the coral out of solid rock with eight swords buzzing like mad. The animals move in after. I know it sounds crazy…but look at this,” he said, reaching into his coat.

A wave of panic washed over me for a brief moment, as I wholly expected him to produce a gun and shoot me in the name of some alien overlord, or just because I was the editor of a prestigious nature magazine. To my relief, the man deposited a rolled up cloth on the corner of my desk. I gingerly reached for it and began to unroll the package, hoping that there wasn’t a finger inside.

I must have stared at the tiny, five-inch long sword for quite a while. The stranger broke the spell with, “Pretty amazing, isn’t it?”

Well, I must say, it is intriguing. But what does it prove? You could have picked this up anywhere. Although, the craftsmanship is impressive. They’re obviously not giant squid then,” I deduced aloud.

It’s probably just one species. Or, who knows, maybe they all have swords? This isn’t the first time science has been wrong about something,” he countered.

Then why haven’t we seen scars on other animals that prey on them, or why are there no scars on the squids themselves, from when they fight each other?”

Because they fight to the death. There are no survivors. And seriously, what kind of animal is going to take on a samurai with eight arms? Think about it…” the man offered.

There’s just one problem with your theory,” I revealed triumphantly, “not all squid are Japanese…”

 

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