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veleta 1 mo ago
[[ I run a street library & was donated a set of shelves on wheels last year (you could hear me squeal on the other side of town lol!) So now once a month I pull them out of the shed & dust them off, chock the wheels so …


veleta 1 mo ago | 3 replies
I know this is not the place, but I have tried to upload a website to the Wayback Machine, and the system seems to upload something, but I have already tried several times, but it never works. I guess that my questio…

veleta 2 mos ago
Already in the public domain. Translated at Project Gutenberg as The Fat and the Thin (LE VENTRE DE PARIS) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/5744/5744-h/5744-h.htm

veleta 2 mos ago | 1 replies
“Come, do be quick!” La Sarriette now exclaimed, for she was getting impatient, and was, moreover, no longer accustomed to the malodorous atmosphere of the cellar.“Mademoiselle Saget will be going. I fancy she’s g…

veleta 2 mos ago | 1 replies
It is a short story that everyone can read for free at Granta. I want to read more from this author. I'm not fully convinced yet.

veleta 2 mos ago | 4 replies
Bicycle and Guitar Case Asle was riding around on the roads on his mother’s old bicycle, he’d repainted it blue. He almost always had a guitar case in his hand. As he rode the bike his long hair fluttered behind him. …

veleta 4 mos ago
And then I will have to turn each page around. Why take a decision like an adult when I can take no responsibility and leave it to chance?

veleta 4 mos ago | 2 replies
How should I read it? First Sam then Hailey? First Hailey then Sam? Or should I just read each page and turn the book around every time? Does it even matter? It has been in my to-be-read list for quite a while, but…

veleta 4 mos ago
https://globalgraffmag.wordpress.com/category/issue-no-3-february-2011/ ...together with other flash fiction from the same author.

veleta 4 mos ago
The Eunus mentioned in the short story actually lived. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunus and this an incredible life story.

veleta 4 mos ago | 4 replies
Translated from Spanish by Steven J. Stewart The First Fire Eater Eunus was a Syrian and a slave, ingenious and rebellious. In the year 133 B.C. he became (though he never knew it) the first bona fide fire eat…

veleta 4 mos ago
This short story is going to be one of the texts we read for next week's meeting in a reading club I lead at another website called meetup. I am going to leave this link here for information, and in case anybody gets int…

veleta 8 mos ago | 1 replies
“Gasp” by Michael A. Arnzen (26 words) He posited that a person could drown in air. I told him to stop being contradictory. He raised a finger. Inhaled to reply. And never stopped. ---- As far as I know, this is i…

veleta 8 mos ago
The two people before me did the same thing as me: we all chose normal, everyday words. Adam had a dictionary of the English language by his side because probably some people are going to make this about trying to catch …


veleta 8 mos ago
[[ veleta is gorgeous ]] ??????????????

veleta 9 mos ago | 1 replies
In my opinion, the story is complete. With a lot of gaps, but it is complete.

veleta 9 mos ago | 1 replies
[[But please explain, who is Adam who writes short stories in 5 minutes on request? And for a tenner? How does this thing work? I don't quite understand.]] I actually don't know and your guess is as good as mine. I ha…

veleta 9 mos ago | 9 replies
I was in Portobello Road when I bought Adam a short story for a tenner. The challenge was the interested person to give him a proper name and three other words and he had five minutes to write a short story in his old-fa…

veleta 11 mos ago
There was one in Rotherhite which had plenty of books. I wanted to go there one of these days, Is that the one? The area is lovely, so I may go anyway. Maybe even to check the Brunel Museum out.

veleta 11 mos ago
Also, I am not sure if I have mentioned it here: Pinner Café at Chalton Street, between Euston and King's Cross St Pancras stations. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d3952740-Reviews-Pinner_…

veleta 11 mos ago | 3 replies
Are there even meetups in London anymore? Maybe they are. I used to go to the one close to Waterloo, and the one in the Duke of Hamilton, but I think that neither of them are still active. Actually, if there are meet…

veleta 11 mos ago | 2 replies
I went there yesterday, as I had some time to kill. There are direct buses to New Cross Gate Station from Harrow Road and Marelebone Stations, which made quite easy to me. The phone booth was at the other side of Lewi…


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