18 April, 2012

A to Z Challenge: O is for Osmosis

Many apologies for the delay in getting this post out - a water pipe burst in our apartment complex yesterday, leaving us with no water (and thus no toilet usage! gah!) until this morning. As you can imagine, this scenario promptly made me forget that anything called a "blog" even existed.

So...double goodies for everyone today! I'll post Tuesday's regular flash fiction now, give you all some time to enjoy it, then post today's real post this afternoon (hint: it has to do with maps and treasure).

Enjoy!

[EDIT: Osmosis has been taken down, along with its flash siblings, for consideration in a print magazine. Thank you so much to those of you who read it and left such wonderful comments!]






20 comments:

  1. i can feel and hear as their booted feet go over the glass--mesmerizing ---glad your pipes are fixed

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    1. I love knowing I brought those sensations to readers. Thanks!

      Funny story about the pipes: they're not fixed anymore. This will be funnier when it's over... :)

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  2. Wow.
    Just wow.
    Fantastic writing, Jessica! Truly.

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    1. Thank you so much! :) And thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Very nicely done. I enjoyed that.

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    1. I'm so glad! It tickles me when my stories entertain others. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Nicely done. Atmospheric but not over-the-top (something I can be guilty of). Great scene ;)

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    1. It's like reining in anxious horses. ;) Thanks!

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    1. I have impressed the man himself?! Excuse me while I fall over.

      Really, though, I'm extremely pleased that you liked it.

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  6. Wow! This story is getting better and better. I love the smudged headlines... telling us what happened without really telling us. :)

    I only have one technical question (which, I guess, doesn't really matter since it is sci-fi/fantasy, but...)

    How is Eliza's heart beating if she doesn't have any blood? Or, wait - does she even still have a heart??

    Can't wait to read the next one!

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    1. So glad you think so!

      The next - and last! - one should dispel most of the questions. Technically, you're right, her heart shouldn't have been beating in the first. But the stories are also not in the order they appear to be. :)

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    2. Ah! I guess I'll just have to wait and see then. :)

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    3. Can't wait to see what you think. :)

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  7. Great story! Sorry to hear about your technical difficulties. Hope everything gets cleared up!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! Looks like everything is at last back to normal.

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  8. I love your story! I'll come back for more for sure. I hope your life is back to normal, I can't even imagine living without a bathroom... good luck.

    Thanks foe commenting on my blog.
    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

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    1. Thanks, Gina! I'd love to see you back. I think they finally got the problem fixed...and no bathroom was definitely an adventure.

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  9. Well done! I'm following for more :)
    Kate
    A to Z http://whenkateblogs.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Kate and welcome! Thanks for the compliments - I so appreciate them and your following.

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