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May 21, 2008

Special Feature: Wishbone

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Welcome to the Writers’ Market Group feature.

Today’s feature is slightly different. Since the dawning of Red Bubble, we have seen writers either come and go or stay on and shine before our very eyes. One of the writers who has been around from the beginning and doing very well for herself is Kate Smith (also known as Empress).

Not only was her short story entry in the Unleashed07 competition a winner, she since has had a few stories published as eBooks or in online ezines with various independent publishers.

Her stories can be found at Mobipocket, Fictionwise and with publisher Mystic Moon Press. You can also listen to her story “Bad Hair Nights” via Parade of Phantoms or if you wish to read the story, purchase a copy at MMP.

One of her first and successful stories with Mystic Moon Press is Wishbone. A mystery/crime/fantasy wonder mix.

“I love blending flashing dialogue between two characters with an ensemble cast, even if most of them are off stage for most of the action. It’s my way of building a world and inviting the reader in…” says Kate.

The story’s blurb below:

Ariel Thorne does not believe in coincidence.

She doesn’t believe in curses either.

But the increasingly odd and dangerous events around Wishbone Street have her believing one thing absolutely:

Something’s going to snap.

Wishbone has since called out a related story titled Zap – Pandora’s Edge.

“Zap for example takes place during the first half of Wishbone; one of my first published stories The Dominant Rose links to the last chapter,” Kate explains.

I highly recommend reading both. If Wishbone and Zap leaves you hanging for more, never fear as Kate hints there is another part in the works. “There’s the unfinished novel that started it all currently titled Welcome Home. I’ve taken it out of the file for the first time in years. It has good bones.”

Looking forward to seeing this instalment.

Kate is a work-horse when it comes to writing that I sometimes wonder if she has time for anything else. At Red Bubble, she co-hosts the Short Stories – Spherical Scriptings group with Damian (who has been featured here previously) and has been involved in collaborations with other artists. One of the collaborations has opened the way to her new blog site The Sirens Gate.

As you can see, Kate truly is a motivation for writers.

March 31, 2008

Issue No.4

Inside this Issue…



Regal Clock (Unstable) Image copyright © Abyssalsoul

This bumper of an issue features stories from writers who have entries in the “Get eBook Published” competition, although most of the stories featured are not the ones submitted as entries.

I’ve also hand picked poetry based on what is mystic and moon to coincided with the ebook publisher who will pick the winning entry for the competition and ensure the story is electronically published.

Good luck to all the story contestants!




Stories Poetry
Remembering Della – Chapter One by Crzadkiewicz Shadows Of Mercy by S.I. Sheehan
The Buenos Aries Boys by Lawford Dark Cities by Acheron Samael
The night before Christmas by Danny Passing Sutra by Seraph
Social Sniping (Story) by Damian Eternally Continued… by Naylor
The Tale of Willie Patton by The Artist Unknown
Writing Again for the First Time by G-Man Merrick Justice
Stolen by Sastro
Diamond moments by GeoGecko
The Score by Dave Legere
Ricochet by Summayyah Sadiq-Ojibara
Colin by MickyMc
The Seal of the Celestial Engine (Fragments of the Shattered Mirror) by AbyssalSoul
Writers’ Insider Life Moments

Collaboration between Lianne & Linaji

Post by Linaji

LAUGHTER Post by Papadad
Greenbeard Zine Post by Greenbeards Elephantine Error Message Post by Kathibook
Werewolf Forumla Post by Gayla Drummond Befuddled, Bamboozled and Betrayed Post by Lianne
What’d I Miss?
New RB Writing Group – A Novel Idea Competition & Interviews – Short Stories Group
Challenges – Flash Fiction Group GAIA Living Planet
Get eBook Published Competition Competitions – Twisted Tales
Specialised RB Groups – Blue Room & Graphic Scratch


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