The Ink Well Highlights Magazine #66

in The Ink Well4 months ago (edited)

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This periodic magazine highlights a small selection of short stories posted to The Ink Well community that stood out and were awarded a Curie vote. Thank you to all authors in The Ink Well for sharing your creative work!

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We are showcasing authors who have contributed well-written and edited stories, have read and commented on the work of other authors and comply with all of the community rules posted on our home page. These activities help our community thrive and grow!

The following are just a few of our favorite stories from August 4 - 10 / 2022.

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Featured Author: @abisag
Wearing a Snake as a Scarf

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I miss that time when I considered you a friend; I could say anything without you judging me. I was simply me, with the transparency of water, the innocence of a child and the illusion of a teenager. Little did I imagine that talking to you helped me to feel freedom, my full and absolute freedom I hung around my neck, as if it were a scarf. I was adorned as I listened to your precise, coherent and reassuring words. I was proud of the freedom you gave me and I began to feel an excessive naivety for the way you treated me, but little by little it all faded away. — @abisag

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Featured Author: @bettyhandayani
Home Alone

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The sky began to change color, as if ready to welcome the arrival of night time. The sound of insects one by one began to sound quite loud. From the window of the family room house, I saw the sky was getting dark because it was cloudy and some mist had begun to cover the flower garden belonging to the late grandmother in the front yard of the house, "It looks like it will rain tonight" said my heart. — @bettyhandayani

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Featured Author: @idlemind
Forget Who

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Dried twigs and fallen branches of several enormous trees crackled under the thick soles of a drunken man’s boots as he swayed his way towards the source of the splashing water. The melodious cacophony of droplets, coming from what he imagined as a waterfall, entertained his sense of hearing, soothing the pain in his wounded heart. — @idlemind

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Featured Author: @popurri
Their Yellow Eyes

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My father worked on the railroad for many years, from a very young age he followed in his father's footsteps and became the conductor of the trains that traveled throughout the region of the great mountains in the south of the country, crossing tunnels and bridges over high cliffs that made many people dizzy, seeing that under them there were only meters and meters of air space until they reached the rocky ground. Those wild mountains preserved a wonderful fauna and flora, where the puma was the king of the mountain, until man came to damage this balance. My father understood this very well when the night surprised him on the way. — @popurri

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Featured Author: @diikaan
NAMO

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She always loved the smell or what she refers to as fragrance from her modest condo. The verandah was a mess, filled with leaves all over. The rain had left a good impression on the wall as well as the plantain stems that were bent over as if in a salutation to its owner. — @diikaan

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Featured Author: @warpedpoetic

Water Falls

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I don’t have water. Whether in the ground or on my tongue, i don’t have water. I must tell my tale with dried mouth; a berry, out of colour, my lips must open and i must speak. If i don’t speak, what will i gain? Will my silence melt the clouds; will it drag the sky down to my door? If i am silent, will that river crack open and a flood will pour out from its charred skin? I must speak because i am human; i am a parent who has to watch children go to bed with ribs stitched to their skin. I must speak. — @warpedpoetic

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Congratulations to the featured authors: @abisag, @bettyhandayani, @idlemind, @popurri, @diikaan, and @warpedpoetic. We have some really wonderful writers in our community.

@agmoore thank you admin.
Congratulations to other authors as well.

Indeed, we do and I'm always happy to be named among them.

Thank you so much @agmoore , I am very excited about this achievement. Thank you for rejoicing with me.

Greetings 🤗🤗🤗🤗

you are welcome, friend. and thank you very much for the guidance in learning to write stories.

Thank you very much @Agmoore, it is very nice to be in this selection.
Congratulations to the other writers of wonderful stories 😊

Congratulations @abisag, @bettyhandayani, @idlemind, @popurri, @diikaan, and @warpedpoetic. Fabulous writing 🤗❤️💕

Thank you. It is always great to get noticed in such a way.

@itsostylish thank you, admin. It's an honor to be part of the mag again.
Congratulations to other writers, too/.

Thank you. I appreciate

you are welcome, friend.😍😘

Thank you very much @itsostylish.An honor
Regards😄

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Great work, everyone! Your talent is wonderful, and you make us proud!!

Thank you so much for the opportunity this community is giving us.

Thank you very much @jayna for this distinction.
Regards

Thank you theinkwell for giving my writeups value. I really appreciate. And congratulations to @abisag @popurri @bettyhandayani @idlemind and @warpedpoetic y'all are spectacular writers

Thank you, and congratulations to you, too @diikaan

Thank you very much @diikaan , your words really encourage me to continue working with much affection.

Greetings 🤗🤗🤗

Thank you @diikaan, and the same to you

Thank you so much @diikaan, congratulations too

I admire these fine writers who use words in sophisticated manners to transport readers to different realities. Congrats to the featured authors!
Well done, The Ink Well!

Thank you so much ^_^

Thank you very much @kemmyb , your words really encourage me to continue working with much affection.

Greetings🥰🥰🥰

Thank you very much @kemmyb 😊

Congratulations everyone.

Thank you ^_^

Thank you very much @joydukeson

There are some really creative stories here 😊

Well done to all the writers involved 👏

Sorry... the "Water Falls" link takes me to a signed out version of peakd for some reason. One would need to log back in to vote for this and I would like to up vote it.

It's really powerfully written. Their profile also has no follow buttons and is a logged out version of the site. Do you perhaps know why this so, please?

So does this one... same thing. Logged out...

https://peakd.com/hive-170798/@bettyhandayani/home-alone

Am I being a Bot? 😁

Thank you for picking my piece from among the many awesome pieces of writing in this community. I appreciate you.
Congratulations to all other writers mentioned. May your ink never run dry.

Thank you very much

It is a great honor for me to be in the top 5 of the featured publications. I really feel very happy and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking my work into account. I extend my congratulations to @bettyhandayani, @idlemind, @popurri, @diikaan and @warpedpoetic.

Undoubtedly, your words encourage me to continue working with love and dedication.🎉🎉🎉🎉

Congratulations

you are welcome, friend. returned love. Let's support each other in creativity.

Thank you 😃

Awesome fictions here, Congratulations

Congratulations to all mentioned writers!

I love @popurri's piece.. Congrats to all