The Ink Well Highlights Magazine #68

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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 17- 23 / 2022.

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Featured Author: @janaveda
Wild intruders

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As they lit the fire, it suddenly reached a considerable height, accompanied by the distinctive smell of sprayed fuel; They heard branches snapping and an intimidating hoarse roar.
They looked in the direction of the noise, and there it was: the mountain lion.
It had probably been stalking them from the leafy tree. But the beast was not counting on the fire.
The three made visual contact. And Steve raised a flaming branch aimed at the feline. -@janaveda

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Featured Author: @ricardo993
The sun and the moon

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But they are condemned for eternity to be separated in the distance, to see each other only at sunrises and sunsets, to meet at eclipses, but never to fly together. Their love, despite the setbacks both of them, endures. But no one knows how long this relationship will last, nor how long the moon will resist waiting for the sun to join her and bring the extermination of the earth, which acts as an intermediary in this curse.- @ricardo993

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Featured Author: @chrysanthemum
The Nostalgia Shop

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I said no. Only this one; this one I know! I like it at the first place and I know about it’s tone. How nice! she replied. I was about to ask the rate for purchasing but my eyes were stacked onto some books that you'll never find easily.
Though the books were not in good condition, I found them tempting. I took a book and sniffed the aroma which I love mostly about old books. She saw it and I guess couldn’t help herself smiling on it.- @chrysanthemum

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Featured Author: @yuki-nee
The Horror Hidden Within

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Upon recalling the strange creatures they’ve encountered inside the sinkhole, Rodney couldn’t help but shiver. It was a nightmare, one that he would rather not recall. Unfortunately, once his mind turn into that direction, he could no longer stop the deluge of memories from flooding his mind.
The monstrous shadowy figures they suddenly encountered during their exploration; the fear that everyone feared when those creatures suddenly went after them; the desperate screams of his classmates that couldn’t run fast enough – Rodney remembered all of it.- @yuki-nee

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Featured Author: @deraaa
THE WINDOW

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Paul stared at the window, the spot where their love seat once was. She'd broken the news of the third pregnancy right there, at that very spot above the bustling noise below. He'd returned from a long day at work– exhausted–when she'd began to knead him, easing out the tension from his body before breaking forth with the news. He still remembers how much he'd felt; myriads of emotions flowing through him. How time flies. He could have sworn it was just yesterday he held her, slow dancing to Frank Sinatra by the window. - @deraaa

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Featured Author: @stellageorge

Racers

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My mouth moved but no sound came out.
"Lily is that you?"
My hand fell from my ear to the ground as my body shut down and my eyes closed in a deep sleep.
My eyes flashed open and I tried to sit up but my body felt too heavy to move, like I ran round the world.
"Oh no. This is very bad," I murmured. - @stellageorge

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Featured Author: @samsmith
The Girl in the Mirror

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It had come down to this... money could not buy me a future. Money could not buy me more minutes, hours, months or years.
Time owned me.
I had so many regrets, so many wasteful minutes in my life... if only I could take them back... repackage them... truly live them... maybe I would not be feeling so disconsolate and depressed during the end-game.- @samsmith

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Thank you for reading our short story highlights magazine!

@jayna, @agmoore, @gracielaacevedo @yaziris and @itsostylish.

p.s. You can see the past magazines here: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, , 41, 42, , 43, 44, 45, 46,47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67

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I read these stories and they are all splendid. My heartstrings pulled left, right and center. Thank you for the honor @theinkwell

Thank you very much @theinkwell. I'm honored.

Thank you @theinkwell, this is very kind of you to recognise and appreciate my story this week 🙏💗 !PIZZA

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Congratulations to all those mentioned for their outstanding work 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳👏👏👏👏👏.