The Ink Well Highlights Magazine # 81

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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 November 16 to 23 / 2022.

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Featured Author: @kemmyb
My Desire Or Daisy's?



I didn't sleep much at night. By nine am I was ready for a day that should be one of my happiest —walking my daughter down the aisle to be married— but instead, my heart pumped fast in fear and anxiety. Dressed in a V-neck, lilac-grey short gown with bishop sleeves that stretched to my elbows, I glanced at the shiny black coat hung on a chair that I would put on. It was a gift from my late husband, Chris.- @kemmyb

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Featured Author: @universoperdido
The Mouse Farmer



After leaving the hummingbird in the hands of a doctor, the prepared mouse embarked on her journey to Mosetin's castle. She had only walked for half an hour and was already feeling tired. In the distance, she saw some miscreant crows harassing a poor lizard peasant. The mouse burned with rage and picked up some rocks from the ground to scare the crows away.- @universoperdido

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Featured Author: @sapphireissafy
Letter without reply


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I found my inspiration in sadness and grief, and I figured out more people would love me if I let them know about my painful core. They became a repeating circle in which I served my ache and my ache served my fantasy. Dave knew and he no longer replied. But it was fine enough to me. He created between us kind of trust so that I was open to tell him, which was actually, talking to myself. I'd rather thank him for that than go through the roof. - @sapphireissafy

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Featured Author: @seki1


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She let me pet them once, they were so tender and small. I was lost petting them until she growled, focusing my attention on a lizard that had entered the compound. I was about to stand and go after it, till she stretched and came out from her cage.
She looked at me then to the puppies and I understood the message.
After a brief pat on the head she hurried off to her prey. I stayed with the puppies and waited.
Approximately 10 mins later, she came back wagging her tail in a lazy manner and after rechecking her pups, rested her head on my lap. - @seki1

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Featured Author: @ricardo993
A kiss


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My father had told me long ago. "You will mature when you find a woman you want to take care of, and that you put all the emphasis on giving her well-being". It was a bit of an old-fashioned phrase, because Samantha took care of herself, she was a pretty brilliant doctor and would soon become more so with her doctorate. But that she was a doctor and I was a simple writer with dreams of adventure didn't stop me from transforming. The kiss didn't turn me into a toad or a prince, but it was the catalyst to move and emerge into the known world. - @ricardo993

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Featured Author: @lightpen

Egugun festival



The town was in agog, celebrating Egugun festival which had been the tradition for centuries. During the celebration, masquerade of different types troops out to display to the admiration of spectators including visitors. Immediately we alighted, we could see the masquerades displaying. I was carried away with the display to the extent that I wished we could stop to watch them. I was just child being carried away forgetting that my leg was at stake. The latter was the concern of my father. - @lightpen

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Thank you for reading our short story highlights magazine!

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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, 67,68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78 79, 80

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Thanks for the mention @theinkwell

Thank you @theinkwell for the honour. I am highly motivated.

Many thanks @theinkwell for selecting my story for your Highlights Magazine. Congrats to other mentioned authors. 🙂