The Ink Well Highlights Magazine #88

in The Ink Well5 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 January 4 to 10/ 2022.

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Featured Author: @unknownniche

The constellation upon us


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The stars speak to her more than other signs. She believed that she had a special connection with the stars that could show her the things that were destined for her—especially the ones she would cherish for the rest of her life.
"Lex," Once again, a little smile escaped her lips.
"If I were Sirius, the brightest star in the dark sky, then you could be my home that I tend to light at night."
Those cheesy words that she always wanted to tell Lexx finally answered. -


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Featured Author: @idlemind



Being an adult has stolen my happiness—the bliss I used to feel when I was a child, not being burdened by thoughts. Thoughts about the future and my past. Thoughts about the people who had left me along the way; their either had passed away or walked away from me intentionally. -


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Featured Author: @elentiyaroberts
The breakout zombie



I made it to the nearest mall and it was crawling with zombies I quickly hid under a counter but I quickly discovered to my suprise that there was a zombie hiding exactly where I was, shocked, my legs became stuck and I felt like the whole world was against me. Surprisingly, the female zombie turned to me and whispered to me “when I distract the other zombies, I need you to quickly move around and grab what you came for” in my state of ever growing shock I just nodded.-


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Featured Author: @janesuiren

A little steps till that door



Aislah stood there frozen because, Larke, the friend that she came to know looked the same, in height. He was an elf--no, a dwarf, maybe?! She was scared to know this and felt happy at the same time knowing that he was doing fine. Perhaps the life that she knew wasn't always right after all. She was hoping this was all dream, because this can't be real.
'L-arke! It was you right? And I wasn't dreaming?' she asked just to make sure that she heard him right.-


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Featured Author: @vincric

A cookie for your troubles



“Oh! And have these, for your troubles.” The old man gave them, again two fortune cookies.
Elias could only stare at him as he accepted the cookies. With that, the old man left and went home, leaving the two friends in another awkward silence. Danica fidgeted, unsure what to say.
Elias thought “Let fate decide, whatever,” then broke one cookie to his friend’s shock.-


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Featured Author: @jemima1996

The sound I hear with my hands



When Timothy was 12 years old something very strange happened to him, when he raised his hands and closed his eyes he could hear the breeze gently rolling through the city. For him that moment was unique, he had never been able to hear anything and this was the first time that this sensation invaded his body, excited he ran home and asked his mother to please speak out loud, Margot a little confused, began to speak without asking Timothy anything, meanwhile he raised his hands near his mother's face and closed his eyes.-


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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, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87

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Congratulations to the highlighted authors. Good writing might be contagious because the writing in this community gets better all the time.

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I feel honored to be mentioned, congratulations and kudos to the other authors.

Thank you much, @theinkwell for choosing my work. I never thought I'd have this chance, I just looked-up to great authors before and I never thought I'd be here😸😸 thank you so much, again👍👍👍

Thank you for always appreciating my stories @theinkwell community. 😊

Congratulations to the wonderful creators of the selected stories.