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That was unmistakeably Cate! Cool, quirky and a title to die for. Well, for other people to die for, and only those what deserve it (guv).

PS, Cate, I'm not stalking you, honest! :)


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That was great fun, with some delicious twists. The name Mr Grim made me think of Angus Scrimm from the "Phantasm" films, so I may have had a different visual to the rest of you guys, and I love the idea of getting a letter of notification. In fact, I reckon it would be quite cool to know when you were going to die, though I'd want a bit more notice than this.

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Have I mentioned that this is the best advent calendar I ever had?


Non-fattening too.

And Michael, welcome to Interaction.

Right off to read some more.

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Nice Golden Age feel to "First Contact", the sort of thing you might have seen from the likes of Asimov or Fredric Brown back in the pulp heyday. Understated build-up and a tongue in cheek resolution. Good one Jamie.

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Shaun's "Some Kind of Superhero" was a bit serious. It speaks volumes that a child takes action, while all the politicians do nothing, but at the end you still have to wonder if Rasheem actually realises what is going on, if it isn't just a game to him (and, as a subtext, perhaps a lot of 'armchair generals' have the same, childlike response to situations in the 'real world'). Good story.

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Good stuff from gil. "Standing Still" has an excellent build-up, with a real sense of what it's like to be a statue, the kind of life you might have, and I thought I knew where it was going, but then something completely different and much creepier. Strong sense of madness at the end.

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Thanks for reading, Guys.

Someone should have warned me about the spiders in The Strangled Garden. Shudder. Classic and creepy.

I thought the imagery in Some Kind of Superhero (love that title) was excellent. Loved the second line. Loved most of the lines actually.

The end of First Contact made me laugh out loud in a good way. Excellent resolution.

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Just read "The Strangled Garden" - an old school horror feel to it, the sort of tale told in gentleman's clubs pre-lap dancing. Stephen captures the controlled voice well, with all the elements deftly slotted in - old house, missing child, forbidden place - and then the final, this will drive you mad, moment of revelation. Liked it.

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Finally catchin up Pete? :)

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And working backwards to confuse you all :lol:

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categardner wrote:
Thanks for reading, Guys.

Someone should have warned me about the spiders in The Strangled Garden. Shudder. Classic and creepy.

I thought the imagery in Some Kind of Superhero (love that title) was excellent. Loved the second line. Loved most of the lines actually.

The end of First Contact made me laugh out loud in a good way. Excellent resolution.


And there was me hoping I'd be a hard act to follow.....loving your work Cate, and will NOT be opening any post today....

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Pete wrote:
Nice Golden Age feel to "First Contact", the sort of thing you might have seen from the likes of Asimov or Fredric Brown back in the pulp heyday. Understated build-up and a tongue in cheek resolution. Good one Jamie.



Thanks Pete.

So many goodies here...love the victorian fireside feel to "Strangled Garden'....and the insanity of "Standing Still'.

I find myself constantly returning to 'Likewise' too. It gets better every time I read it.

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Really enjoyed Mr Grim, and it's a great title. :D

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I liked the Gift.
Simple and short but had a lot in it.
Just what the doctor ordered!

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Ha ha, Hungry Christmas is great... :D

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Every xmas needs a zombie or 2. Great addition to the calendar :lol:


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