I am doing this as both my re recs and my subscribe Saturday record. Looking through the list of those I subscribe to and selecting one is impossibly hard, but today I'm going to suggest that if you haven't already done so you subscribe to tootwofoursquare. http://www.hitrecord.org/users/tootwofoursquare She writes beautifully and with so much emotion. Some of my favorites,
She also makes some amazing recommendations.
Now on to Re Recs...
So ever since thatwasnotveryravenofyou started the short Story Collaboration http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/9424 I have been making my way through the stories. Finally I have finished reading everything that is currently in there. I found so many amazing stories in different styles and suiting so many different tastes. The below are a sample of my favorite from among the collection. I will be hopefully watching for any new contributions to the collaboration, as I can't wait to have some more stories to go through.
Stereotype fairy-tale by Mottelz - http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1217545 this is quick and fun little story.
Piece of the Pie by Capt Clair. http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1284634 Funny, and such a unique voice. Very fresh and fluid.
The lonely Dead by Emma Conner http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1296820 classic ghost story gripping till the end. She does such a great job with suspenseful writing. Check out this one too http://www.hitrecord.org/records/835267
The Dark Adjusting by Symbiote http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1577340 such an original and creepy story. Held my attention right to the end.
The Ocean in her eyes by TheSerpentTheCharmer http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1613323 Amazing imaginative story about love and loss.
Tunnel Vision by Shelby31 http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1658642 this is a quick but powerful story.
Solitary by Smarmy http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1272336 imaginative story about a dystopian future. A Horrific and yet comedic interpretation of crime and punishment in a future revolving around the social media that consumes so much of our focus in life.
Reality 2.0 by ThatGirlFromMars http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1545484 reality altering brain modification. For sci fi lovers like me this is so fun. Also loved this one of hers. http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1577751
Animals by Christopher Harn http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1290829 I love the scene set in this story. I can feel myself to be there with the cruel hunter watching the death of the lion. For me this also shows the versatility of his writing. So many stories he has created, no two alike.
Popcorn and Cashmere by SamVasquez0 http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1450569 a story about attraction and lust. Playful and descriptive. You can just picture the woman's buttery fingers and her perfect red mouth. This is one of her older pieces of writing, but she has lots of amazing stuff.
You will grow Breast by Katerly http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1568041 such an amazing story about the harsh realities of childhood, and the realization that being a girl will sometimes limit you in life. A totally shit moment that lots of girls sadly experience.
Useless things by Mushr. http://www.hitrecord.org/records/852757 This one is a post-apocalypse story. Humans are harvested for their memories. Mushr has a bunch of really imaginative stories. Also check out http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1158818
Sight for sore eyes by Luis C. Lewis http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1437554 a story about memory and regret. Beautifully and thoughtfully told.
The Dry Storm by Musings 5225 http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1507801 The queen searches for courage on the way to her beheading, Wonderful story.
Ordinary by Brandi Jeaux http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1453775 Horrific tale told from the POV of a young boy. She writes creepy really well. I recommend you check out more of hers.
The life of Moab Fridleifsdottir: A Smasaga by bellarts http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1161705 Such imaginative and descriptive character development in this story.
Tug by AndreiDoubleJ http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1337196 amazing twist on the big bad wolf. This story starts out sweet and soft and sexy and ends up somewhere totally different. Also really loved this one of his. http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1325944
Green A Future Fairy Tale by Metaphorest http://www.hitrecord.org/records/18095 She has such a playful way with language. She doesn't just tell stories, she sings them. This is another example of her gift with words.
RE RECS AUGUST 31st
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1273527 - Girl with a gaze DreamerIntheSky
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1273522 - EYE DreamerIntheSky
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1620718 - Serious minidynz
Seriously? Incredible paintings. I love her work.
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1637523 - mother nature neunstern
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1630863 - mouse can be scary... neunstern
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1630284 - lighting neunstern
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