Spider in my Soup

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The very short story of a spider named Gordon who takes a swim in my soup.
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Words: 460
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466033382
About Anne Spackman

At the current time, I am a gymnastics coach and a writer of many types of fiction. I have a BA in English language and literature from The University of Chicago. I am half-American and half-Scottish. I spent many summers as a girl in Scotland, and moved to England at 16 where I finished high school at Bedford High School.

My first novel, The Last Immortal, I wrote more than twenty years ago. It is the first of six novels in the "Seeds of a Fallen Empire" series that was finished in 2000 and finally published for kindle in 2010-2014 after many years of trying the traditional publishing route. I have also written one fantasy novel, Curse of the Dragon Kings, which was written in 1997 and self-published in 2010.

My other interests are gymnastics, ballet, and hiking. I trained in gymnastics for 9 years intensively and am still bouncing around on trampolines from time to time. I teach gymnastics and love the sport very much. I also love ballet and have trained off and on in ballet. My childhoods in Scotland in the summers instilled a deep love of nature and history in my spirit as well. As a writer, I started out writing mostly science fiction and also fantasy as I so much loved J.R.R. Tolkien as a girl. I also really enjoy historical fiction set in the days of ancient Rome, (and Egypt.) I am now writing more romantic and historical short stories.

As a reader, I enjoy reading English literature, literary fiction, historical fiction, Russian literature, fantasy on occasion, selective science fiction, and good writing in any genre. I also like to read books on political science, international relations, foreign policy, geography, astronomy, and ancient history (Egypt, Sumeria, Rome, Greece).

Another interest I have is in foreign languages and cultures. I have traveled to many countries in Europe, and learned French, German, Russian, and Japanese at University. My German speaking ability has waned, but I still enjoy watching foreign films and trying to read French and Russian.

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Review by: Desiree Henshaw on May 04, 2012 :
This was so cute! A perfect little short (very short!) story. Although I could probably think of a few follow-up adventures for Gordon, as he continues his search for a new home, I would definitely enjoy hearing more of Gordon's story from the original author (hint hint!). I agree, as well, that pictures would be wonderful with this story. I could even see this as a story illustrated entirely with fan art. Let's see who can draw a spider!
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Review by: Cheryl Christensen on March 13, 2012 :
Spider in my Soup is a children’s story that would be wonderful with illustrations. It is very short, less than 500 words, but tells the story of Gordon, the kitchen spider. I read the story and immediately thought that the adventures of Gordon the spider could be expanded into a great children’s book of a longer length and filled with delightful pictures. Don’t get me wrong! I enjoyed his short escapade into the bowl of soup.

This is a good story to help young children find the author within themselves. This length of story is “do-able” for children in the lowest grades of school. I can recommend this story to readers who like spiders and have often watched the spider in the corner of the room. Children, take up the challenge and write Gordon’s next adventure where this story leaves him!

You can’t lose with a free e-book, so take a chance and read this one.
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