Where the Grass is Greenest

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Tom Bowler's story is #22 in Clive's ShadowGrimm series of modern folk and fairy tales.

Where the Grass is Greenest is a gentle meditation on one man's life-long quest to find the "right one". More
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 2,720
Language: English
ISBN: 9781908584533
About Clive Gilson

Check out video's of many of my stories for free at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/CliveGilson?feature=watch

First things first - why are all of my stories free to download as eBooks?

I've thought long and hard about this... and the conclusion I've come to is that it's all about presence.

Despite some years of success in competition and with magazines and online publishers, I've still got a pile of rejections from the mainstream industry. My stories and books have good reviews and have received positive editorial for years now, all of which leads me to think that our industry is a little skewed at the moment.

So, rather than flog a dead horse I've decided to go online, to resurrect good old Dickensian serialization, and to make my stories absolutely free across as many platforms and sites as I can. By concentrating on creating presence and by building a download audience, I'll find a way to make a living out of all this imagination and graft.

You can, of course, still buy print versions of my books... just check out the links on the relevant book pages (http://www.cpibookdelivery.com).

As for me... I've been writing since age 11 and had various shorts and pieces of poetry published over the years. I started writing longer fiction a few years ago and have even set up my own small publishing company in collaboration with other writers at The Write Factor in the hope of encouraging others to be confident about self-publishing and all of the "stuff" that goes with that route to getting your work out there.

Company data at www.dancingpigmedia.com

I have some experience in the industry generally, having worked as a journalist and contributor to various magazines and newspapers, although I'm concentrating on fiction right now.

I'm looking forward to getting new work up for you all in the coming months and hopefully we'll get chance to share work, comments, feedback and all that good stuff...

Cheers for now,

Clive

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Reviews

Review by: C.J. Schmidt on Sep. 11, 2012 :
Terrific cautionary tale for those who judge a little too harshly, while waiting, always waiting for the "one" who will surely be well off, have taut glowing skin and will be crazy about you, no matter how far you've let yourself slide. I loved this short story! Thank you so much for the free read!
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