Inge Moore

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Inge has been writing since she was in grade school. Her short stories have been published in numerous literary and other magazines and have been broadcast on radio. She received First Prize in the 1986 Annual Writers' Digest Short Fiction Competition, out of thousands of entrants.

Inge received her undergraduate and graduate training in creative writing at the University of Alberta, working with such writers as Governor General's Award Winner, Rudy Wiebe.

On a more personal note, Inge has lived in Austria, England, and in several areas of Canada including the Northwest Territories. Currently she resides in Fort Erie, Ontario. She enjoys nature, horses, art, reading, and, of course, writing.

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Books

Ricky's Secret Power
By Inge Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
Candice and Sally are childhood friends. The young girls are playing house when Sally's brother tells them about something amazing. Ricky Fergus has a secret super power. Read about what happens when the girls are lured to the super heroes' club to witness the secret power for themselves. Warning - mature situations and disturbing content.
The Old Hag And The Spider
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Callie explains her spider phobia to her husband, Josh. His reaction disappoints and hurts her. As a result, she is pushed to explore the root of her fear. Warning - mature situations and disturbing content. For more stories by Inge Moore, check out REFLECTIONS AND ACCIDENTS, A Collection of Short Stories, and AS CRAZY AS YOU, A Collection of Short Stories.
Intervention
By Inge Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
Celeste's son, an addict, overdoses. While Celeste tries to put her life back together after this devastating loss, her ex-husband re-appears, blaming her for the death of their son. Intervention is the last in a series of stories about Celeste. Others are: Something of Substance, The Sheets, An Honest Woman, and Cowboys. These five stories are available as a collection titled, AS CRAZY AS YOU.
The Way God Made You
By Inge Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
In this short story, the middle-aged narrator is shocked when her daughter asks for a drive to Ottawa. Her daughter says she needs surgery -- surgery in the form of breast implants. The narrator tries to convince the daughter not to take this dangerous and drastic step, with amusing results and a surprise ending.
Trees In The Wind
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
TREES IN THE WIND is a flash fiction story (under 1000 words) in which a woman remembers a childhood friend and the events that led up to the end of their friendship. It is the first story in REFLECTIONS AND ACCIDENTS,a collection of short stories.
As Crazy As You, A Collection of Short Stories
By Inge Moore
You set the price! Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
These five interconnected stories follow the life of the main character, Celeste, from a coming-of-age moment, through an abusive marriage, several affairs, finding her inner strength, losing it again, and finally, to the one loss she can't endure. Moore is a talented, award-winning author whose short fiction has been published in many outstanding magazines.
Reflections and Accidents, A Collection of Short Stories
By Inge Moore
You set the price! Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
REFLECTIONS AND ACCIDENTS is a collection of ten short stories by award-winning author, Inge Moore. Story themes include self-discovery, family dysfunction, humor, and dark romance. Several of the stories were previously published in prestigious literary journals. One of the stories, The Stoat, placed first in the Fiction Division of a Writer's Digest Annual Competition.
The Crow and The Dwarf
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lucky runs away from her abusive foster home to start a new life on the race track, finding solace in the horses she cares for. The race track becomes her new home and Robbie, a dwarf who grooms horses there, her new friend. Other short stories about Lucky available as e-books are "Lucky" and "Fort Erie." "RACING ON A WIRE," a novel based on Lucky's life, is now available.
Niagara Falls
By Inge Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
"Zelda was her name, a shriveled apple of a woman with sunken cheeks and eyes and the hooked nose of a pirate." In the short story, Niagara Falls, a young girl helps an elderly neighbor prepare for a Christmas Eve visit from her estranged son. Niagara Falls was originally published in SansCrit, A Literary Magazine.
Something of Substance
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
In this coming-of-age story, eleven-year-old Celeste is at the quarry with her father when he tells her something that frightens her. More revelations follow from her mother and her best friend, Kathy. Celeste will remember this summer always. For more stories about Celeste's life, see, AS CRAZY AS YOU, A Collection of Short Stories.
An Honest Woman
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Celeste, a neglected wife, meets a younger man and finds herself very attracted to him. Their relationship brings to them new understanding of each other, of themselves, and of life. An Honest Woman was first published in the literary magazine, Hysteria. For more stories about Celeste's life, see, AS CRAZY AS YOU, A Collection of Short Stories.
Fort Erie
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction
Lucky runs away from her foster home in Edmonton to arrive at Fort Erie Race Track where she finds a job walking race horses. Struggling with half-suppressed memories of abuse, she strives to start a new life on the race track. Other short stories about Lucky available as e-books are "Lucky" and "The Crow and The Dwarf." "RACING ON A WIRE," a novel based on Lucky's life, is now available.
The Stoat
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Set in England, The Stoat is the story of a young man who joins a karate class for his own reasons. He develops a respect and love for his karate instructor. In the end, he must choose between friendship and revenge. The Stoat placed first in the Fiction Division of an annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition and was published in Story Magazine.
Cowboys
By Inge Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
Celeste spends a romantic evening with a new man. Unfortunately, she finds the encounter less than satisfying. Afterward, when she has returned to her acreage, she breaks in her young stallion. Just when she feels everything is right with her life, her past returns to haunt her.
Happy for A While
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
"It started way back when I was a little girl, see. I had dreams -- beautiful dreams so close to my heart I didn't tell nobody about them." Struggling with a new marriage, having babies, a break-up, becoming a single parent, and being stuck in a low-paying job, our heroine yearns to escape her situation and fulfill the dreams she once held. Sometimes though, dreams don't come true.
Contessions - Ten Fragments
By Inge Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
The highlights of a woman's life are presented in ten flash fiction pieces you won't soon forget. Each piece is titled after the major emotion (or sometimes vice) portrayed -- Greed, Hate, Love, Happiness, Shame, Impotence, Pride, Longing, Fear, and Compulsion. LOVE, PRIDE and FEAR were first published in THE MALAHAT REVIEW; and HAPPINESS originally appeared in THE ANTIGONISH REVIEW.
The Sheets
By Inge Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
The Sheets is the story of a young woman's response to spousal abuse. Celeste sees sheets floating, suspended from her bedroom ceiling. "Some were cotton, some flannelette: striped, floral, plain white or pastel. They waved as if there were breezes in the room, fluttered like tiny fingers blown up huge and stripped of their bone, the way you pull tail skins from the vertebrae of rodents.
Einstein
By Inge Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A lonely young woman longs for more in her life. Desperately seeking intimacy and love, she fears that she may find something much more sinister. In Einstein, Moore brings us a fresh character, a young woman looking to discover true intimacy and love but terrified by what she may uncover.
Lucky
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
Lucky is suffering abuse in her foster home. After she acts out in school, she is sent to see a psychologist who reaches her in a way she hadn't anticipated. Originally published in NEWEST REVIEW. Other stories about Lucky available as e-books are "Fort Erie" and "The Crow and The Dwarf." If you enjoyed this short story, check out "RACING ON A WIRE" a novel based on Lucky's life.
Only One Cat In the House
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Elly was only fifteen when she met the love of her life, Ted. They married young. She has been his devoted wife ever since even though he treats her with cruelty and disdain. But things are changing and it's not long before Ted does something he'll regret. Elly reacts in the only way she can! Only One Cat In The House was originally published in Quarry Magazine.

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Smashwords book reviews by Inge Moore

  • Kissing cousins on Feb. 03, 2012
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    This is a fun & quirky story with a satisfying ending. Very nice read!
  • Stroking Jack Skull on March 05, 2012
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    If you like creepy and scary, look no further. WOW!
  • Samantha and the Bear on June 15, 2012
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    I enjoyed reading this novel. The book was entertaining and well-written. It is much more than just a romance. I enjoyed the intrigue and the weaving together of the two women's stories (Samantha and Teal-Eye). Well worth the read!
  • Please DO Feed the Animals ZOO on Aug. 16, 2012
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    I enjoyed this chilling tale of a man and his teen-aged son on a trip to an "unusual" zoo. A nicely crafted story. Well worth the read!
  • The Man Who Loved His Wife on Oct. 19, 2012
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    Loved this story! It was set in the past and had a formal feel to it. Interesting characters. Well-written. Emotionally convincing.
  • The Ball on Nov. 11, 2012
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    I enjoyed this short story. It was well written and emotionally touching.
  • Chastised on Jan. 07, 2013
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    This was an enjoyable short story. Interesting characters, good descriptions, and an entertaining read. I'd like to read more from this author.
  • Hannah Strong on Sep. 03, 2013
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    This short story maintained my interest all the way through. The main character is sympathtic and interesting. My only complaint is that it ended to soon -- I want to know more. Could this be expanded into a novel?