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970 words. Two teens chose to save a library instead of escape into bunkers when their city was attacked. Now they try to stay together and find the device necessary to read the files they saved. More
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About Stephanie Flint

Stephanie Flint (formerly Stephanie Bibb) graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in photography and a minor in creative writing. She merged the two interests into book cover design and photographic illustration, but she particularly enjoys writing speculative fiction. She lives with her husband, Isaac. Together they plot stories in the form of table-top role-play games, and enjoy the occasional cosplay.

Online, Stephanie often goes by the nickname of SBibb.

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About the Series: 1000 Words: A Collection of Short Stories
"1000 Words" is a collection of ten short stories, each approximately one thousand words in length. They range from science fiction and fantasy, to adventure and horror. Each short story is accompanied by its own book cover. Each of the stories are available for free elsewhere, but here they have been collected into one volume. This was a capstone project meant to merge photographic illustration with creative writing.

"Ashes" is the prequel to "Socks."

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Reviews of Socks by Stephanie Flint

Chris The Story Reading Ape reviewed on March 6, 2013

Books are knowledge and it is written, a child shall lead them.
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effy shephard reviewed on Sep. 6, 2012

Lacking key elements but it was cute I give it that
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Marcia Carrington reviewed on June 12, 2012

This is an intriguing short story which deftly creates its narrative world with sound descriptions, these defining a picture of the sounds and sights very well. The only drawback is that it is too short - it would definitely benefit from lengthening, to thereby explore the elements it briefly alludes to in more detail.
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Em Brister reviewed on April 23, 2012

An intriguing and nicely written story with natural dialogue. Ray Daley is correct in suggesting that this would make a very good novel — although it does at times sound a bit like "The Uglies." Well proof read too which make a change for around here. Great work.
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Amy Laine reviewed on April 22, 2012


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Ray Daley reviewed on April 22, 2012

Instead of sticking to a thousand word limit, you should develop this into something longer.

It'd be cool to see the world before, perhaps as a prologue so you can meet some the characters who go underground. Maybe learn about the bombing & the reasons behind it. develop out the quest for the library, the discovery then the search for the equipment to read it. possibly even have a few inserts from the ppl in the bunker.

I reckon you have more than enough to work into a novella here. Go for it!
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