Impromptu Séance

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Impromptu Séance is the third short story in the “Odd Socks” series. A slightly bored group of girls have grown tired of telling “normal” campfire ghost stories and decided to pull back the veil, to call a ghost of their very own. More
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  • Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
  • Words: 2,770
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781476088907
Tags: horror death
About Stacy Stutz

Hi there! I never can seem to write a formal personal bio that is to my liking; it simply isn’t in my nature to be staid and proper and furthermore, referring to myself as “she” drives me a bit nuts. I’ve read that you should put your name in your bio as often as possible to drive traffic your way, I’m not interested in a virtual freeway, I much prefer the slower pace of winding roads with glorious vista’s unfolding over the rise. At heart, I am a poet; I would have my readers be those that also enjoy the journey, that take joy in life’s small moments of discovery. I am content that those who find me are those who pulled off life’s busy freeway even for a moment or two.

I’m a mom, a wife, an avid reader, a writer and a poet – longest being the poet or perhaps the avid reader. My first contribution here at Smashwords is more of a biography that I could every write here. Lyrical Ramblings is the compilation of decades of poetic musings – they are as mercurial as a woman’s moods; they are the reflection of who I was, who I am and who I strive to be.

Thank you to those of you who have downloaded my work and even more to those of you who have taken the time to leave a review! Currently, I’m working on a compilation of quirky short stories and if life would stop interupting, I will have them all published - eventually.

Also, you should check out Mike Stutz's writings. No doubt I am biased, but he is a fantastic writer.


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Review by: Selena Faith on Oct. 26, 2012 :
Loved it!
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Review by: David Blake on Sep. 20, 2012 :
I find stories told in the first person in the present tense to feel a little awkward. It's like a person is speaking out loud, describing events as they happen, which people don't do without good reason. I mean, who are they speaking to, and why?

That, however, is the approach this tale takes, although it
carelessly slips into the past tense at times (and likewise, a passage that's meant to be in the past tense lapses into moments of present tense usage). And there are misuses of apostrophes and some incorrect words ('drug' is NOT the past tense of "drag"!!!)

The text is very descriptive but it's nearly all 'telling' and very little 'showing' which limits its effectiveness.
At least the story is original and keeps you guessing as to the ending - I can't help feeling it would have worked better if written in the third person, and if the 'flashback' sequence to the seance had been written with more dialogue between the girls to inject them with some character and obviate the need to describe all the action.
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