Party of the First Part

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A writer's hands are insured by his publisher, and the insurance agent assigned to him won't let him do anything with his hands that might jeopardize his career.

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Published: Aug. 11, 2011
Words: 1,900
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465995957
About Fred L. Taulbee Jr.

10 May 2012

English teacher, writer, filmmaker.

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I published two short stories in 1994, including "Six Bullets to Kill" in Innisfree and "The Last Tree" in Child Life Magazine. I also won a few campus competitions and published some stories in campus magazines. I have a short story upcoming in Bete Noire.

I have an MA in Literature and MFAs in Creative Writing and Film Production. I worked in the film industry for about two years, and it culminated in directing Gothic Vampires From Hell. Forgive me for it. I directed it in the style of the producer. It is available on Netflix.

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Review by: W. Addison Gast on Aug. 18, 2011 : star star star star star
Definately five star material simply because of the hook and the ending. Cindy has a personality that the reader can just imagine doing all these things. Fred has a winner here that is obviously (TIC).
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Review by: Aaron Majewski on Aug. 16, 2011 : star star star star
It is five pages and I did not like the first four, which might be a bad sign except that I read it all the way to the end. More on that in a second.
The writing is technically sound in punctuation and grammar, and the author has a smooth flow to his individual style. I am of course, giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming it is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, as it is an absurdist fantasy about an insurance company willing to do everything, and I mean everything, to keep a writer's hands safe.
It started abruptly and I thought I was not going to like it but being only five pages I read it all the way though. The ending was a surprise and it turned a two star work into four. Not the best thing I have ever read, but the ending was good, and nicely done.
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Review by: DL Stone on Aug. 13, 2011 : star star star star
Very funny. I wished the story was a little longer, but it was very entertaining.
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Review by: Allyson Wilson on Aug. 12, 2011 : star star star star star
A middle aged writer finds himself in a bit of a predicament when Cindy Wier shows up on his doorstep, sent from an insurance company that has insured his HANDS. From it's darkly humorous start to the sexy, sweet finish this story had me literally laughing out loud as this man is thwarted at every attempt he makes to use his hands by Cindy, his overly cautious hand protector. Short, sharp, an smart; Party of the First Part is definitely worth a read. 
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