Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Twisted Endings


My short pieces always have a twist at the end.

So when the new online magazine Twisted Endings requested submissions, I knew it was a perfect place for me to submit a piece.

Please read my flash fiction story "Brolly Folly" on page 5 of the March 2013 issue. 


I hope you enjoy it! 


And if you'd like to submit something, here's the link. 



Do you like surprise endings? 

62 comments:

  1. Congrats, Theresa! That's awesome news.

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  2. I remember this story!! Awww wonderful! Huge congratulations Theresa! And I am LOVING your new look avatar! Yay! Take care
    x

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    1. Old Kitty, a few of you might remember it. The editor had didn't mind that the story had been previously posted on my blog. Thanks!

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  3. I love surprise endings. When I found O. Henry's stories in 6th grade, I thought I was in heaven. I am headed over to read yours right now. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Shelly, thanks for heading over to read it!

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  4. Nicely done, Theresa! Dang...wish I had an umbrella like that. LOL

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    1. SA Laresen, I wish I had an umbrella like that too.

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  5. Hi, Theresa, thanks for stopping by my new blog and commenting. Impressionism seems to be a favorite topic!

    On another note, I tried to read your story, but the print is too small. Is there a way to enlarge it? It really looks interesting.

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  6. Never mind my earlier comment about your story. I returned to the site and was able to make the print larger. I'm still getting used to how to use the keypad on my mac.

    Humorous story, and I did like that ending!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. I think the magazine's magnification is tricky. It was a problem for me too!

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  7. I love a surprise ending but am totally useless at thinking them up!

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  8. Linda, my writing brain doesn't work in certain instances either. If I plan to write a long manuscript, but there's no magic in it, I get stuck.

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  9. Sometimes I like surprise endings. It depends on how well it's done. I was raised by a woman who grew up on The Twilight Zone. Sometimes I see twists coming where they aren't.

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    1. Liz, sometimes I see 'em coming too. I also grew up with someone who loved The Twilight Zone, so maybe there's something to that theory.

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  10. I like your story, especially because at first it seemed like the so-called fortune teller was the one playing a trick on the man in the bar. And I liked the way you described things, too; I could definitely picture the scene in the bar.

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    1. Neurotic Workaholic, thank you. I tried to create atmosphere and surprise you. I'm glad I succeeded!

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  11. Very interesting. A thief and a con woman with a magical umbrella. Hmm.

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    1. Michael, it had been a Magpie picture prompt I had done a long time ago.

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  12. Sounds like fun! You've had such good success with shorts! :)

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    1. Jemi, thanks. Now to get this big things published...

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  13. Congrats on the publication! Ooh yes, I love twists. Hard to pull off though. You don't want it too arbitrary and random where it would be completely impossible for anyone to see it coming, but still surprising.

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  14. Ooh, Excellent, Theresa! I really enjoyed that! Very twisty :)

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    1. Susanna, thank you. Let me know the next time you have a contest on your blog and I'll participate (if I can think of something). I always enjoy reading pieces on your blog.

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  15. Hi, Cool, really cool !

    Blog hopping,stumbled upon your wonderful blog !
    Take a little of your precious time and visit mine too please; your valuable comments appreciated !
    Happy blogging !

    Rajiv
    www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com
    www.magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com

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    1. Optimistic Existentialist, I agree. If done well...

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  17. oh that is great, I did not expect that, I love the final image of the man floating away!

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    1. Words A Day, thank you. I wrote this way back when from a Magpie prompt.

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  18. Hi Theresa .. that was fun - oh oh why did the poor brolly lose her mistress ... that's not what red accoutrements should do, and the red handbag .. bet it was red too ... just hope the haggard man made the best of his twisted life ever after!

    The reading was a bit twitchy to start with - but I think I got the hang of it ... at least I could read it! Very well done .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary, I know, that magnification was tricky. Thanks for sticking with it! Cheers to you.

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  19. I'll check it out.

    I adore surprise endings.

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  20. Hi Theresa, many thanks for your comment on my blog post about Burj Al Arab.

    I have posted some new pics of Burj Al Arab.
    Kindly visit again and write your comments.

    Thanks a lot, best of luck !

    Rajiv
    www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com
    www.magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com

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  21. I love surprise endings, but not if they come out of nowhere. Congrats on getting your short story published. :-)

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  22. I remember this from a while back. It was from a prompt, right? I enjoyed it this time around too, love the twist. Congrats! :)

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    1. Shelley, yes, it was recycled. The editor didn't mind. Thanks!

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  23. Very nice!! Great job, Theresa. Nice phrasings throughout, like the "stench of stale beer and desperation." :)

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  24. I love surprise endings. I'll read your story! Look forward to it.

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  25. Back! Loved the ending. Good job, Theresa.

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    1. Thanks, C. Lee! I appreciate receiving feedback from you.

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  26. Not only do I love the piece; you also gave me an idea about how to make some extra money. Congrats on having it published!

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    1. Missed Periods, you could totally pull off this second "job." Thanks!

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  27. Congrats Theresa! I love how youre getting your work out there. I'll check it out!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  28. Oh yes. I love finding out something I didn't expect! That's really fun, especially when I've been given hints all along and didn't pick up on them.

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    1. C Lee, I like when I've missed the hints too!

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