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Incantation by Terry Oparka (Read 1817 times)
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Incantation by Terry Oparka
Mar 01st, 2012, 1:03pm
 
Incantation + Terry Oparka = WONDERFUL!
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Re: Incantation by Terry Oparka
Reply #1 - Mar 4th, 2012, 11:56am
 
Nobody else is reading this wonderful story? Sheesh! Their loss, for sure. Terry, hop on over to http://WhortleberryPress.com. We do several anthos a year. Take a look at our Writers' Guidelines -- see if there is any of our anthos you'd like to try for. (I'm the editor there -- I like your writing. In fact, "Incantation" just might fit our Halloween antho.)

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Reply #2 - Mar 4th, 2012, 5:59pm
 
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Nobody else is reading this wonderful story? Sheesh! Their loss, for sure.


Others are reading it just not commenting on it. It is halloweenish for sure!  :)


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Re: Incantation by Terry Oparka
Reply #3 - Mar 4th, 2012, 7:07pm
 
Webbie, thanks for the info that this delightful story is at least getting read. I wonder why the trend today seems to be just read and...wander away. Surely the writer deserves at least a verbal "Bravo, well done!" or something along those lines. Or, if people have a problem with the story, they could state it, and see if anyone agrees with them. Ah well. Times change, I guess -- and not always for the better. (I am thinking back to the dear old days when many posters expressed themselves here on AR.) Anyway, I still think it was an outstanding story.
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Re: Incantation by Terry Oparka
Reply #4 - Mar 5th, 2012, 2:26am
 
I think it was a brilliant story. I find it interesting that powerful words were used to tell a story about powerful words. Keep up the good work, Terry.
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Re: Incantation by Terry Oparka
Reply #5 - Mar 7th, 2012, 9:37pm
 
I'm delighted to announce that this wonderful story will be part of Whortleberry Press's Halloween 2012 anthology -- luck us and our lucky readers! Thanks, Anotherealm, for introducing us to Terry Oparka.

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Reply #6 - Mar 8th, 2012, 12:29am
 
Now this is more like it! I knew this story was good. That's why I selected it for anotherealm. I guess I'm not surprised that others like it as much as I did. Thanks to all who commented so far and congratulations to Terry. And Jean: any time, kiddo. Whortleberry is more than welcome, here. Thank you for your continued feedback and support.
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Reply #7 - Mar 8th, 2012, 6:54am
 
Congratz, Terry, on the Whortleberry! And a big thanks to Gary and Jean for making that happen. I'm certainly checking out Whortleberry Press and will be making a submission for Strange Mysteries 5. Grin
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Reply #8 - Mar 8th, 2012, 2:16pm
 
Welcome, gschaade! We do a number of other anthos as well -- check our 'Writers' Guidelines" on our opening screen.(Http://WhortleberryPress.com)

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Re: Incantation by Terry Oparka
Reply #9 - Mar 10th, 2012, 9:45am
 
Webbie wrote on Mar 4th, 2012, 5:59pm:
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Nobody else is reading this wonderful story? Sheesh! Their loss, for sure.


Others are reading it just not commenting on it. It is halloweenish for sure!  :)



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Re: Incantation by Terry Oparka
Reply #10 - Mar 10th, 2012, 9:57am
 
Incantation.

The story's strength commences with the Bird Poem, giving a credibility to a magical letter.  It sounds authentic and from that
point onwards, we believe.

Then of course underneath the civilized human veneer lurks the
animal kingdom.  Maybe we could run wild in the jungle, live of
the land, no hotdogs.  You know we could really. And maybe
change back.

Balero

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Re: Incantation by Terry Oparka
Reply #11 - Mar 23rd, 2012, 4:24pm
 
I wonder how authentic the bird poem really is?
Anyone up for a test flight?
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Reply #12 - May 10th, 2012, 5:42pm
 
Ok, I've been away a while - it's called "working in the real world"  ;D

I decided it was time to catch up on what had been happening in here, and am so impressed with Incantation. What a great way to get rid of a bully, but also there's the realism of why the boy is a bully.

Well done Terry.
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