The Ink Well Highlights Magazine #14 - And Announcement! (June 28, 2021)


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This weekly magazine highlights a small selection of short stories posted to The Ink Well community that stood out and were awarded a Curie vote.

Important Note

We are showcasing authors who have contributed well-written and edited stories, have read and commented on the work of other authors and comply with all of the community rules posted on our home page. These activities help our community thrive!


Starting with this issue of The Ink Well weekly highlights magazine, we are going to be looking for great comments from The Ink Well community members to feature along with the featured stories.

Up until now, we've been posting comments only from the moderator team. But it's high time we featured some of the awesome comments from the community! More and more community members have been sharing great feedback on other writers' stories, so we will be showcasing some of them!

The following are some of our top curated stories from June 20 - June 27, 2021.

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Featured Author: @wrestlingdesires
The Coin


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I ducked behind a bush. A jogger went by at a good speed, before I could even think about stopping him. Mrs. Harris tossed the coin on to the sidewalk directly in front of the jogger. The trees, jogger, and everything else began to swirl. There was a bright light. The jogger disappeared, and Mrs. Harris clapped her hands in glee. -@wrestlingdesires

What a captivating, sci-fi story! I love it. Mr & Mrs Harris are a weird couple though. 😄 New age store? Odd coin and whisperings? I have some questions like why was Mr. Harris reluctant to do the whispering thing?

I think the couple are both from another world and sometimes come into this world to pick unsuspecting people from normal streets like Main street and take them to their world. -@kemmyb

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Featured Author: @stormcharmer
Cocoa on Main


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Writing is a delicate dance between the mind and the fingers - each one knowing its rhythm and sway. Mind leads, fingers follow. But with the bum wrist now, it is not at all like losing a sense where the other senses overcompensate for the loss. Rather, I've had to revert to hunt-and-pecking again. It's not just the posting that I miss, but the commenting, the relationship-building, the whole kit and caboodle. My kit has kicked the bucket and my caboodle has lost its noodle. -@stormcharmer

This story is so fun but I almost feel guilty for delighting in it (please heal up soon!) I loved the to-do list format. I also love, love this line: "Seven thousand, eight hundred and forty days. I could have typed that number using digits. But I'm feeling defiant." This piece is rich in personality & voice. -@gemmy

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Featured Author: @daveyjones
The Perfect Stranger


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All Daisy could remember after partying through Friday night with her girlfriends was getting drunk and taking an uber home. She could barely make out what time it was as she struggled to open her eyes. The fragrance of the room smelt heavenly from that of her apartment and the window blinds were different. -@daveyjones

Every now and then we need a story where nothing bad happens :) A nice twist to this story. Good writing, @daveyjones7 -@agmoore

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Featured Author: @deeanndmathews
The Last Red Line on Main Street


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Next step: Mr. Stepforth's contacts found some pre-Cornerstone mortgages to compare with the newer ones – the older mortgages had similar language, but it had been struck through, which meant it was no longer operational … just there as a quiet, tacit hint to the game being played. Cornerstone Bank had brought the covenants out of strikethrough, in direct defiance of all relevant law. -@deeanndmathews

This is awesome, @deeanndmathews. There needs to be a victory march down Main Street with flags and a marching band to celebrate the end of the last red line!

This story has a really nice story arc and resolution, which of course is what we are always looking for in stories. It provides that great feeling of satisfaction that the author has taken us on a small journey where something signifant happens and the story's central conflict is resolved. Well done! -@jayna

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Featured Author: @iamsmaller


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Maybe it was smoke. Maybe it was just strange fog. What do I know? As I watched, a large patch of mist drifted up to the window and looked at me. I blinked a few times, and looked back. There was a face in the mist, and it was watching me. The face floated away as I stared after it. I got up from my chair, and slowly put my face to the glass and watched the mist as closely as I could. -@iamsmaller

What a beautiful and imaginative text, @iamsmaller! so many beautiful descriptions.

Eyes, noses, ears and mouths, all softly carved in gauze. Each one was a face of joy, laughter and song.

What a happy sleeplessness!

They sang to the bright full moon. Incredibly fine, fine, delicate and beautiful notes. They sang to the moon, they sang to the trees and they sang to each other. The night was filled with their music. As I sat and watched, time passed unnoticed. -@gracielaacevedo

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Featured Author: @aimharryianne
Into Unknown Place


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The next day, Suzzette was fixing her things when she heard a sound in the storage room near her bedroom. She stopped for a while and had walked slowly going in the direction of that room but when she was about to touch the doorknob to open the door, she was shocked when the doorknob clicked as if somebody was holding the knob from the inside..she asked "Is there anyone inside the room? Mom, is it you?" But no one responded. -@aimharryianne

A story with a vivid narrative. A seemingly normal family left in intrigue about the door that haunts the girl's conscience. I will keep an eye out for more of your posts. -@ricardo993

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Thank you for reading our weekly magazine!

@jayna, @agmoore, and @gracielaacevedo

p.s. You can see the past magazines here: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13

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