Friday, February 11, 2011

"Kill Mommy" at Untied Shoelaces

I'm pleased to announce that "Kill Mommy" was purchased by Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. The editors called it one of the best stories they've ever read. I was pretty darned flattered.

It follows a boy who plans to kill his mother, and his father's unusual reactions to the threat. If you'd like to read it, you can click any of the links in this post. Like this one.

You can comment on it here or on the Untied site. Ratings and Comments on the site are most welcome, as they'll help me get published again in the future. Thanks for your interest!

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations, John - I remember that one well.

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  2. Excellent news! Well deserved for a great story. "I get by" : love that line.

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  3. Great news, John. Excellent piece, well deserved. Cheers.

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  4. Congratulations!
    I liked the use of dialogue and the twist to the ending. I admit I thought the dad was going to use the boy.

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  5. One of my favourites of yours. I went over and gave you a 10!

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  6. Well done, I always loved that one! I rated you over there, too.

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  7. Congrats, fame and a moolah makes a happy writer. Great story, too. Peace...

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  8. First time I got to read it, and you got a well-deserved thumbs-up. The Dad has a Texas Zen kind of wisdom there.

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  9. Fabulous dialogue, John. Sharp, a little acerbic, but so very clever.
    Adam B @revhappiness

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  10. congratulations, I'm not surprised. I think I remember that one too and it was excellent.

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  11. John, what brilliant news, congratulations. I have read and commented on the story, which had me in stitches, I was afraid the dad was actually going to talk Junior into really killing his mum though.

    Great story.

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  12. Fantastic, simply fantastic.

    And congrats!

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  13. Congratulations! I'll post over there as well.

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  14. I can see why they purchased your story.

    Oh, if only I had had that sort of wisdom when bringing up my children.

    Great story, a real pleasure to read.

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  15. Congratulations, John! I haven't been around the last two weeks but I am back! Woot!

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  16. Great story, John, and a well-deserved congratulations. It makes you wonder just how close we come at times to mis-judging our children's emotions and their lack of understanding. Like the flyinscribbler, I enjoyed the last line.

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  17. Woot! Many congrats! Although I have to say that I'm not surprised. It's a darned good story. ;D

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  18. Congratulations John! It's well deserved.

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  19. Congratulations, John, you must be thrilled.

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