A Wish For Susan

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A Wish For Susan

Post by MementoHero » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:48 pm

Susan grasped the monkey’s paw. It felt like it was trying to struggle out of her grip for a moment, but she was able to hold on.

Now in control of the paw, Susan gave great thought to her first wish, though she had forgotten the well-known fact that said wish would always be cursed.

Ever the romantic, Susan spoke her wish aloud, “I wish to fall in love with a strong, handsome man.”

Seconds later a zoo security guard wrestled her away from the monkey exhibit while scolding her for touching the animals.

He was not handsome at all.
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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:41 pm

Is good
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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by MementoHero » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:53 am

Thank you Eric, I really appreciate it.
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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by Chairman Goodchild » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:59 am

Very, very nice use of dramatic irony. I love this one.

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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by Suomy Nona » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:10 pm

This is very good. Love it.

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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by MementoHero » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:38 pm

Thank you guys, it means a lot coming from people who consistently post great work and critiques.
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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by eric_marsh » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:00 pm

This forum used to be very active in that way. It would be nice to see it all brought back from the dead.
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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by MementoHero » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 pm

eric_marsh wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:00 pm
This forum used to be very active in that way. It would be nice to see it all brought back from the dead.
It’ll just take some time, I assume. I got on here right before the big hiatus, but I’m trying to be as active as possible. It is kind of hard to find so many different ways to say you love a Drabble or story or whathave you, since really I’ve only seen high quality stuff posted since the ‘cast got rolling again, however, but that’s a good way to start the forum back up again I feel.

And they are actively trying to do something about it, I got a mass email from Norm requesting people post Drabbles that I assume was either sent to all registered forum members or Kickstarter backers, one of the two. Maybe both. But I’m sure it’ll get back to being closer to how it used to be.
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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by eric_marsh » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:10 am

A "like" button would be great but unfortunately the forum software doesn't have such a thing.
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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by lady lemonbalm » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:36 pm

I also loved this one! And I’m also a romantic and often wonder how my first star wishes will break bad.

Regarding a like button... well I kinda like that this system requires verbal praise. I don’t knit well with social media in general, and seas of likes exhaust me. But words I could trade all day!

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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by Necronominom » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:40 pm

Ha! Good stuff.

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Re: A Wish For Susan

Post by ZimmermansWay » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:46 pm

MementoHero wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 pm
It’ll just take some time, I assume. I got on here right before the big hiatus, but I’m trying to be as active as possible.
That's awesome Memento. Yes, it takes time and, frankly, forums are a bit of a dinosaur in today's internet. So maybe with a little frog DNA we can get this attraction running again
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