Artie, the Time Traveling Chimp, was walking with an obvious limp. I asked, “What’s the matter?”, as he collapsed on a chair, with a clatter. “I crashed my machine. You know the one I mean. I was traveling through space, at an incredible pace. Time didn’t exist, and was not even missed. When, quick as […]
Our Favorite Furry Chris The Story Reading Ape got a banana for each interview question!!!!
There can be hardly anybody left on WordPress who is not familiar with the logo above, or has not heard of Chris, the Story Reading Ape. Chris runs a promotional platform here on WordPress, and publishes valuable information and advice for Indie authors like myself. Today for a change I thought I’d turn the spotlight around so that you can all find out a little bit more about Chris, the Story Reading Ape.
Thanks Chris, for answering my 20 questions!
- You say you’re not an author, but have you ever thought of writing a short story, poem or novel?
Yes I have posted several (very) short stories, you can find them under TSRA TALES in my blog NAVIGATION Tab ( http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/blog-navigation/tsra-tales/ )
- Whereabouts in the world do you live?
I currently live in Manchester, England, but I don’t originate from there (big furry pointy fanged grin)
- What made you decide to champion the Indie author?
In December 2012…
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Great information from Chris The Story Reading Ape!!
A Halloween Short Story from Chris The Story Reading Ape!!
A short story by Chris Graham
The light of the full moon reflected off the stark branches of the ancient oak, dead for the past six centuries, yet still standing, brooding alone on the hilltop.
A sweet looking young girl child with long curly blonde tresses stood, tied securely in front of it, the moonlight making her appear ghostlike as it shone onto her pale face and long white nightdress.
She was looking towards the village she had been brought from, each cottage showing candlelit windows surrounded by interwoven strands of garlic and a large consecrated wooden cross nailed to their doors.
As the last toll of the church midnight bell echoed into silence, she heard the first distant howl, then another, louder one in answer.
They were coming.
She had been discovered lost and abandoned in the nearby woods just the day before, so the village elders selected her to…
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For my two new books coming out in December/January…….
Firstly, a really MASSIVE thank you to Chris Graham for making me three brand new fabulous covers so quickly. Also for his vision as far as what I wanted was concerned, and his patience with this old scribbler. He’s cool like that – could be a little psychic ape thing going on there I think. Cover design is far from easy. You can look at a gorgeous cover and think, well, that looks easy peasy. Just plonk a picture down, and then plonk some text on it. It really isn’t that simple though. You have to have a very specific kind of EYEBALL, and for my Science Fiction covers, Chris has the kind of eyeball that I like.
When I originally plotted my Shadow People series, I planned on it being open ended, with a minimum of seven books based on…
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Great new writing challenge from Chris The Story Reading Ape! Join in the fun!
Many of you seem to be having a lot of fun rising to the 79 Word Challenge set byAuthor Andrew Joyce :D
For anyone who doesn’t know what this is all about, clickHEREto check out HIS story and challenge, thenHERE to see the first seven great entries, followed by HERE to see the second post with ten stories 😀
NOW READ TWELVE NEW ENTRIES BELOW:
(To visit the writers blogs, click on their names or photos)
Them by Zoe the Fabulous Feline
I have only myself to blame.
This is a story of regret; that is not quite strong enough, but it will do.
It was a crisp autumn night. I was bored and said to myself, Self – you need an adventure.
Strolling about, blending in with the blackest of nights, I had not a care in the world. Until I…
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