Friday, 5 October 2012

Story Of The Day: Attraction

Our next 'Story of the Day' is Attraction by Flogmaster which has been recommended by LSF member, Opb:

"One of the challenges in good writing is to make each word pull its weight, to craft a story such that it is told without waffle.

Flogmaster starts inauspiciously enough with a description of a girl which wouldn't even float a stick on a puddle, let alone a thousand ships whilst the true situation of the protagonists is hidden from us, only marred slightly by one dodgy word in the first sentence.

Simply and without excess verbiage the moral unfolds, of attraction being more than skin deep, an idea not new, nor even unique, but an important lesson to be learned by youngsters and recalled by oldsters, reaching its pinnacle in the delightful phrase “ the time the two were released, Chad was in love”.

A quick read, but well worth it.

Chad and Eva meet in unusual circumstances, outside the Head's office waiting to be caned. He tries to comfort her and by the time the canings are over, he is in love. What better way to get to know someone.

synopsis by Pinkangel

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