[OPEN][Short Stories]The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 10 July 1896 - kit

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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2020, 8:04 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 10 July 1896 by Various ( - 0).
The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine.<br>
This is the tenth issue, offering 5 more stories:<br>
"On the last trail", by H. W. Phillips and Rupert Hughes / ''A message from where ?", by L. Francis Bishop / "The man with the box", by George W. Tripp / "What the moon saw", by Isabelle Meredith / "In Miss Polly's pew", by Ellen Frizzell Wycoff (Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2020, 8:11 am

It's time to start a new issue of the Black Cat :9:

As always, I want to keep this as a one-story-per-reader-project so we can have the maximum of voices in each magazine.

Looking forward to the new contributions. 8-)

Sonia

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Post by RitaBoutros » November 22nd, 2020, 11:37 am

May I claim section 1? Thank you

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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2020, 11:39 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 11:37 am
May I claim section 1? Thank you
yay, happy to have you in here again, Rita :9: Section 1 is yours, thanks !

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Post by RitaBoutros » November 22nd, 2020, 11:42 am

Little question:

In the instructions above, it says to save, with the file number as "1", instead of 01 as we usually do. Can you clarify? Many thanks

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Post by MManolakes » November 22nd, 2020, 11:43 am

I'd like to claim Section 3

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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2020, 11:53 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 11:42 am
In the instructions above, it says to save, with the file number as "1", instead of 01 as we usually do. Can you clarify?
yes this is correct, as it's less than 10 sections we don't need the leading 0. Similarly, when there are more than 100 sections, we need two 00, f.ex. _001_

It's been like this in all the Black Cats so far

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2020, 11:53 am

MManolakes wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 11:43 am
I'd like to claim Section 3
of course, thank you Mike. Glad you are coming back for another round 8-)

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Post by smithjeanb » November 22nd, 2020, 12:03 pm

Can I claim section 4?

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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2020, 12:04 pm

smithjeanb wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 12:03 pm
Can I claim section 4?
hurray, welcome to the Black Cat club, Jean. I'm happy that there is a story to your liking. I'll sign you up. Thanks

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » November 22nd, 2020, 3:55 pm

Could I claim Section 5, please?

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2020, 12:25 am

JulieB3 wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 3:55 pm
Could I claim Section 5, please?
you don't want to miss one issue, I see ;) thank you, Julie, signing you up now 8-)

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Post by MManolakes » Yesterday, 12:24 pm

Section 3, "The Man with the Box", duration 33:21

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0110jul1896_3_varioius_128kb.mp3

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Post by Kitty » Today, 6:32 am

MManolakes wrote:
Yesterday, 12:24 pm
Section 3, "The Man with the Box", duration 33:21
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/blackcat0110jul1896_3_varioius_128kb.mp3
:shock: wow ! A strong first story ! I shudder at the thought that this box one day may be invented and what havoc invariably would be wreaked by it.

An awesome narration, Mike, thank you so much :9: Especially in the dialogue with the inventor I really felt like in a stage play. You play both characters wonderfully well and distinct, the gruff voice of the old man was especially awesome. LOVED IT !!!

And the first PL ok for this issue. 8-) (careful with the filename though, there's a typo "varioius". No worries, I can correct it in my folder, no need to reupload since there are no other errors.

See you in the next Black Cat maybe ;)

Sonia

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