[COMPLETE][Short stories]The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 03 December 1895 - kit

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Post by Kitty » February 8th, 2020, 2:31 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 03 December 1895 by Various ( - ).
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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>
The following 6 stories were included in this third issue:<br>
"The great star ruby", by Barnes MacGreggor, pseud. of H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913) / "The interrupted banquet", by René Bache (1861-1933) / "The archangel", by James Q. Hyatt / "Asleep at Lone Mountain", by H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913) / "Kootchie", by Harold Kinsabby, pseud. of H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913) / "Frazer's find", by Roberta Littlehale ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » February 8th, 2020, 2:40 am

And here is the third instalment of the Black Cat magazine. Six crisp new stories are awaiting eager readers. :9:

Nemo already wanted me to choose for him, so I assigne The archangel to him. I hope you're having fun with the story. :)

As before and for the rest of this series, I want to keep this as a one-story-per-reader-project, as I think having each story narrated by another voice is a wonderful mix. :9:

The project is now officially launched.

Sonia

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Post by NemoR » February 8th, 2020, 7:43 am

Thanks Sonia ..cool story!
Nemo

Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

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Post by NemoR » February 8th, 2020, 4:37 pm

Nemo

Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

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Post by Kitty » February 10th, 2020, 6:51 am

you were fast, Nemo, thank you. This was a bit of a strange story. Not really sure what happened to the girl. So this was all a boys' prank in the end ? :hmm: A bit nasty, but wouldn't warrant shooting a person :lol: Loved the accent you're doing here for the old man :thumbs:

Our first section is PL ok.

And I think it's time to move out of the launch pad.

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Post by NarratorJ » February 10th, 2020, 7:18 am

Hi,
I'd like to claim section 4 :D
Thanks,
J
feedback / constructive criticism appreciated

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Post by Kitty » February 10th, 2020, 7:21 am

NarratorJ wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 7:18 am
I'd like to claim section 4 :D
thank you, J. Glad to have you in the third volume as well :9: not the final section this time ? :mrgreen:

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Post by NarratorJ » February 10th, 2020, 7:53 am

Kitty wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 7:21 am
NarratorJ wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 7:18 am
I'd like to claim section 4 :D
thank you, J. Glad to have you in the third volume as well :9: not the final section this time ? :mrgreen:

Sonia
Great to have another issue underway. :clap: thought I'd stay with the author rather than get the last word :wink:
J
feedback / constructive criticism appreciated

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Post by ToddHW » February 10th, 2020, 8:50 am

May I read Section 1?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » February 10th, 2020, 9:03 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 8:50 am
May I read Section 1?
let me guess...the setting is on a ship again :mrgreen:

thanks for joining again, Todd. Looking forward to this. :9:

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » February 10th, 2020, 9:04 am

NarratorJ wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 7:53 am
thought I'd stay with the author rather than get the last word :wink:
indeed, that's a good reason too ;)

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » February 10th, 2020, 9:12 am

Can I claim Section 2?

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Post by Kitty » February 10th, 2020, 10:03 am

JulieB3 wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 9:12 am
Can I claim Section 2?
yes, of course. Great to have you again in a Black Cat, Julie :9: So many of you are returning, it's so cool.

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Post by norgus » February 11th, 2020, 9:02 am

I'd like to claim section 5, please!

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Post by Kitty » February 11th, 2020, 9:32 am

norgus wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 9:02 am
I'd like to claim section 5, please!
hello and welcome to this project. Great to hear a new voice in here :) I see your one-minute-test had volume issues, so if you need help with that, just ask :)

Meanwhile I'll reserve section 5 for you. All the specifics for the correct intro/outro and filenaming are in the first post.

Have fun 8-) and thanks for your interest in the Black Cat. Now I am curious who or what Kootchie is :lol:

Sonia

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