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Post by Kitty » January 14th, 2020, 6:31 am

The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 02 November 1895 by Various ( - ).
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.
In this second issue are included the following 8 stories:
"A Calaveras hold-up", by Roberta Littlehale / "From a trolley post", by Margaret Dodge / "An andenken", by Julia Magruder (1854-1907) / "The man from Maine", by J. D. Ellsworth / "A wedding tombstone", by Clarice Irene Clinghan / "The other one", by A. H. Gibson (1858-1929) / "Stateroom six", by William Albert Lewis (1856-??) / "Her eyes, your honor", by H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913) (Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » January 14th, 2020, 6:42 am

Since the first issue of this magazine is nearly finished, I will launch the second part right away. This time we'll even have 8 stories, so the magazine seems to have been popular for new writers to shine.

Like in the first issue, I want to keep this as a one-story-per-reader-project, as I love the prospect of having each story narrated by another voice.

Nemo already contacted me and absolutely wanted to take part in here and let me choose one of the stories for him. I hope you like your assignment, Nemo. I will certainly love to listen to it. :9:

The project is now officially launched.

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » January 14th, 2020, 7:28 am

Since I read a boat story in the first collection, may I read Stateroom 6 (Section 7) in this one?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by huldaheath » January 14th, 2020, 7:30 am

Hurray! I'd like to read section 2, please.
⛧ Hulda

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Post by Kitty » January 14th, 2020, 7:30 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 7:28 am
Since I read a boat story in the first collection, may I read Stateroom 6 (Section 7) in this one?
I am looking forward to finding out what a stateroom is. That word is not really familiar to me. I hope ghouls and ghost abound in there, :mrgreen: Great to have you on board again, Todd. :9: Thanks for claiming.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » January 14th, 2020, 7:32 am

huldaheath wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 7:30 am
Hurray! I'd like to read section 2, please.
8-) coming back for more ? :mrgreen: Thank you so much, Hulda. I am so happy that you liked the first issue so well to stay faithful to the project.

Have fun in the trolley :D

Sonia

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Post by JulieB3 » January 14th, 2020, 8:40 am

I would love to read Section 5 if you please.

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Post by ToddHW » January 14th, 2020, 8:52 am

Kitty wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 7:30 am
ToddHW wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 7:28 am
Since I read a boat story in the first collection, may I read Stateroom 6 (Section 7) in this one?
I am looking forward to finding out what a stateroom is. That word is not really familiar to me. I hope ghouls and ghost abound in there, :mrgreen: Great to have you on board again, Todd. :9: Thanks for claiming.

Sonia
Stateroom = passenger's room in a boat. Floating hotel room, if you will.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by NemoR » January 14th, 2020, 9:14 am

Ooh great, you launched!

Perfect selection for me Sonia, thanks! .... you know I like the strange ones!

Looking forward to recording!
Nemo

"I find I cannot exist without Poetry—without eternal Poetry—half the day will not do—the whole of it—I began with a little, but habit has made me a Leviathan."

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Post by Kitty » January 14th, 2020, 9:27 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 8:52 am
Stateroom = passenger's room in a boat. Floating hotel room, if you will.
I wikipediaed it in the meantime, yes, you are correct. So you are staying in the naval theme. 8-)

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » January 14th, 2020, 9:28 am

JulieB3 wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 8:40 am
I would love to read Section 5 if you please.
hey Julie, I had a hunch you would show up too :mrgreen: thank you. Haha, so far we have the same set of readers by the looks of it. :lol: But there will at least be one more, because we have one section more this time.

Sonia

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Post by NarratorJ » January 16th, 2020, 8:58 am

Hello, mind if I claim section 8?
Thanks,
J
feedback / constructive criticism appreciated

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Post by Eirena » January 16th, 2020, 9:48 am

Hello, I am Eirena.
I'm new, however I would like to have you listen to my 1 minute test next week when I can record it and volunteer for your project. I am recovering from surgery and can't get to record until then. I am interested in helping out with the reading.
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Post by Kitty » January 16th, 2020, 10:16 am

NarratorJ wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 8:58 am
Hello, mind if I claim section 8?
hehe, I see you want to have the "last word" in this magazine as well ;) glad to have you in here again :9: The title sure sounds promising.

And thank you for the other section in Black Cat 1 :9: I gave you a few notes to take care of, but it was really a great read.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » January 16th, 2020, 10:25 am

Eirena wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:48 am
I'm new, however I would like to have you listen to my 1 minute test next week when I can record it and volunteer for your project. I am recovering from surgery and can't get to record until then. I am interested in helping out with the reading.
Hello Eirena and welcome to LibriVox and to this project in particular. I am thrilled that you selected this one as your debut in here. 8-)

Starting with a one-minute-test is of course best, then we can check whether all your technical settings are correct from the start. You can read about all the details in your welcome mail. Please post the test in a new thread in this forum: viewforum.php?f=21 (you can sample how the others in there were doing it). Me or someone else will check it for sure and give you feedback, and as soon as it's approved, you can start reading here.

For that though, you need to claim a section first, otherwise I wouldn't know which one to reserve for you. So please let me know which section interested you. In the Magic Window in the first post you can see that 3 stories are still up for grabs (but they may be claimed soon). Let me know which one you want and I reserve it unofficially for you and will hold it for you for one month. This will give you ample time to sort out the one minute test. Once you have gotten the ok, please let me know and you will get the regular two months deadline for completion of the section. :)

At that point I will also open a personal reader page for you, so please let me know under what reader name you want to be registered. Can be the same as the forum name or your real name or any other pseudonym.

And I hope your surgery went well and you are recovering soon. Good luck with the test.

Sonia

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