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Pens Published by Metazen

Friday, 8 June 2012

Flash fiction story Pens is published over at Metazen today. A quirky little tale that's completely true, I tell you ...


  1. LOVED IT!!!! I was laughing and shaking my head in despair at the end. LOL!

    Take care

  2. Nice story, Simon!

    I liked the blurring of the word "pens" -- the small things that he kept to take home, and the virtual cages that kept everyone else at the office, even when the office was no longer there.

    A fun and breezy story, but with a core of deeper meaning that sticks with you. Excellent!

  3. Old Kitty - Excellent; delighted you liked it.

    Chris - Thanks! That little pun on "pens" amused me as I wrote the story I have to admit ...

  4. *laughs* Very funny and sly. My favourite line was, 'People get used to things.'

    Ain't that the truth. But not, I suspect, you.

  5. Thanks, Deborah. I liked that line too.

  6. I think he might work at my school. This time of year, so many of our supplies are missing! A fun one, Simon.

  7. Milo - let's just hope the walls don't go next ...

  8. Hi Simon - great story .. I could imagine that in a cartoon .. with lots of head scratching, frowns - being hemmed in etc ..

    Fun post - cheers Hilary


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