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Damon L. Wakes
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United Kingdom
Damon L. Wakes writes just about anything that springs to mind, producing both novels and short stories. As well as promoting his own books, he makes an effort to share the work of those who are under-read, under-appreciated, or just plain awesome.

Author of OCR is Not the Only Font, Red Herring and Face of Glass.

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If I'd got around to writing this journal a couple of hours ago, I would simply have mentioned that I'll be going away for a few days and that my flash fictioning capacity will be reduced.

As it is, however, it turns out that tomorrow is the last non-challenge day. It's also been hinted that these challenges will have five components to them. Since I'll be lucky if I have time to write these things, let alone actually think about them, that's going to be...interesting? Anyway, we'll see what happens. Last time I set off somewhere during FFM, I bumped into these guys...

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And this happened...

The Revolution KidsJeff knew it had been a bad idea to buy those pills. Not because he thought anything bad would happen—quite the opposite. He’d been suckered in by some vague mumbo-jumbo. “They’re new,” the guy at the stall had said. But then he’d got them home and read the little leaflet—as he always did—and there it was: “homeopathic.” He’d just spent thirty quid on sugar pills. Chucked them out the window.
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It was eleven thirty when he noticed the fox out on the patio, crunching the pills with its mean little teeth and licking up the crumbs. Jeff had thought it was funny at first—at least someone was getting something out of them—but then he wondered if it might not be good for the fox. What if they made its stomach swell up? Or something? He opened the door, and the fox bolted. He swept up all the little white pills with his hands and dumped them in the bin in a plastic tub.
***
The fox was there again the next day, li


So it's not necessarily a bad thing. However, it does mean that my internet connection will be patchy, my stories will probably be panicked, last-minute efforts and I'm going to be even worse at reading stories or responding to comments than I have been already. It's been a busy month, and not just because of FFM. Some great stuff has come up, but I'm not sure how much I'm at liberty to say about it. :paranoid: Also there's a local event coming up and I'm having to prepare quite a bit in advance: I'm planning to sell CDs much like the ones I took to the Winchester Writers' Festival. I'm actually halfway through constructing a computer to make them, but it involves parts I scrounged up for free (or next to it--I got an old optical drive from the animal shelter for 50p) so I don't know how reliable it'll be. Interesting to see it all come together, though.

As before, I'd really appreciate it if people could recommend stories they've particularly enjoyed. It'll most likely be August before I get around to reading them, but it's great to see what people pick out. Hunting through everything that's been posted gets mixed results, but just reading whatever's popular rules out great new (or simply undiscovered) writers. I'd particularly like to see work that's so far comparatively unknown.

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HantuRatu Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for the llama! :D 
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Thanks for the llama!
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Twin-Earth Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This may seem silly, but i really like the layout of your DA page. :)
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Writer
Hey, thanks! :-) I did actually put a bit of effort into that.
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Twin-Earth Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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songsforever Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou for the llama. Muchly appreciated.
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Twin-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thanks for the llama!
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They-Call-Me-Emerson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are amazing and I love you. Just figured you should know that. 
*Slinks back into shadows*
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Thanks for the 3D Llama Badge !!!!!!!
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Thanks so much for the llama
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