Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

November Story Feature: Fidelity

"Fidelity" was a top ten finisher in the Science Fiction Writers of Earth short story contest in 2000, and first appeared in the anthology Unparalleled Journeys, from the writers of Amazing Journeys magazine, in 2005. Readers had this to say:

A truly enjoyable story mixing the feel of a fairy tale with a futuristic world, rolled up in a serious drama. I'm not sure how to get into any of the details without giving anything away! The story opens with a bang and Angie's handling of action is excellent. No sooner has the action subsided than the real problem begins to rear its ugly head. The main character struggled valiantly with feelings of duty and honor against feelings of friendship. All of this happens with some great scientific twists going on that help build a rich, believable world.

The theme of "Fidelity" is, "to thine own self be true." Do our genes control our fates? It started with a particularly vivid dream about a body guard and a prince, and took off from there. I hope you enjoy "Fidelity." Stop by and leave a comment here to let me know what you think.


Linz said...

Oh Angie! That one was SO GREAT! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work! THis is among my favorites!

Aubrie said...

Wonderful story, Angie! I loved how you mixed science fiction with fantasy. This story has so many twists in it, I kept reading until the very end to see what was really going on. And I love the word for the others, "Untainted."


Angie said...

Thank you both!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm glad it got the attention it deserved.

Nisa said...

Oh what a good story! I, too, loved the word "Untainted" to describe them and the concept is interesting and fresh. I really enjoyed this and want more! :)