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At the Third Stroke it will be ... forever
by Malcolm Twigg
Pages: NA
When you offer to connect a cemetery to the telephone system expect the unexpected!
Reviews: 17
When you offer to connect a cemetery to the telephone system expect the unexpected!
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Sharon Dormer
A very humorous piece, I had some laugh out loud moments while reading it. I could visualise this, performed as a skit, or perhaps lengthened into a fully fledged play. The characters are strong and the story line has a good circular feel to it. Enjoyable, I would recommend it.
Diane OHara Boucher
Loved it. Great characters, funny and entertaining.
Alan Kirkby
Off the wall incongruity appeals to my sense of humour.
Ade Johnston
Very, very good. As well as being technically excellent it's hilarious! Quite an achievement to locate realistically an all-too-believable community of long-dead corpses. The varied environment of rot and decay, viscous fluids and severed heads, are completely normal for these recognisable dead ones. I love the way it's left to the reader's imagination to envisage the reactions of the living upon encountering a hideous corpse who's just popped out on a mundane task. Will definitely read more of this accomplished author's tales.
Barry Doughty
Amusing, but a strange ending. I wondered if the author really meant to be the end it like that.
jane hayward
This is a very entertaining short story, clever and good fun.
Clifford Thurlow
It's hard to write humour and Malcolm Twigg has achieved this with strong characters and some neat twists.
Maggie Harris
I rather hoped that one of the benefits of an afterlife would be , no more arthritis! This story is deliciously and disgustingly macabre. Very amusing.
Sharon Dentith
Very funny. I really enjoyed this short story. Just my cup of tea.
Linda Anderson
Very descritive, funny and weird at the same time. Unusual to say the least characters I could visulise. Mr Twig you can write comedy very well.
Timothy Constable
Very funny! Very bizarre! I would recommend getting in touch with the Blender community to see if someone would like to make a 3D animation of it, it would have a lot of potential.
Brenda Ray
Very funny, especially if you have a taste for the slightly(er, very) weird! Great punch line!
Fabian de Kerckhove
With a throughline of humour, the story certainly delivers on taking an absurd concept and stretching it to the amusing extreme.
Sabiha Sea
I had high expectations from this, because I’ve read Malcolm Twigg’s reviews on other stories and it’s clear he is well-read and familiar with the ways of writing fiction. It’s written in a dialect, in spoken language (which some may not be familiar with), and I would not call this an easy read. The backdrop was interesting, not come across that before in a short story. Good fun for those who are familiar with this humour.
Martin Marais
What a great introduction to Yours2Read. A fun story, inspired as many good stories are by a real event. I loved the word images Malcolm Twigg creates, I could imagine both the characters and the setting. I love to write dialogue as it can really help the story move along while also developing the characters and this is just what the author achieves. I have wanted to write humour for a while and will read this wonderful story again to see what nuggets of humorous wisdom I can learn from it Definitely a story I would recommend to other readers.
Ron Parker
A very funny story even if a bit morbid. I quite enjoyed it. As regards the technical side of the writing. I could find no faults - not even a typo. Well done.
Lois Francis
I love this story, it's original and it really made me chuckle. I'll look forward to reading more of your stories.
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