MagdaThenAndNow

I've added a new short story to my collection, Bagatelles, called "A Matter of Perspective." Enjoy! :) I hope everyone is hanging in there and staying safe.
          	
          	https://www.wattpad.com/863862890-bagatelles-short-stories-a-matter-of-perspective

instamusiclover69

Ok can i just say you are literally the most talented writer ive come across on wattpad. Ur writing style has such delicate flair and the way u portray each detail gives readers an effortless insight to each of the characters. And yet at the same time ur careful to not give everything away all at once. U keep us on our toes as we slowly unravel the plot. Keep writing you obviously have such a magnificent gift❤️
          
          Love, a recent fan: )

MagdaThenAndNow

Chapter Four of Sparks and Spares is up!
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/853293535-sparks-and-spares-four-the-first-time
          
          This chapter takes the story past the ONC's 8,000-word benchmark for the second round. It is a bit of an experimental behemoth, much longer than the previous chapters. Any and all feedback is appreciated, as always :). Thanks for reading!
          
          Looking at my outline, I suspect that the completed version of this story will be more novel-length than novella-length. We'll see!

MagdaThenAndNow

@CitizenSamurai I wish I had even a fraction of Mrs. Shelley's badassery! A true disaster icon she was. Keep fighting the good fight, Brother Jim (in this universe, you are a cloistered Benedictine monk toiling over your glorious illuminated manuscript as the end times loom ever nearer)
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CitizenSamurai

@MagdaThenAndNow You're Shelly grinding out stories during uncertain times : )  You are my apocalypse sister Magda.
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Yamanika_

Hi again! (Unless we discussed on the forums yesterday? I'm lost...)
          
          Thank you for following me :)

Yamanika_

@MagdaThenAndNow Very! And again, I am grateful for your insight and proposals!
            
            Have you been invited to the newest ONC book club? I would love to do an exchange with you :)
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MagdaThenAndNow

@Yamanika_ Hello! Thanks for following me too. It was fun chatting in the forum the other day! :)
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MagdaThenAndNow

So I've published the first 2,000-ish words of my ONC entry, Sparks and Spares! I hope I can keep up with the contest deadlines :).
          Check it out if you're interested:
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/214554318-sparks-and-spares

awglen

@MagdaThenAndNow  Haha, there's no rush--it'll still be there for binging when I'm done that episode and have the kinks worked out :)
            
            Also I'm writing down 'underground lizard people' in my list of future episode ideas...
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MagdaThenAndNow

@awglen Oh my god what???? You had me at clone collectors lol—I really need to do a binge of the rest of your story!! Now the X-Files-y title makes sense! Poor Aaron's gonna have an aneurism. If clones are at the forefront of the collective unconscious, I bet it's the work of underground lizard people or something like that—I'm sure the Bukowskis will accidentally stumble across the conspiracy while answering the call to headline some suspect music festival held in an abandoned mineshaft ;).
            
            Anyway thank you for adding Sparks and Spares to your reading list! :D I hope you like it. And idk about poetic and artful...maybe meandering and melancholic lol
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awglen

@MagdaThenAndNow Oh man! Ok, so I'm five chapters into Episode 3 of the Bukowskis, and the whole episode is a brothers/clones gag, where one of the twins is mistaken for a clone and taken by 'clone collectors'. Maybe clones are especially at the forefront of the collective unconscious right now? Anyway, it makes me even more excited to read your clone story! I'm sure yours will be much more poetic and artfully done than mine, haha.
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