Short Story: Hi. My Name Is...

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Sarah Hinkle


Can Story overcome her addiction with the help of her best-friend Molly?


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BAM, BAM, BAM! The knocking on my front door was getting louder and more insistent. Good grief! Would she ever give up and just go away? I looked furtively around my living room to make sure there was no evidence that I was home. The curtains were drawn, so she couldn’t look through the front windows. I had chosen heavy cotton ones that resembled denim rather than that flimsy, filmy, silky stuff that did nothing to keep out prying eyes. At the time, I had merely wanted to match the country theme of my décor, but now they were really proving their money’s worth.

“Story! I know you’re in there. Just open the door.”

She’s bluffing. She couldn’t possibly know. I had even taken the initiative to hide my motorcycle in a neighbor’s garage after explaining to them the threat of inclement weather for tonight. Glancing around once more, I had determined that she definitely couldn’t know I was here. The only…

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Kirsty Riddiford Guest Editor said "I had a feeling there was going to be a twist at the end, and I'm very pleased I wasn't able to guess what it was. The characterisation was good and the dialogue believable. Although not an awful lot happened, it was so well written that it kept me gripped right until the end."
7 years ago

Hayley Aliah said "yeahh!"
1 year ago
Manouchehr Soltani said "Why you don't provide audio with British accent? THanks"
2 years ago
Keith Snell said "I was convinced she was going to be addicted to shoes, but Facebook was even better. Excellent story."
2 years ago
Chaca Alakfi said "great story and unpredict plot"
3 years ago
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Nihar Thngelapally said "Nice story and unexpected ending."
4 years ago
Johnny Bravo said "wow, that was unexpected :)"
4 years ago
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Sandy Wardrope said "Hi Sarah, Loved your little addiction tale, this was the second one I've read here and it was as good as the first. I didn't have a clue to where it was going, which is great and thought your characters lively (isn't Molly great) and really believable and your writing voice strong and confident. All in all this was a very good piece of work. Well done, keep it up. Yours Sandy W."
4 years ago
Teddy Scott-smith said "it is GOOD STORY and i enjoyed the twist at the end u did get me on this one!"
4 years ago
Meg Malpass said "Hi Sarah only just listened to this story. Don't know how I missed it two years ago. Thought it was great and love it when I can't guess the ending. Thanks for sharing this."
5 years ago
Dickson Telfer said "I think this is great. Just great."
6 years ago
Christine Human said "Great fun, and the twist was great. It was a story waiting to be written and you did it."
6 years ago
Barry O'Leary said "What a great ending, made me laugh out loud as I was listening. Great choice of name as well, would anyone actually call their child 'Story'?"
7 years ago
Susan Donim replied saying "Sorry to hijack this comment- but I went to school with a girl called Paige Turner, always thought this would an amazing name for any author! I have to agree with Barry, the audio for this story is great- really brings it to life."
7 years ago
Mark Patrick said "Hi Sarah, very funny "Story" (sorry, I couldn't resist). I could sense how much fun you had writing this. Whenever a reader can clearly see that, you know you have written something good. Especially liked the line, 'Story,' now she started sounding like she was talking to an imbecile or a child, or an imbecilic child. As with all your stories, enjoyed the lively and funny descriptions. Thanks"
7 years ago
Sarah Hinkle replied saying "Thanks, Mark. I did have writing it. It turned out to be my first experience with sitting down and writing till the conclusion. I like writing that way and wish it would happen more often. I appreciate you reading and commenting."
7 years ago
Fiona Smith Guest Editor replied saying "Keep an eye out for the audio version of Hi My Name Is... We recorded it yesterday at the studio, so it will be available soon!"
7 years ago
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Sarah Hinkle replied saying "'habits' makes it easier to justify, for me at any rate. that little bit of sugar makes it harder to stick and thus easier for me to swallow, haha. thanks again for reading and commenting."
7 years ago
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Sarah Hinkle replied saying "thank you! I think addictions can be an extension of our fears. we're afraid to lose the feeling we get from our vise and pursue it with tenacity."
7 years ago
Roxann Hinkle said "I was caught up in the story.Anxious for her to get the help she needed. The ending was perfect!!!"
7 years ago
Amos Renee said "Wow, that left me on the edge of my seat the whole time."
7 years ago
Susan Donim said "Very well written and funny. I think I actually enjoyed this more than Picket Fences. And this would make a great audio."
7 years ago
Sarah Hinkle replied saying "Thank you, very much."
7 years ago
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Sarah Hinkle replied saying "thanks. I was hoping no one would be able to guess the ending."
7 years ago

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