Pride - Seven Literary Flash Fiction Stories (The Seven Deadly Sins Book 2)


Proud of his abilities, he decides to engineer a solution.

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Check back in tomorrow to read the synopses of our next two stories: When did you first start drawing and when did you know it was what you wanted to do professionally? I was doodling from the moment I discovered pencils and things to scribble on so putting a pin in the exact moment is futile at best. During those years it was just a way of emulating what I loved; I used to draw my favourite characters from television shows, books — even imaginary characters. It became a second language through which I was able to convey ideas that were bigger than my language skills at the time.

I trundled along in my own little world quite happy in the belief that everyone understood what I was on about for a few years. Making things seemed to make me happy and the idea of pursuing professions that could potentially risk or skew my view of the world seemed akin to spiritual suicide, so I started applying. I got accepted onto the degree and in total it lasted a year. Purely through the confusion of many convoluted, and constantly conflicting influences barraging me I pretty much lost any sort of direction or idea of what I truly wanted to be.

Portsmouth confirmed my thoughts. I was reminded of what I truly enjoyed and what I wanted to do in the future. The degree provided the perfect platform for me to start from. What was adolescence like for you?

Did drawing play a huge part in it? He may have said it in the casual off-hand manner but there was no mistaking the weight of his words sitting in the room with us. Gradually I started to see the forecast his words had set out baring fruit all around me. People who just the previous week were pushing over heavier students and laughing at them trying to get up, were Googling what steps to take in order to have a prosperous medical career ten years down the line.

All around me immaturity and innocence seemed to be dwindling and nobody seemed concerned.

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How you got laughed at in the face for liking a boy band? The book is split into four sections - the following is from the third section: Brian may be a born athlete, but will his lack of responsibility and feelings of entitlement cause the defeat of not only himself, but also his team? To top it all, we have asked our favorite artist, Luke Spooner a. November 4, at When push came to shove, no woman could be too loose for them.

It was occurring in all sorts of students and even some of my closest friends — I was only just becoming accustomed to the way school life worked and now I was expected to drop it all and plan for another life altogether. Needless to say; my sketchbook became increasingly fat and my pencils short but I was happy. In retrospect I suppose I was making those decisions the English teacher had prophesized. I may not have been making the relevant applications to the right places like everyone else, but I was practising my craft and I felt self-assured in doing so. If you could go back in time and talk to your teenage self, what would you tell him?

Pride, accompanied by the first part of our interview with Luke Spooner, a. Luke Spooner , a. Having graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class degree he is now a full-time illustrator and writer for just about any project that piques his interest. How did you come up with the central idea for the cover? What did you think of when you heard of the theme for the Anthology?

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Irrespective of language or culture, they seem to be universally recognised, and the opportunity to cobble that into some sort of visual interpretation is something that is both massive and rare. This would be fine if I could switch off from the world completely. I can honestly see the attraction in secluding myself with my work for whole weeks at a time. But the modern age we live in has social networking and I am incredibly dependant on it as a marketing and publicity tool. Being such a necessity for what I do, it also means that at times rest of the world can slip in without me realising.

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Those people have job security and absolutely no scruples about floating through life in the most conventional way possible. During my teenage years I read a lot of horror, science fiction and fantasy, plus books on myths and legends. Thanks to people like my grandparents, I also read a lot of crime and mystery, both contemporary and classic. In my later teenage years I actively sought out the classics of horror and fantasy. I also got heavily into graphic novels. The common thread in everything I seemed to seek out on my accord, regardless of age or format, seemed to be horror, primarily for the honesty it implores from those writing it.

I respect nothing more in this world than straight up honesty. Learn to accept who you are and what it is that you do.

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Aim to forward that and explore it in any way possible while keeping your own artistic growth a priority. Join the release party on Facebook. I was a shy teenager, a bit like Ruth, the main character in my Seven Deadly Sins story. I had a handful of good friends, but no confidence, especially where boys were concerned. One weekend, the impossible happened.

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At a party, a boy asked me out. To my amazement, we became an item, and over the following months, we met up whenever we could. Then came the disaster. It happened after his college exchange trip to Italy.

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I pined while he was gone, longed for our reunion. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. American born Indian author's Lust has a collection of very interesting short stories that revolve around Lust, one of the deadly seven sins. He is going to come up with such short stories for every sin and after reading lust, i am eagerly waiting to get my hands on his next novel. Quite enjoyable but far too short. It needs the companion deadly sins in partnership.

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I look forward to Greed and Gluttony particularly. A fantastic concept, challenging our pre-conceptions of morality from a wide range of perspectives using an "in your face" and contemporary slant. I can't wait to see how this series develops and which sin ultimately triumphs as the worst offender in the downfall of mankind.

The author is a flash fiction master and a brilliant writer, blending thought provoking concepts and a hint of satire which I love in the most eloquent language. Hurry up next Monday, so I can read the next one! Another brilliant Anand short story exploring the idea of lust in the most insightful and idiosyncratic of ways. I love the wide spectrum of personalities through which lust is illustrated and the author is brilliant in finding ways to turn traditional social ideals on their head.

Absolutely can't wait to read more of this series, hopefully future deadly sins will be just as interesting to read about!! One person found this helpful. Lust is split, as the product description says, into seven separate pieces of flash fiction. Each one is varied and vastly different from the other, except for the purpose of lust, and each one was enjoyable to read. Perfect if you do not have long to read either.