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.fictions. by ljones by Laura Jones

Vignettes which blur the distinction between what is most definitely fiction and what is less convincingly false. . . .

A collection of stories.
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I am filled with envy…

By Sarah Suleski, editor, author of Sidonie

Aug 31, 2008: Laura Jones ability to write short stories and vignettes fills me with not a little bit of envy! Mostly I admire the skill and I love scrolling through my LiveJournal Friends’ list to find a snapshot of story. I’m never sure when I’m reading pure story and when I’m getting a cleverly disguised blog entry. Are her characters just characters? What inspired this latest scene? But you can never just assume that everything is a scene from real life, names changed to protect the not-so-innocent—much like the WFG tagline says, [more . . .]

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Beauty in Vignettes

By LondonIvy, member

Sep 14, 2011: The writing reflects the characters. Most of them are common, everyday people who are not writers, and it shows in the prose. But this doesn’t mean there’s not beautiful paragraph here and there that is astounding. No, the prose never gives way to being writerly. It is mostly written in the character’s voices and at their skill level, yet the beauty comes purely from people experiencing their lives and describing it honestly and truthfully. It made me reflect on how perhaps people who are not trained as writers (and I’m [more . . .]

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