Friday, 19 November 2004, 15:45:06 EST

I am going to go ahead and post my short story for your review. I have done minimal editing to it and it needs a good bit more work. However, the story, as I know it, is all there. This story is based on a dream that I have had a couple of times. You will be able to pick out the most vivid part of my dream as you read the story. I haven't done much editing to it because it has been difficult to muster up the resolve to even read it; I had not read the story since I finished it at 3:00AM last Saturday morning (I started it about midnight) until this afternoon when I did the editing. I just couldn't bring myself to read it for a variety of reasons. The foremost reason being that I am not sure the writing is very good. I am still unclear as to why I even wrote this piece but, I think that I may try and add more to it at a later date. The story currently ends pretty much exactly how my dream ended. I think that the content bears further exploration and more telling.

Any way, if you are interested in reading it, the story is titled Their Curse (PDF to make altering more difficult). I am very interested to hear your thoughts on the story. I am particularly interested in your first reaction to it.


It seems that the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin will not open the PDF. However, you can save the PDF to your local machine and open it with the full Acrobat Reader. I do not know why this is happening. The error that the plugin gives is completely inaccurate (the file begins with "%PDF-1.4"). See the comments for more information.


I'm getting an error trying to download it. "File does not begin with '%PDF-'"

Posted by jamesf on Sunday, 21 November 2004, 9:14:30 EST.

Ok, I got it.

Posted by jamesf on Sunday, 21 November 2004, 9:17:11 EST.

That is the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin trying to open it within the browser. You should be able to right click the link and choose "Save As...". I don't know why the plugin would not open it; maybe the web server doesn't have the pdf mimetype registered. That is something I will have to look in to.

Posted by James Sumners on Sunday, 21 November 2004, 9:18:41 EST.

I don't if this is your first attempt at a short story, but I think that so far you have done a good job. You are able to establish the surroundings, and the beginnings of a story line.

Posted by Phaedrus on Monday, 28 March 2005, 18:01:22 EST.