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The following is a copy of an email I received from Peter de Niverville, author of "The Petting Zoo". The email is very complimentary of our discussion of his story.

 

Hi Smiley,

 

Thank-you for discussing my story "The Petting Zoo" on your Readers'

Forum of April 14, 2012. It was a very interesting, respectful and

wide-ranging discussion. As a writer it is always valuable to hear

what readers actually think. Friends tend to be either overly

enthusiastic or non-committal, so it is refreshing to hear the

opinions of total strangers.

 

In way of a little background, the inspiration for the story actually

came from visiting a petting zoo. It was an old farm that had

animals both outside in pens and inside in barns. In one of the

barns, while my daughters were petting the animals, I happened to

look up. Above me was a mass of cobwebs that would have done justice

to any horror movie set. It was such a marvelous image, I knew I had

to do something with it.

 

Although, "The Petting Zoo" works as a standalone story, I also kept

in mind, that it could be an opening chapter in a longer work. In

that story, there would be a happy ending. And a surprise one, too!--

I hope.

 

Anyway, thank-you again for discussing my story and keep up the good

work.

 

Best regards,

 

Peter de Niverville

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Great to have some feedback from the author !!!! I bet those who enjoy horror stories will be waiting for the new work to come out :)

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I invited Mr. de Niverville to join us in #readers_corner and he has replied that he has read our story for this coming Saturday and hopes to join us for the chat. :)

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I think it's great he heard about us discussing his story. I wonder how many of us read the log to see what we said about it lol

 

This sentence from his email:

 

"In that story, there would be a happy ending. And a surprise one, too!-- I hope."

 

got me wondering just who be happy, a Petting Zoo visitor or some well fed spider family. ;)

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LOL a happy spider would be good so long as it's not living in my house. I went back over the log and promise to sit quietly in the corner and remain unobtrusive :)

 

Great that Peter de Niverville will be joining us, as he is an author, I bet his input will be interesting and maybe even from a different viewpoint. See you all there on Sunday morning (for me)

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