The Enigma that was Carla Sinclair

The Enigma that was Carla Sinclair

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13,269 words (≈ about 1 hour)

I was not completely unhinged. She was just a computer program, a crude simulation - at best a never ending animated cartoon with only one character and no story line. But she was "something",...

She was a hobby I suppose you might say. Other young men had hobbies, equally obscure, though perhaps more socially inclusive. They collected camera gear, they went fishing, raced cars or drank themselves stupid. Me? I coded in my bedroom. Same thing? Well, not quite. You… (more)

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michaelgraeme (23 books)
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:55:50 +0100

Thanks OGolly. Yes, I agree. We can each highlight different parts of a story, and skim over others depending on our mindset, regardless of what the author intended. Thanks for taking a chance on the download. I'm glad you got something out of Carla. She still haunts me.

Best Wishes


Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:34:12 +0100

I have just finished reading this short story, and I wish to thank you for writing it. Every story affects each reader differently, who brings his or her own expectations and beliefs to the story, and therein lies the true uniqueness and beauty of story-telling. "Carla" made me think in some ways I about my own personal paradigms and epistemology that I haven't been able to reach until now, and preferred me a sort of break-through. I am deeply appreciative of that, Michael. God speed, and best of everything in your future endeavors.

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Language: English

Written in: 2004

Published: 2008-12-23

Word count: 13,269 words (≈ about 1 hour)

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Michael Graeme is from the North West of England. He writes mainly literary romantic and fantasy fiction. His short stories have featured in the printed press, but Michael now prefers to write online, exploring the emerging ebook market. His work is always free and usually to be found first on Feedbooks.

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