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Friend Request - new short story by David Wailing

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Offline davidwailing Reading The Atholl Expedition by Alex Roddie
02 Sep 2012, 11:58 AM | Post: #1

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Friend Request - new short story by David Wailing

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Nick Brady gets a dozen friend requests a day. Like most people in 2022, these are handled by his auto, digitally organising his entire life.

But this friend request is from an anonymous stranger, whose relationship status claims he’s dating Larissa Brady. Nick’s wife.

It’s a mistake. It must be. Nick and Larissa are hosting a tenth anniversary party, a happy celebration of a steady marriage. But what if his auto is right, and his wife is having an affair with one of the guests?

How well does Nick know his online friends? And how many have dirty secrets, that only their autos could expose?


Friend Request is a 20,000 word short story, set ten years in the future. It is part of the Auto series which also includes my short stories Relationship Status and Timeline, but can be read as a standalone tale.

Friend Request is available to buy as a Kindle ebook for 77p!
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Offline ElaineG Reading Standers by Dale Brumfield
02 Sep 2012, 12:05 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Friend Request by David Wailing

LOL I thought you were feeling a bit lonely and putting out an appeal for friends for one moment then Tongue
Offline davidwailing Reading The Atholl Expedition by Alex Roddie
02 Sep 2012, 12:06 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Friend Request by David Wailing

Yes, that too! Please be my friend! Blush
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Offline LindaGruchy Reading The Chandelier Ballroom by Elizabeth Lord
02 Sep 2012, 12:26 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Friend Request by David Wailing

(02 Sep 2012 12:05 PM)ElaineG Wrote:  LOL I thought you were feeling a bit lonely and putting out an appeal for friends for one moment then Tongue

lol so did I!
Offline davidwailing Reading The Atholl Expedition by Alex Roddie
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RE: Friend Request - new short story by David Wailing

I've changed the thread title to avoid confusion (and prevent me looking like a Billy-no-mates)!
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Offline ElaineG Reading Standers by Dale Brumfield
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RE: Friend Request - new short story by David Wailing

good thinking Batman!
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RE: Friend Request - new short story by David Wailing

Love the title! Congrats, David!
Offline davidwailing Reading The Atholl Expedition by Alex Roddie
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RE: Friend Request - new short story by David Wailing

(02 Sep 2012 04:43 PM)Talli Roland Wrote:  Love the title! Congrats, David!

Thanks Talli!
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RE: Friend Request - new short story by David Wailing

This is excellent news - I've only just read 'Timeline' and I thought how good it would be if there were more of these...
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Offline davidwailing Reading The Atholl Expedition by Alex Roddie
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RE: Friend Request - new short story by David Wailing

(02 Sep 2012 04:56 PM)cecilia_writer Wrote:  This is excellent news - I've only just read 'Timeline' and I thought how good it would be if there were more of these...

I found your superb review of Timeline today - thank you so much! Yes, these stories are all part of the Auto series which will eventually be compiled to form part of a full-length novel next year.
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