You are cordially invited to the party of the season where you’ll meet Constance and friends in action.
Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends a get together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes.
The Big Event is first part in a short story series about the importance of being ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.
A Gorgeous venue, A room full of friends, what could possibly go wrong?
Anne is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews. She loves all things books, reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.
When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets.
Originally from Peterborough. Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has had a number of IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.
I do not really read short stories, I am not too sure why not to be honest I suppose it’s just not my usual and you know how it is with leaving your comfort zone. But, after reading The Big Event, it has changed this and has encouraged me to look into reading more short stories. It would certainly fit into my current situation with having two children under the age of three.
From reading this story, it certainly is a true reflection of life on social media. The only social media I do partake in is Twitter and Instagram which is all linked into my blog. I do not do Facebook, I never have and never will. I get there is a place in society for it, it is just not for me. I don’t need to know what everyone is doing everyday of their lives it just gets a bit much. It is certainly entertaining when friends of mine say, they have all of these “friends” on Facebook – who they don’t really know or have ever met. I have certainly recommened this story to them.
This story reflected how empowering people can be without even realising and the importance they may have in a persons life which I found myself empowering. In addition, how your behaviour not just in person but via social media could have an impact on others.
Anne’s own personal website is available here or via Twitter @annejohnligali.
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