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Like Life Itself: Ten Short Stories, by BP Broome (4:07)

Today we see that typesetting conventions keep the text out of the reader’s way. What I gleaned about the stories: If it exists, someone will pay for video of it….

A Goldfish Mastermind Named Benedict Cumberbatch & the League of Domesticated Assassins: And Other Unexpected Tales, by Mark R Morris Jr (1:11)

Today we see that distractions compound exponentially. What I gleaned about the stories: Being on the safe side of a sealed airlock but not being able to stay there can…

Scaring the Crows: 21 Tales for Noon or Midnight, by Gregory Miller (10:13)

Today we see that if you tell readers too loudly that your book is great, they’ll assume you don’t trust your stories to stand on their own. What I gleaned…

Just a Little Terrible, by Vincent V. Cava (1:34)

Today we see that distracting formatting can prevent a reader from even remembering your prose. What I gleaned about the stories: True evil is not raised to brush its teeth…

Power for Two Minutes and Other Unrealities, by Mjke Woods (1:18)

Today we see that if your front matter contradicts your cover and blurb, readers are trained to mistrust you even before they start reading. What I gleaned about the stories:…