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Crimson Night and Other Short Stories, by Jaron Camp (1:12)

Today we see that a typographical error can trick the reader into expecting a different story from the one they get.

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Dark Corners, by Kelsi Summers (1:30)

Today we see that even if readers don’t know the relevant rules, awkward nuances can still be jarring. Sometimes jarring enough to break immersion.

Cheer Up, Jimmy: 3 Melancholy Short Stories, by Dania Sonin (1:31)

Today we see that if you lose the reader’s trust once, they hold the rest of the book to a higher standard.

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Cosmic Seasoning: A collection of short stories by L. G. Keltner (2:32)

Today we see that if you tell readers they might not like your work, they may take your advice.

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Black Cat Tales: Black Anne and Other Short Stories, by Andy Morris (0:56)

Today we see that if your first paragraph loses the reader, the rest don’t matter.