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Lily Marin: three short steampunk stories, by Paul Kater (1:21)

Today we see that focusing on minutia can damage the reader’s trust as much as leaving out key details. What I gleaned about the stories: If you’re a singer in…

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Comedy Shorts: Four Short Stories….., by Robin Storey (2:30)

Today we see that commas are not the only punctuation that can get repetitive. What I gleaned about the stories: Sometimes comedy opens with a funeral rather than ending with…

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Inner Mind/Outer Space: Four Short Stories and a Novelette by the Author of Alien Within, by Karen Forrester (0:53)

Today we see that if you echo a well-known phrase, you should either match it or subvert it – not fall between the two. What I gleaned about the stories:…

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Short Stories Part 1., by L.L. Caulton (1:16)

Today we see that issues common to one point-of-view are equally distracting when they occur in others. What I gleaned about the stories: Postmen, alarm clocks, and other normal trappings…

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Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay, by Barry Ergang (1:42)

Today we see that if reading your first sentence feels like being nailed by a truck load of nine irons, readers might take a powder on the rest. What I…