Tag Archives: mystery

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A Very Short Collection of Shorts, by Rebecca Welch (1:15)

Today we see that stereotypes can work against you. What I gleaned about the stories: Words pass under eyes. Form sentences. Pages turn. The reader is unsettled before they know…

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Trio: Three Short Stories, by Danielle de Valera (1:00)

Today we see that if syntax out of order your is, readers will assume either that you are Master Yoda, or that you didn’t hire an editor. What I gleaned…

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Waiter! There’s a Clue in My Soup, by Camille Leguire (40:00)

Today we see that readers are more likely to accept a large bundle of facts if they’re presented in a natural way. What I gleaned about the stories: Throughout history,…

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Short Stories of the Twenty-first Century, by Prescott Fry (1:14)

Today we see that if readers have been primed to expect exuberant and flowery prose, then they are less likely to automatically discard humorous misinterpretations without even realising. What I…

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Ghost Stories, by Ron Ripley (1:33)

Today we see that telling readers something they can easily work out on their own can destroy a mental image as easily as missing out a key detail. What I…