Tag Archives: science fiction

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Above Ground, by A.M. Harte (5:50)

Today we see that when the same problem recurs so often that instances start singing to you in mocking tones, it’s time to close the book.

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Stories From Social Media, by Ray Daley (0:55)

Today we see that readers reaching the end of your story isn’t a victory if they leave feeling cheated. What I gleaned about the stories: However train tracks are arranged,…

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Download Initializing, by Adam Myhr (9:19)

Today we see that a little professional editing goes a long way. What I gleaned about the story: Petra—backed up by her remote partner in crime, Fritz—is on site at…

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My Short Story Collection, by Barry Lee Jones (0:42)

Today we see that if you tell readers the story situation is boring, they just might believe you. What I gleaned about the stories: Radical change most often occurs as…

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Evenings with Littleberry and Other Short Stories, by A.S. Morrison (1:28)

Today we see that if an error is famous enough to have a well-known name, readers will make the mark against your prose both larger and blacker. What I gleaned…