Tag Archives: thriller

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….

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…

Her demonic Angel: and other short stories, by Joy Mutter (0:32)

Today we see that adjectives have a proper ordering and sound wrong when that’s violated. [See here for details.] What I gleaned about the stories: The tendency of teenagers to…

Flash Fiction, by Richard Dee (2:28)

Today we see that background details are supposed to stay in the background. What I gleaned about the stories: Civilization, that structure that provides sufficient elevation above immediate survival that…