Tag Archives: thriller

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Girl Fights Back, by Jacques Antoine (6:25)

Today we see that when your protagonist gets too pushy, your readers’ suspension of disbelief pushes back.

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Junk and Other Short Stories, by Duncan James (1:12)

Today we see that a change in format conveys meaning; and if it doesn’t convey something about the story, it conveys something about the author instead.

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.

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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Selected Short Stories featuring Analog Memory, by Nicolas Wilson (1:59)

Today we see that some aspects of real human conversation, when rendered in fiction, make the story difficult to follow.