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Sliced and Diced: A collection of dark and twisted short stories, by Joan De La Haye (40:00)

Today we see that humor can make dark stories seem even darker. What I gleaned about the stories: If someone secretly hates the gift you got them, them sharing it…

Time Code: The Best Collection of 52 Stories You Should Be Reading This Year, by Charles Eugene Anderson (0:36)

Today we see that if you’re going to put not one, but two claims of excellence in your subtitle, you’d really better deliver the goods. What I gleaned about the…

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Grave Clouds: & Other Dark Tales, by John Allen (1:04)

Today we see that frequent inconsistencies combine to erode the reader’s confidence in the author. What I gleaned about the stories: Self-destructing media are a powerful inspiration for an author….

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Dislocations: Fictions, by Windsor Harries (4:37)

Today we see that if you have to explain your description then you’re calling somebody an idiot: either the reader or yourself. And neither case is good for the relationship….

Cabals of Blood: Tales of Cosmic Horror, by Richard Klu (8:45)

Today we see that a single misplaced comma can be enough of a bump to derail a reader. What I gleaned about the stories: If you really want to be…

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