Tag Archives: collection

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…

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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…

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Eight Unreal Stories, by John Carter (1:42)

Today we see that an error can hit harder if readers think you aren’t the sort of author who’d make it. What I gleaned about the stories: The protagonists of…

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Disturbed: A collection of five disturbing tales, by Michael Riddell and JJ Riddell (0:38)

Today we see that if the copyright declaration (where every word matters) contains multiple basic issues, readers will assume the rest of the book is even less polished. What I…

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Crime, Conflict & Consequences: Short Stories 1, by Heather Burnside (1:35)

Today we learn that your typography should be invisible. When it becomes noticeable, it has stopped doing its job. What I gleaned about the stories: Sometimes someone somewhere knows to…