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Inner Mind/Outer Space: Four Short Stories and a Novelette by the Author of Alien Within, by Karen Forrester (0:53)

Today we see that if you echo a well-known phrase, you should either match it or subvert it – not fall between the two. What I gleaned about the stories:…

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Short Stories Part 1., by L.L. Caulton (1:16)

Today we see that issues common to one point-of-view are equally distracting when they occur in others. What I gleaned about the stories: Postmen, alarm clocks, and other normal trappings…

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Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay, by Barry Ergang (1:42)

Today we see that if reading your first sentence feels like being nailed by a truck load of nine irons, readers might take a powder on the rest. What I…

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Everblossom: A Short Story and Poetry Anthology, by Larissa Hinton (2:37)

Today we see that the road to pronouns must be paved with concrete. What I gleaned about the stories: When a face gets slapped, it’s a grim sight whether it’s…

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Short Stories: Volume 1, by Liam Mor (1:10)

Today we see that if your formatting makes reading the page feel like wading through a swamp, readers might give up and head to shore. What I gleaned about the…