Tag Archives: dark fantasy

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The Apples of Idunn: Eschaton Cycle, by Matt Larkin (40:00)

Today we see that when your marketing matches your book, it will hook readers who love your book. What I gleaned about the story: Odin’s father has died, leaving him…

While the Black Stars Burn, by Lucy A. Snyder (40:00)

Today we see that if two stories are in the same collection, readers will carry information from one into another.

Honest Fibs, by Nicholas C. Rossis (40:00)

Today we see that every time a reader needs to unravel the formatting, immersion falters. What I gleaned about the stories: The tall tales people tell each other can be…

Ignifer Tales, by Michael John Grist (2:16)

Today we see that if you evoke a sense of immediate and visceral horror in the reader, they will be confused if your characters then seem bored. What I gleaned…

Damage, by Stephen Shea (40:00)

Today we see that dread does not come from a firehose. It trickles at us with surgical precision, dripped in tiny installments from an eye dropper.