Tag Archives: paranormal

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Amber Fang 3: Revenge, by Arthur Slade (0:53)

Today we see that an uneven tone can be disorienting, especially on the first page. What I gleaned about the story: Our heroine, a vampire, is on a sunny beach….

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The Chained Adept, by Karen Myers (4:50)

Today we learn that it’s hard to engage with a story when the narrator won’t tell the reader what’s going on.

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Black Cat Tales: Black Anne and Other Short Stories, by Andy Morris (0:56)

Today we see that if your first paragraph loses the reader, the rest don’t matter.

Pushing up the Digits, by Pascal Inard (8:12)

Today we see that with an unknown publisher/author, variations in formatting come across as inexperience rather than intent.

Skeletal, by Katherine Hayton (27:41)

Today we see that when repeated word patterns are persistent, immersion is impossible once you’ve noticed them.