Jun. 26th, 2014

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Now the actual short story category. These are a couple to 15 pages on the ebook reader, which are pretty close to the size of book pages.

Swirsky writes a lament from a woman on her fiancee's death bed--if her love had been a dinosaur instead of paleontologist, he would not have let those drunken thugs beat him to death. Seems weirdly anti-intellectual and sexist (why does the woman want to be a flower and be defended by a scary dinosaur of a man?) which I wouldn't expect from Rachel Swirsky. The writing style is meant to be poetic, but it doesn't make up for the whole thing feeling wrong to me.
divisionsandprecisions: (dry)
Ice water mysteriously falls out of nowhere onto anyone who tells a lie. But not if one is intentionally misleading or vague, so it doesn't make you more moral, just careful. Not sure how this relates to the main character coming out to his family, because he was still able to hide is orientation for years despite the difficulty in telling lies.

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