Archive for August, 2015

Starship Security

Cedric Barnes, Barney to his friends, stood in a ten by ten formation with 99 other recruits, excited, nervous, and wondering for the 147th time why the hell he’d chosen to sign up for Fleet. Sure, “Join the Fleet and see the Galaxy!” sounded really good, certainly better than the dead end job he’d been working, but still, was traveling
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The Art of the Short Story: Reading and Writing

I’ve been reading a lot of short stories lately and I have a question. Writing a short story takes  a special skill set, but does reading them take a special skill set as well? Do some stories fail for us because we fail to read them as they were meant, or are some fatally flawed in themselves? For the last
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