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Letter
« on: October 26, 2010, 07:10:58 PM »
Letter

By Tim Pratt
Read by Dave Thompson
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Re: Letter
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 09:59:47 PM »
I'm trying to think of a way to say that I liked this because it reminded me of something I'd write without saying that I liked it because it reminded me of something I'd write because that's kind of egocentric.  I get that feeling a lot when reading Tim Pratt, though.

It would totally have been right at home on Mirrorshards, is all I'm saying.
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Re: Letter
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 10:47:57 PM »
This was fluffy and disturbing at the same time. Wonderful!!

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Re: Letter
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 08:48:10 AM »
This was fun, and I liked it.  Which will come as a shock to everyone, I'm sure, since Pratt's my favorite short story writer. 

The absurd occurrences reminded me a bit of "Fourteen Experiments in Postal Delivery".  In a good way.  Especially the finding of an island under there (in 14 Experiments, someone mailed the country of Spain if I remember correctly).

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Re: Letter
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 06:39:20 PM »
I'm trying to think of a way to say that I liked this because it reminded me of something I'd write without saying that I liked it because it reminded me of something I'd write because that's kind of egocentric.  I get that feeling a lot when reading Tim Pratt, though.

It would totally have been right at home on Mirrorshards, is all I'm saying.

I bet you'll be pleased to hear the story made me think of "Fetch", mostly thanks to its tone.

I get the feeling "Letter" would have done very, very well if it had been submitted to the PodCastle flash contest.  Woulda been a Final Round contender, at the very least.
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