Twice as Bright

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
A flash story to fit into your coffee break. Ever wondered why time seems to be running increasingly fast?
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 870
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301778270
About Jen Cole

Jen Cole is an Aussie primary school teacher who in recent years has begun writing fiction for both children and adults.

Her first novel, Play or Die - a thriller in which a girl finds herself forced into a bizarre game, can be purchased at Amazon.com (Click the 'Where to buy in print' link below.)

Two of her children’s stories, 'Killer App' and 'Swarm', written under the pseudonym, S. Carey, appear in Penguin Australia's 2013 Eerie Series. They are available in bookstores as a paperbacks and through the Apple ibooks store and Amazon.com as ebooks.

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Reviews

Review by: Francis W. Porretto on May 10, 2014 :
I never expected to encounter a story that dramatizes Parkinson’s First Law (“Work expands to fill the time available for its completion”), but here it is – and it’s a winner.

The technique employed in this brief piece is impressive, but even more so is its deftness of emotional evocation. Who among us, after all, has not wished for more time? And how many of us, offered the choice between immortality and glory, would choose the latter?

I’ll be reading more of Miss Cole’s work.
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Review by: M. Brown on March 19, 2014 :
Interesting ideas in a very well written story. Thank you for letting me reading this!
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Review by: Robin Xavier Fontaine on June 18, 2013 :
An apt subject for flash fiction. Usually, in people's lives, the older they get and the less time they have left, the more they accomplish. A nifty little ending, too.
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Review by: Lotta Bangs on March 26, 2013 :
Thought-provoking and delightfully well written.
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Review by: Robin Gilbert on Feb. 25, 2013 :
An awesome little tale!
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Review by: Tracy R. Atkins on Feb. 21, 2013 :
Twice as Bright is a wonderful short story that only takes a few moments to read, but will leave you thinking afterwards. Time really does seem to flow faster as life goes on, and when we are constrained by it, we become creative with what we have left. Though the characters of the story are delightfully ambiguous in the story, the reasoning is clear and interesting. Tightly written, this is well worth your time, especially as a bed-time story to ponder for a while.
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