So Five Minutes Ago

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Set against the backdrop of a strip club on Halloween, urban fantasy: "So Five Minutes Ago" pokes good-natured fun at the trends of today's society, while skirting the more serious issues of outsourced and obsolete American workers. (short story)

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About Karen Robiscoe

"Good Penny" 05/14. Villanelle published in Steam Ticket Journal: A Third Coast Review

"Word Mosaics" 01/14 --chapbook by Fowlpox Press

“Fairy Tale Hive” 10/2013 – 12 poem limerick series in Bohemia Journal

"Silent Night" short fiction published in KY Story's Scary Story Anthology 9/2013

"The Poseidon Adventure" poem published 9/2013 in Bohemia Journal

“Tossed & Found” short story–in 07/2013 print/e-Book edition: Dark Light 3 (CH & BB Publishing)

"Santa Barbara White Fire Nearly Contained"--05/31/2013 news article syndicated on Yahoo News Network

"What Happens in Vegas"--05/2013 short story print edition PstD Volume #3 (Postscripts to darkness)

1 of 2 Featured Literary Artists in 9/1/2012 edition of: Art4TheHomeless Webzine

Qualified in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Awards 2012 - General Fiction category.

Semi-Finals in SFWPA annual writing contest 2009 (excerpt)

Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest 78th Annual Writing Contest, 2009, Mainstream Literary Division (excerpt)

"Wash Day"--6/2012 poem e-published by: Handful of Dust

"To Jabberwock from Charon: Wherever I May Find You"--10/2011, creative non fiction-e-published by: The Whistling Fire

"New Shoes"--06/2008 poem published by: SPECTRUM Anthology at UCSB, edition CLVV

"The Write Ingredients"--06/2007 poem published by: SPECTRUM Anthology at UCSB, edition CLVIV

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Reviews

Review by: Kevin Cooper on Feb. 17, 2014 :
If you like ‘tongue in cheek’ comedy, Karen’s short story is a must! She sets the scene in a night-club on Halloween. We run into all kinds of characters dressed up and chatting as the narrator, wittingly pokes fun at some quite serious issues against the backdrop of American society. A fun read.
(review of free book)

Review by: J.M. Hardin on Sep. 18, 2013 :
Using Halloween at a strip club as a backdrop this short story pokes fun at trends in the world today. Despite the setting this isn’t a “dirty” book and while some may be offended at some of the scenery Robiscoe uses to make you feel like you’re a part of the story I still recommend it. This writer goes on the list of authors I want to read more from.
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