Something Borrowed, Something Blew

Rated 3.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Never complain about your luck, at least it's yours.
Even if it is ALL bad.

One day you MIGHT get a break! More
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Words: 770
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310487293
About Ray Daley

Ray Daley was born in Coventry & still lives there. He served 6 yrs in the RAF as a clerk & spent most of his time in a Hobbit hole in High Wycombe. He is a published poet & has been writing stories since he was 10. His current dream is to eventually finish the Hitch Hikers fanfic novel he's been writing since 1986.

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Review by: David Blake on July 20, 2014 :
Yes, the title I like. But I'm not sure it's a good idea to come up with a good title and then make up a story as you go along to try to fit that title, as the writer suggests in his after-notes.
Nevertheless, that's what he has done and he's managed a short story which is both rounded and readable. The in-story narrator has character and motive behind his actions.
My main gripe, I suppose, is the writing style. Works where a solitary character is rather conveniently thinking a complete story back to themselves never sit comfortably with me. And the story is all explanation of motives and actions, there's no description to speak of. Reading this story, I may be put in the mindset of the man, but in no way am I put in the places he's in, as I'm given no idea what his environment looks, sounds, smells or feels like. Unfortunately it smacks of lazy writing. I've not read any other works by this writer - I shall try some, but I hope he doesn't deploy this style as the norm.
As for the idea of borrowing/stealing a faulty spacecraft, that's been done before - not least in one of the most famous entries in the sci-fi canon, Doctor Who.
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Review by: James Jenkins on June 01, 2014 :
Another fun story by author
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Review by: Shayne T Wright on May 18, 2014 :
A devilish short story with great sarcastic humour…
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