Short Frictions

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Robots, aliens, vampires and evil corporations (wait, we already said vampires, didn’t we) will thrill you in this collection of short stories. More

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About Rachel Lynn Brody

Rachel Lynn Brody is an award-winning writer who also works as an editor and arts critic. She started publishing at the age of 14 and hasn't stopped since.

Rachel writes short stories, novellas, plays, theater reviews, blogs and more. She is constantly connected, and usually works on anywhere from one to five projects at a time. She lives in New York City and is originally from Western New York. In between, she spent five years living in the UK (London and Edinburgh). The UK was fantastic.

By day, Rachel works as a fashion copywriter for a major American department store. Evenings, she can be found on Twitter (@girl_onthego), where she has lots of opinions and isn't shy about sharing them. She likes to have adventures (check out her blog on learning how to butcher her own dinner) and travel.

The plays and short stories available here include romantic comedy, drama, children's theater, speculative fiction and science fiction, and more.


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Review by: Sare Liz Gordy on Aug. 18, 2014 :
Brody's book of short stories - some creepy, some thought provoking, all deliciously outlandish - lives up to its name. Short bits of friction, just enough to weird you out, ruffle your feathers, or make you think, 'well, yes that is the logical conclusion of making corporations people, too.'

My absolute favorite of the collection is 'Seven-Year Glitch', partially because I love androids (and this explains my second favorite, 'Sweetheart'), and partially because I love the question of what makes us human and what defines humanity. Can non-humans have or show humanity? Because certainly actual humans can lack it...

I think the story that creeped me out the most wasn't, as I would have suspected, 'Blutnacht', but actually '39.99'. Corporations are way scarier than vampires, any day. I realize that now.

And in the spirit of transparency, I tell you that I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Which this is.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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