The Perfect Totem

Rated 4.67/5 based on 4 reviews
Selling people new totem animals to solve their personality problems isn't a great way to make a living, but Sue doesn't complain until she gets a particularly annoying repeat customer. How many problems--and avatar animals--can one man possibly have? Originally published in New Fables #3 and podcast on Anthro Dreams.

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Words: 2,340
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458044686
About M.C.A. Hogarth

Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since. She has been many things—-web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist—-but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human and otherwise.

Her fiction has variously been recommended for a Nebula, a finalist for the Spectrum, placed on the secondary Tiptree reading list and chosen for two best-of anthologies; her art has appeared in RPGs, magazines and on book covers.

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Reviews

Review by: Elizabeth McCoy on July 21, 2011 :
Okay, you might laugh out loud, or you might just snicker to yourself, but it's funny. If you have ever had to deal with an ungrateful clientele... Yeah, you'll probably like this one. I'm still snickering to myself, couple days after I finally read it.

(And yup, there's not much else one can say without spoiling the punchline.)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Rowyn on May 04, 2011 :
Entertaining, quick-paced, and witty, with a good punchline. Not the sort of story you want to take seriously. :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Anke Wehner on April 04, 2011 :
Brilliantly funny. I can't think what to write further that won't spoil it, sorry.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Conrad Wong on April 01, 2011 : (no rating)
An amusing short story, but a bit of a shaggy dog - pun intended. ;) I always enjoy the 'magic store' type of stories, where "caveat emptor" takes on new meanings.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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