Small Graces

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Grace crash lands on an alien world to discover she's not alone. Short science fiction story. About 1100 words. Free.
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Published: June 30, 2011
Words: 4,880
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466014985
About M. Pax

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M. Pax is author of the sci-fi series, The Backworlds, and the new adult science fiction fantasy The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. A Browncoat and SG fan, she’s also slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. In the summers she docents as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory where the other astronomers now believe she has the most extensive collection of moon photos in existence. No fear, there will be more next summer. She lives in stunning Central Oregon with the Husband Unit and two lovely, spoiled cats.

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Review by: Amie Salmon on Oct. 07, 2011 : star star star star star
Great piece, love the writing style and thought the emotion was strong. My only criticism - I would love to read more.
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Review by: Rekha Seshadri on Oct. 04, 2011 : star star star star star
This is a beautiful, intriguing read. As every science fiction aficionado will attest, the story has to be believable in the outer world reality. And M.Pax succeeds in this, I hope to read her novelette Semper Audicia soon.
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Review by: Mike on Sep. 05, 2011 : star star star
I'm not really sure what to make of Small Graces, it certainly painted a beautiful landscape and you can not help but resonate with Grace's epiphany. Perhaps that was enough after all this is just a nibble of what Mary has to offer so perhaps the fault is mine:)
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Review by: B. N. Hutchinson on Aug. 10, 2011 : star star star star star
This story was a very fun read, with a totally surprise ending. I’m not giving it away. You can really feel the character and feel for her also. This little piece of flash fiction did just what it is supposed to do. Thanks M. Pax!
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Review by: Allan Douglas on Aug. 04, 2011 : star star star star star
I read Small Graces last nightand enjoyed it very much. It is a well written story with an interesting concept. I found it to be great fiction in a bite size serving. Yes, it does leave you wanting more, but isn't that what flash fiction is for: an appetizer leading to the main course? I'm now looking forward to her longer works.
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Review by: Libby Heily on July 12, 2011 : star star star star star
This was a great piece of flash fiction. I like the inventiveness of the metal exoskeleton. I like guessing what's next, if there's a twist. Ultimately, it's a glance into a person's life under pressure, and the sci-fi elements are on point.
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Review by: Mark Jacobs on July 03, 2011 : star star star star star
A nicely written Flash Fiction Science Fiction Tale. Reminds me of James Tiptree Jr's (Alice Sheldon) "Love is the plan the plan is death".
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Review by: Ernest Winchester on June 30, 2011 : star star star
Not bad, but leaving the reader wanting a whole lot more.
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