S. A. Barton

Biography

S. A. Barton was, up until the end of the summer of '12, one of the legion of retail workers struggling to keep his big dreams alive in an often uncooperative world.

Now... full time author and grad school student. The days are full of writing, for one reason or the other. It's the end of keeping dreams on life support and the beginning of them waking from a coma.

Next project: learning to fly.

Where to find S. A. Barton online


Books

Adventure Club
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Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hays is a very peaceful man in a very peaceful world. When he digs into the conflicted past, he discovers some very unsettling things about humanity...and he also discovers Anjelle, who will give him a closer look at the unsettling elements of humanity's past than he'd like. Adventure Club is a short story of about 1200 words.
Down on the Farm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the not-so-far future, one of the few middle-class professions left is organ farming—growing extra human organs in your own body for transplant. Unfortunately, these extra organs make a person a prime target for organleggers. And if you manage to escape an organlegger, some of them can be terribly vengeful and persistent…
The Tomatoes Bloom in Winter
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Tomatoes Bloom in Winter is the story of a widower who is struggling to adapt to life alone. When, in the winter, his tomato plant begins to grow verdant again, the tomatoes it yields when the snow falls may just break him out of his solitude… if they don’t destroy him in the process. Tomatoes is a novelette of just over 7500 words.
Riding the Drone
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Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
'Nobody gets blown up in the Air Force,' the legless Army vet who hung out in the public library all day used to tell him. Find out if that's true or not. "Riding the Drone" is a very short story of about 1150 words.
Half Sour, Half Sweet
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
David Brown is a lonely 70 year old man driving into the country to fish in a trout stream behind the house he grew up in. A place he hasn’t seen in a half-century or more. But of course, there’s more to it than that. While fishing, he notices something that he should have found when he was a child, and it opens up a whole new range of regrets to David… and magical opportunity.
Two Fantasy Endings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Two Fantasy Endings contains two short fantasy stories. In the first, "All But One", the human race pursues the elves to the edge of extinction. As all seems lost, there is one final chance for survival. In the second, "Winter Turns to Spring", a band of adventurers seeks out a senile mage for help to complete a quest. Perhaps, just perhaps, the old mage has a final bit of magic left to him.
Ice Age, Space Age
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ice Age, Space age is a collection of thirteen stories previously released as ebook singles, together under a single cover. The stories range from the most recent ice age to farther in the future than the human race is now from the dawn of civilization -- strange times, strange people; but however removed in time the people in these stories may be, their basic humanity still shines through.
Male Mary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
ADULT CONTENT: frequent references to male genitalia. Adult imagery. NOT erotica, NO sexual content. Male Mary is the story of a woman in the near future who uses a prescription drug to grow male genitalia for an upcoming date. The medication is safe and effective... UNLESS you don't follow directions. Male Mary is a short story of about 4,000 words.
Prairie and Stars
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Evan has been exploring the galaxy for most of his long, long life--thousands of years. Although nobody has found intelligent life, there has been grass on nearly every Earthlike planet. It's a great mystery that Evan is about to unravel. On the way, he'll discover even more--including, unexpectedly, about himself. Prairie and Stars is a novelette of about 10,300 words.
Blood on the Corn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Blood on the Corn follows two policemen who aren't quite policemen as they investigate a murder that isn't quite a murder. Their real mission might be familiar to humans, but it's not for their eyes at all. Blood on the Corn is a short story, about 3200 words.
Spoken Wood
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Randall encounters an alien being deep in the forest, he finds himself struggling to understand what they are and what they intend for Earth. How quickly he can understand may determine not the fate of the world, but of humanity itself.
The Unfettered Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
It is often said that wisdom comes with pain. Long ago in the north of the Indian subcontinent, a being of great wisdom arose. There is pain in his story, but perhaps the story we know is not all of the truth. Perhaps wisdom came at a greater price than we know. This is a vision of what it might have taken to bring it into the world. The Unfettered Dream is a short story of about 4,000 words.
Isolation And Other Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,000. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Isolation is a collection of stories --- two novellas, a novelette, and two short stories --- that relate to the isolation that we all feel from our fellow beings on occasion, and the belonging that we all seek. The stories: Isolation, Anticipation, The Flowers Of Dawn, Turn Me On, Down On The Farm.
Hey, Baby
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
If you meet a man dressed as Elvis in a Las Vegas casino in the middle of the night, that's not so strange. What is strange is when he tells you that he's a priest, that Elvis is Lord, and he's come from the future to find the truth of his scripture. Stranger still is when his religious rivals show up to express their disapproval...violently. Hey, Baby is a novelette of about 7600 words.
Pixel People
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Pixel People is a story of the last days of a war that has gone on so long that it has become ritual. Through the eyes of the dehumanized, we see what has become of the humanity of the participants---and what indestructible hope is still left to the members of a weary people. Pixel People is a short story of about 2,500 words.
My Name Is Gerald
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gerald is a lonely man, a shut-in who spends his time dreaming and watching the skies over his rural Nebraska hometown on the eve of the quincentennial. What he observes in those skies may lead him to find his own freedom... or into a new captivity. 'My Name Is Gerald' is a short story of about 5300 words.
3 From The Edge
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
'3 From The Edge' contains 2 short stories and 1 flash-length piece totaling about 6,500 words. These 3 stories depict events that bring the world rushing to the edge of enormous changes that will alter the lives of everyone on Earth forever... at the least.
Speed Glacier
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,360. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Speed Glacier is a farce of ecoterrorism and the human urge to belong. It brings together a very unlikely and slightly misnamed weapon with a group of individuals that seem just as unlikely... unless you've been paying attention to popular culture and/or the news. Speed Glacier is a novelette of about 12,000 words.
Child Full of Stars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet a man who is dying, face-down in an alley on a strange world, with a knife wound in his guts. He is surely doomed, until a child comes to help him. But why is this filthy street child helping him, and where will this child take him? The answers run deeper than the surface suggests, and this unlikely pair have more in common than you might think.
Socrates, Unafraid
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Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Join a teacher in a virtual world contemplating a hopeless future, reaching out to find a way to make a better world. Flash fiction, under 1,000 words.
Does Not Meet Our Needs
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Creative people often face a lot of rejection before their work reaches the public view. This is a story in rejection slips of one artist's journey.
Hunger
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,410. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Hunger is an anthology of short science fiction and fantasy stories. Each of them relates to the hungers that drive humanity--for food, for love, for power, for release from drudgery, or escape from times that have become too interesting. The stories in Hunger speak to the deep drives that move you, the appetites that lurk beneath the surface, struggling to emerge into the light.
A Hell of Heaven
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Willem has grown up in the City, an intensely crowded society in which no detail goes unmonitored and no deviation is tolerated. When he sees what is outside for the first time in his life, the sight will change him forever and introduce him to the unthinkable: another way of life.
Verbit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the competitive world of news podcasting, a young intern has to work hard to become a good reporter. When it comes time to get a job, however, it quickly becomes clear to one young man that just reporting the news isn't nearly good enough. Soon, his would-be employer will get far more than he bargained for...
Adversary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
For ten thousand years, the people of the habitats have lived in fear of Adversary, the focus of evil in the solar system. One family, however, has grown to doubt the truth of the old tales. The four of them will challenge evil itself with nothing but a single shuttle and their heretical curiosity...
In Memoriam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Clayton Taliaferro II is an idle man, living a life of solitary indulgence--though he has ideas for greater indulgence if he figures out how to get his hands on the full balance of his trust fund. When he eats a crayfish in a local restaurant and suddenly finds himself dreaming crayfish dreams, an awful idea begins to blossom in his mind...
Out Of The Cold
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
As the Ice Age comes to an end, Bear Paw and The People follow the glaciers as they retreat to the north. The ice and snow are all that they know, but they may learn something new when a strange spirit falls from its place among the stars...
Monkey Say
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"No interview has made me feel more awkwardly American than the capuchin monkey seated across the small stone table from me." I couldn't think of a better blurb than the lead-in sentence. Really, don't you want to read about what happens when a man interviews a monkey?
Dumbass
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Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When a boy grows up being told he's stupid constantly, there's great potential for things to go wrong later in life. When the young man he grows into discovers that he can read minds, that potential grows...
Ignorance of the Law
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.25 from 4 reviews)
When a pack of backwoods local yokels begin to lumber toward civilized space in their slapped-together warp speed jalopy, a working-Joe cop has to take action. He soon finds himself in the eternal dilemma of the policeman on the beat: how to strike a balance between justice and enforcing the letter of the law?
Outsourced
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Imagine life as a young man in a run-down neighborhood in a big city. There are few jobs to be had outside of crime and the future is bleak. Until, that is, a job opens up unexpectedly... but it's not on Earth and the boss isn't human. In fact, he's probably up to something he shouldn't be, but how can you tell?
Cat Zen
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Sit down with a man, a cat, and some Zen for about 600 words. You won't regret it.
Revolting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
There are moments upon which the future hinges. No matter the outcome, the world is a different place after they pass. These stories are about those moments, and the people who rise to the occasion... for good or ill. These five stories will take you from the distant past into the far future, and from the depths to the heights of the human spirit.
Everything Is So Different Now
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,060. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection contains stories and heroes dealing with big changes. From the end of the world to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, it's all about the struggle to transcend... or merely to survive.
Pig
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A vegan career woman has it ALL under control until her food begins begging for its life. If she ever hopes to eat again she'll have to dig deep for answers...
Nice Weather We're Having Today
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Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A small-town mayor and a drifter with an odd object in his pocket have a little chat about the dry summer. 'Nice Weather' is flash fiction, under 1000 words.
Go Into The Light
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dying slowly in the desert, trapped under a dune buggy: surely alien visitors can do nothing but improve the situation... right?
All Flesh Is Grass
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Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
When a producer of cloned meat gets tired of the business, things get either odd or delicious. You decide which.
Baby Wipes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 4 reviews)
William, a Chicago suburbanite living in the not-so-far future, suddenly finds himself dead. When he recovers, Chicago is gone, leaving only open prairie and an alien offering him a baby wipe to clean his face. This would be hard enough for anyone to deal with, but there's much more...
The Fourth Dog
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dusker is a traveling loner in a dangerous future, and he doesn't like surprises. When a fourth dog mysteriously joins the three trusted dogs he already keeps, he isn't happy-- but he's far less happy to discover unwelcome followers on his trail. Now he has two surprises to deal with at once...
Sexually Transmitted Intelligence
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a world of friendly aliens, Richard discovers that all of them are dying young as the result of an unsuspected sexually transmitted disease... and how to cure it. Soon, it will become a race to cure the cure before it destroys everything.
The Always-House People
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ba'el, a pre-historic youth, strikes out on a quest to prove his manhood to himself and to his clan. Soon, he will discover the truth behind the religion of his people. Soon after, he will lose everything... and so will all of humanity. The Always-House People is a short story of about 5600 words.
Dark
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.80 from 5 reviews)
The day Dan and Katrina begin their honeymoon cruise, the Sun begins to inexplicably dim. Soon, they will discover why...
All The Luck In The World
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Anthony discovers a vast power within him that can grant him his every wish, though little control over how he gets it. What will happen when, in a moment of grief at the loss of a loved one, he wishes for the impossible? All the Luck in the World is a novelette of about 9800 words.
Home On LaGrange
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
"I am Jorganhar 22bAR37m. I am lean and healthy. Welcome to LaGrange Market L-5 McLearen's World, how may I satisfy you today?"
Hits On Earth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Hits On Earth, alien websurfers arrive unannounced, and the relationship of one alien and one human will set the tone for the future of both species. Hits On Earth includes the bonus flash fiction piece Velocity, in which a message from an alien craft contains important information... but can it be decoded in time to act on it?
Bullets For Buddha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story duo: Bullets For Buddha in which an excess of zeal leads to the Dalai Lama hunted down by militants, and Looks Like God in which Jesus and several companions decide to take a second look at Earth.
Those Hands
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Richard was attacked as a young boy and has kept it a secret for decades... even from himself. When he has the chance to confront his attacker before the attack, it will change both of their lives forever. Warning: may contain triggers for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. NO explicit description of abuse.
Visions Of Odd
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A short anthology of flash fiction and vignettes, all speculative fiction, ranging from the edge of fantasy to the edge of the solar system. Visions Of Odd contains 7 stories totaling about 8400 words.
Mayflies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Being a vampire isn't easy, but being their food is harder still. When two vampires understand just how much they've taken from others, what will they give back-- and how?
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Smashwords book reviews by S. A. Barton

  • The Campsite on June 17, 2012

    Creepy, odd, fun. All the things I like in a good read. The middle seemed to sag a bit in some indefinable way... if I were writing this, I'd have been in a hurry to write that ending I like so much so maybe that explains it. I'd also have driven myself crazy trying to edit and re-edit that middle to work out that indefinable something, so it may be all for the best if I had simply gone ahead and published it... so goes my theory on what the author has done here. Having nitpicked quite a bit, I'm going to shut up and give this 5 stars.
  • The Star Creature on June 25, 2012

    Well and thoughtfully written and a joy to read. I see why it sold in '79, and it is still fresh today.
  • Green, a short story on Aug. 18, 2012

    It's hard to comment too deeply on the themes here without ruining the ending... I will say only that this story casts its net a little more broadly than I suspected it would when I began reading. An enjoyable read.
  • Mommy on Aug. 18, 2012

    Dark and powerful.
  • "Welcome to Hell. Would you like fries with that?" on Aug. 18, 2012

    I've knocked around a few different stations of the retail world, and I have had that day many times. "What, it's not over YET?" This story was simply that feeling distilled. Nice work.
  • Life's A Beach on Aug. 20, 2012

    A fun, light read with a pleasing twist. Quite enjoyable.
  • Siddhartha on Aug. 20, 2012

    Well, some say Zen is everything is Zen... Could use a little tweak on formatting, but nothing I couldn't look past. And that's only if it wasn't my reader being wonky, which is entirely possible. Good show.
  • Ramming Speed on Aug. 26, 2012

    Definitely a fun read, only slightly askew from the description. But then, descriptive blurbs are rarely right on the money, part of what they're there for is to be enticingly vague. A few minor typos survived editing. None are disastrous, chasing them down would improve basic readability a tad.
  • Scavenger on Oct. 04, 2012

    A fun little read with a smile at the end. Nice.
  • Forcipules on Dec. 08, 2012

    This is a fun read and strikes me as being true to its pulp inspiration. I'd like to say more but I don't want to ruin the ending for anyone. If you're reading this review, read this story. Unless you have a centipede phobia.
  • Hovering on July 29, 2013

    An enjoyable vignette written in a style that fits the events it depicts well. As with any vignette, what plot there is, is mainly filled in by your own imagination. But do read to experience the setting, to think about the issues the story raises, and to feel the emotions it evokes.