Stories About Things

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Death preserved forever in drops of maple syrup - a name just out of reach - a bear's growl - a door that leads to... nowhere, and a man who walks through it.

These are the stories of things: some just this side of reality, some just that side of... somewhere else.
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About Aelius Blythe

Orbiting a G2 star on the crust of a medium-sized planet mostly covered by water, is a prolific species that is largely not aquatic. Aelius Blythe is a member of this species.

In between being non-aquatic and orbiting G2 stars, Aelius Blythe writes stories, blogs, and does pirate stuff.

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A.M. Harte reviewed on on Feb. 9, 2012

I downloaded this book for free from Smashwords and read through the entire collection

Well-written, bite-sized, imaginative flash fiction which serve as an ideal introduction to Blythe's work.

The anthology is separated into two parts: contemporary stories (about things of this world), and speculative stories (about fairies and things of other worlds).

All the 13 stories feature striking and evocative writing, but also fairly unusual characters and plots -- an old man who becomes so obsessed with time travel that his own life passes him by, a widow consumed by grief for her late husband, and a man addicted to maple syrup who is struggling to remember his dark past.

My personal favourite was the autumnal story "Leaves of Trees", which was unexpectedly sinister and very imaginative.

Recommended for those looking for a quick and thought-provoking read.
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