The Story

Rated 4.83/5 based on 6 reviews
A cautionary short tale of the dangers of promiscuous bibilophilia.

An 800 word short story.
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  • Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
  • Words: 860
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781452353104
Tags: fantasy
About Gareth Lewis

Gareth Lewis has written a number of novels and shorter works in a few genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers. A programmer, he has a degree in computer studies, and lives in South Wales.

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Review by: tomjamin on Sep. 4, 2016 :
A cute trick of a short story.
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Review by: James Jenkins on Oct. 16, 2014 : (no rating)
I did not really get anything out of this one. It was neither good nor bad, it ust did not speak to me personally.
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Review by: David Blake on July 29, 2014 :
I'm in full agreement with all the other reviews so far. A flawless classic. Top marks, and thanks for sharing.
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Review by: Logan Branjord on Feb. 28, 2012 :
The language alone would have earned 5 stars. Each paragraph is a short story. How did you pack all of this into 800 words? Everyone should dedicate 5 minutes to this little chunk of suspense.
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Review by: Franz McLaren on Jan. 20, 2011 :
This story about a story made me want ot ignore the warning of its decription and read the story that so haunted the teller. THis tale is masterfully written. Thank you.
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Review by: Francis W. Porretto on May 17, 2010 :
Exceptionally clever! It put me in mind of Robert W. Chambers's classic collection The King In Yellow, wherein a seemingly innocuous two-act play induces madness, often suicidal, in all who read it.

This piece is especially relevant given the contemporary fascination with memetic propagation. One thesis is that ideas use people as their vectors -- and that people were "developed" specifically for that duty. Bizarre, but not entirely unthinkable. Indeed, having allowed myself to dwell on the possibility afresh, I find myself compelled to discuss it with others...
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Review by: Nathan Henrion on April 14, 2010 :
I really dug this short. Ambiguous, it makes the mind wander, which is always a good thing. Highly recommend checking this out.
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