Unwritten Rules of Impossible Things

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
What if someone - or something - stole one of your days? Just one, and you didn't know why, or what they had done with your life in that time? Young Philip Galvez and his friend Marcus Holmes found out for themselves when they decided to discover why there was a giant stuffed moose in a house down the road.
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About Tom Lichtenberg

I've written a lot of stories, and one thing I've learned is that stories have a life. They want to be read, and they're brought to life by readers. Readers give them meaning, give them substance and fulfill their destinies. Stories aren't picky about who reads them. They welcome everyone. Money means nothing to them - they don't care how much the reader paid and they equally don't care how much the author made. Stories want to live and they want to be a part of your life. I often think of them as like paper boats you place upon a stream. You never know where they'll end up!

"Author of curiously engaging novellas. His stories are not driven by action but by mood and metaphysics. His premises often begin with fairly standard, often vaguely science-fiction concepts, but he spins those concepts out into melancholy, thoughtful tales in which he explores the emotion and (often) dislocation that people feel when confronted by something outside their normal experience." - Devon Kappa

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James Jenkins reviewed on Nov. 15, 2014

The title and intro are accurate introductions to the story, the cover picture, not so much. The Author might consider borrowing part of this CC picture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_kudu#mediaviewer/File:Male_greater_kudu.jpg for the cover.

It is strange story, that all sticks together well. Well thought out and executed.
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Nora Black reviewed on Nov. 3, 2011

some people should run countries, some should run the universe, some should write fiction. Only u should do all 3.
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Nora Black reviewed on Nov. 3, 2011
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some people should run countries, others the universe, and some people should write books. Only u in a 1 000 000 should do all 3.
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Francis W. Porretto reviewed on Sep. 21, 2010

Yet another Tom Lichtenberg bizarretude!

"Unwritten Rules of Impossible Things" is deliberately written breezily, even incoherently. Since Tom appears to have been set on writing something that could only make sense to him, he must have decided to set aside coherence fairly early in the game. The narrative breaks most of the rules for effective fiction written in the third person, yet remains oddly, charmingly involving throughout.

There are a couple of errors: one or two missing words, one or two extra ones. Well, nobody's perfect. But the story is a chuckler / headscratcher hybrid, the sort of thing one finishes and says, "Well that was fun...but what the hell was it about?"
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