Reality Check

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How can we tell what is real? We only know reality by what our senses tell us, but what if our senses are being manipulated or bypassed? Ted thought he had it figured, but he was wrong. Or was he? This mind-bending science fiction horror short story first appeared in Barbaric Yawp, volume 12, number 3, July 2008.
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Published: March 29, 2013
Words: 1,860
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301904587
About Rik Hunik

I’m fifty-six years old. I live in Quesnel, BC with my wife Jo and a 17-pound, blue-eyed, white cat named Mister. I mostly build houses and shops to earn a living but I’ve written dozens of fantasy stories, including horror, sword & sorcery, mystery, humor, erotica, and science fiction, frequently combining genres. Twenty-six have been published in small press magazines and e-zines, from the 200-word "The Hole" in Ascent Aspirations, to the 10,000-word novelette "Levels" in Buzzy Mag, published in May, 2012. My high score is four stories to Barbaric Yawp.
I also dabble in art and photography. I build inukshuks and sell them in a local craft shop. I take photographs of them and photoshop them into art prints.
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Review by: Michael Carter on Nov. 07, 2013 : star star star star
A clever story about the nature of reality. Well-written and well constructed, this is worth ten minutes of your time.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on May 13, 2013 : star star star star star
I really loved this short tale of virtual reality buggering about with the brain of some poor guy. From Thrag's mighty beginnings to Major Ted Tripp's reality check, this was a exellent "future shock" to rival one of 2000 AD's very own classics.
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