The Pinocchio Complex

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
“The Pinocchio Complex,” is a 2000 word retelling of Pinocchio as a science fiction story with robots on Mars. The short story was previously sold in 2012 to Cosmos. More

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About Sarina Dorie

As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. Later in life, after realizing this might be an unrealistic goal, Sarina went to the Pacific NW College of Art where she earned a degree in illustration. After realizing this might also be an unrealistic goal, she went to Portland State University for a master’s in education to pursue the equally cut-throat career of teaching art in the public school system. After years of dedication to art and writing, most of Sarina’s dreams have come true; in addition to teaching, she is a writer/artist/ fashion designer/ belly dancer. She has shown her art internationally, sold art to Shimmer Magazine for an interior illustration, and another piece is on the April 2011 cover of Bards and Sages. Sarina’s novel, Silent Moon, won second place in the Duel on the Delta Contest, hosted by River City RWA and the Golden Rose contest hosted by Rose City Romance Writers. Silent Moon won third place in the Winter Rose Contest hosted by the Yellow Rose RWA and third place in Ignite the Flame Contest hosted by Central Ohio Fiction Writers.
Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true.

You can find more of Sarina Dorie’s work online at the following webzines:
“Zombie Psychology,” Untied Shoelaces of the Mind

“Losing One’s Appetite,” Daily Science Fiction

“Worse Than a Devil,” Crossed Genres

“A Ghost’s Guide to Haunting Humans,” Whidbey Student Choice award

The following stories are soon to be released, “That Stupid Dragon Rider” to the ROAR 5 Anthology, “Greener on the Other Side” to Allasso and Blackboard Galaxy to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind.

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Review by: Pat Dunn on Feb. 14, 2016 :
Sweet story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: James Jenkins on March 22, 2015 :
When I was reading this work a few days ago, I remember thinking this is about a 3 star book, and I have come to expect more from Sarina Dorie. But now it is days later and I am sitting down to write the review, and the pleasant after taste of the book is still strong in my memory, automatic raise to 4 stars.

The story begins on a familiar thread, but has interesting twists at the end.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
Review by: Mary E. Lowd on Feb. 1, 2015 :
A lovely retelling of Pinocchio featuring Mars and robots. What's not to love?
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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