Small Graces

Rated 4.33/5 based on 12 reviews
Grace crash lands on an alien world to discover she's not alone. Short science fiction story. About 1100 words. Free.
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M. Pax is author of the sci-fi series, The Backworlds, and the new adult science fiction fantasy The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. A Browncoat and SG fan, she’s also slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. In the summers she docents as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory where the other astronomers now believe she has the most extensive collection of moon photos in existence. No fear, there will be more next summer. She lives in stunning Central Oregon with the Husband Unit and two lovely, spoiled cats.

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Reviews of Small Graces by M. Pax

James Jenkins reviewed on May 3, 2015

28% of this work is an average quality short story. The rest is author advertisement. I am not inclined to read more.
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Chrys Fey reviewed on Oct. 18, 2014

When Grace’s pod crash lands in an unknown planet, she is met by aliens. I was enchanted by the vividness of this story; the descriptions of the planet and the aliens were exceptional. Just like with “Plantgirl” by M. Pax, I can imagine this as a book that shows how Grace lives in this strange planet.
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Dar Mil reviewed on Aug. 31, 2014

Another short story. I love M. Pax's writing. I even like her story lines. This one had me involved until the end.

And that's just the problem. It ends far too soon. I can't wait to read some of her longer works.

The nicest part of these short stories is they allow that 'treading water' time between books I need to review. There was a need to cleanse the reading palate.

I have been reading Ms. Pax's stories from Smashwords (mostly for free or $.99) which means I read them on my Moon Reader Pro app. I love this app because I can use the text-to-speech feature that keeps me focused and I can vary the speed and pitch to push my reading speed while staying engaged.

Check out M. Pax when you get the chance.
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Sebrena Ward reviewed on Aug. 24, 2014

Great! science fiction short story. It's one of those great stories that hook you then leave you wanting/needing more. Which I hate & love at the same time. ;)
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Amie Salmon reviewed on Oct. 7, 2011

Great piece, love the writing style and thought the emotion was strong. My only criticism - I would love to read more.
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Rekha Seshadri reviewed on Oct. 4, 2011

This is a beautiful, intriguing read. As every science fiction aficionado will attest, the story has to be believable in the outer world reality. And M.Pax succeeds in this, I hope to read her novelette Semper Audicia soon.
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Mike reviewed on Sep. 5, 2011

I'm not really sure what to make of Small Graces, it certainly painted a beautiful landscape and you can not help but resonate with Grace's epiphany. Perhaps that was enough after all this is just a nibble of what Mary has to offer so perhaps the fault is mine:)
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B. N. Hutchinson reviewed on Aug. 10, 2011

This story was a very fun read, with a totally surprise ending. I’m not giving it away. You can really feel the character and feel for her also. This little piece of flash fiction did just what it is supposed to do. Thanks M. Pax!
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Dr. Dan Netherland reviewed on Aug. 4, 2011

I read Small Graces last nightand enjoyed it very much. It is a well written story with an interesting concept. I found it to be great fiction in a bite size serving. Yes, it does leave you wanting more, but isn't that what flash fiction is for: an appetizer leading to the main course? I'm now looking forward to her longer works.
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Libby Heily reviewed on July 12, 2011

This was a great piece of flash fiction. I like the inventiveness of the metal exoskeleton. I like guessing what's next, if there's a twist. Ultimately, it's a glance into a person's life under pressure, and the sci-fi elements are on point.
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