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“A Razor in an Apple” by Kristopher Reisz from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. Phillip has just left a chance encounter with his old roommate, J.D. I suspect we all have a J.D. in our lives, a person for whom youth, good looks, and...

Short Stories 365/196

“Ashes in the Water” by Joel Lane and Matt Joiner from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. Last night’s story was the first co-authored one in the review project, and this is the second. Josh is at a crossroads, facing life alone because his...

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“The Peacock” by Ted Infinity and Nabil Hijazi from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. I did a quick run through the list and I am pretty sure that this story is the first co-authored one of the review project. This tale pre-dates the Spike...

Serendipity

You may think I planned this, and it would be pretty damned clever if I had, but it is merely a coincidence. The next story in the book I’m currently reviewing is by Steve Berman, and today is his birthday. Because of that, instead of simply skipping over it...

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“Color Zap!” by Sam Sommer from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. Here’s a short story that truly is a short story, not a fraction of a novella or novel. Spencer has a secret: his hair is periwinkle, not beige like that of everyone else on his...