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"In Memory"
« on: January 05, 2009, 07:22:05 PM »
My short story "In Memory," which was originally published as a finalist in Writers of the Future, Volume XX, has been reprinted online in Apex.  It's free to read.
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Re: "In Memory"
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 05:31:21 AM »
Wow, that was amazing. Immediately gripping and intriguing. Wonderful read.

Stylistically, I found it interesting that you chose to write in present tense. Now, I haven't read any of your work before--so maybe you usually write in present tense--but in this case, it made Kenneth seem more... well, for the lack of a better word, present. Almost inhuman, like he is there now, and will always be there. It definitely added to the effect of the entire story.
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Re: "In Memory"
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 07:02:02 AM »
Thanks.  I usually do not write in present tense, but it felt right for this story.  While I did not consider this factor consciously, I later decided that at least part of the reason is that relating something in past tense is, in essence, relating a memory of what happened.  Since Kenneth's memory is unreliable, he can only be a reliable narrator for present tense.
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Re: "In Memory"
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 11:57:48 PM »
Are you a fantasy writer?
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Re: "In Memory"
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 10:25:36 PM »
I write both fantasy and science fiction, with an occasional dollop of horror.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 01:09:06 AM »
Oh, cool. I'll have to try and read some of your stuff.
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Re: "In Memory"
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 05:57:35 PM »
Before the wrath striketh, I seek to appease thee, oh gods who oppose thread necromancy!  Turneth thy anger away!  I'm trying to give a compliment here for crying out loud!

Anyway, I just read "In Memory" in the WotF anthology XX.  I loved it.  As an author plugging away at my own stories, I know how nice it is to have someone compliment my stuff when deserved, so I am paying it forward.  Congrats Mr. Stone.  The story was awesome.  I started by reading the first place winners, and it's the better than any of them, imho.
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Re: "In Memory"
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 11:32:17 PM »
Thank you very much, Recovering Cynic.

And, for the record, as moderator of my forum here, I have no problem with people reviving a story thread to comment on the story. It seems to make more sense than starting a new topic for the story.
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