Monday, May 5, 2008

On "Permanent," by Mary Phillips-Sandy (781 words) ***

Here's a horrifying story, one probably more horrifying than many others that try too hard. It's a simple nightmare--one's teeth begin to fall out. What do you do? Unfortunately, as I've noted in reviews about one sad thing about the Internet preference for shorter rather than longer pieces, the story, doomed to stick to its short word count, seems to simply drop off, so we're left wanting more, left feeling like the last two-thirds of the story isn't here. But it's a great beginning, and the fact that I'd be willing to read something three times this long shows it executes what is here well. Read the story here.

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