There are two ways of thinking about personality. In one, personality is a coherent thing that allows us to make definitive statements about someone, like, “He’s a bitter person” or “She always undermines her own happiness” or “She just makes you feel good about life.” In the other view, personality is sliced up, and so a person can be bitter at times, happy at times, and can be both cruel and loving. 682 more words
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Magical realism is one of those slippery genres that has found purchase in some fantastic novels, but is perfectly, sublimely suited to the short story. It’s a genre I will discuss later, in depth, but here I hope to give you a bit of an introduction. 513 more words
The Turing test, eccentric billionaires, and the singularity, oh my! In this special edition of Shoot the WISB, Rachael takes Shaun and Paul on a journey through Alex Garland’s directorial debut, 127 more words
When I was a kid, I devoured Agatha Christie novels, sleuthing along with Hercule Poirot, determined to solve the mystery before he did. I figured out pretty quickly that Christie was holding out on me, not showing me everything I needed to put the pieces together. 1,199 more words
Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to p.m.terrell and the story A Thin Slice of Heaven!
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Commando Frank Sanders was forced to retire from the Heartland Security Agency in disgrace. His overzealous methods of dealing with supernaturally-gifted criminals were deemed politically inexpedient—but not so much so that he couldn’t continue the fight on his own time and dime with a wink and nudge from his former superiors. 69 more words