Short post today, I’m sorry to report.
My Deal Me In cards turned up spades afreakingain, sending me to Daily Science Fiction afreakingain.
This time, the Random button took me to:
by Robert Reed
His bio reads:
Robert Reed has sold a couple hundred stories and won a Hugo among myriad other honors. This is his third story for Daily Science Fiction.
I know some readers, like Dan and Cheryl, detest the expression, “Whatever,” but I find it quite useful. In the present circumstances, it translates into the phrase, “Robert, if you tell me you’ve sold a couple hundred stories and have won a Hugo, I’m not going to call you a liar, but I thought this story was one of the lamest stories I’ve ever read. But that’s just me. Obviously, I’m in the minority.”
Sell people the idea that they are in the hands of an unseen, unknowable power and they conquer themselves. The end. Oh, you mean like religion?
Yeah, or something. You know. Whatever.
I haven’t sold hundreds of stories, nor have I won a Hugo, but if YOU need a short story to read, I have free ones here on my Free Reads page. I also have four collections for 99 cents each linked from my Short Stories page.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: How do you feel about “Whatever”? Why?