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Chris Morgan

Chris R. Morgan is a writer from New Jersey. His blog is Black Ribbon Award and his Twitter handle is @CR_Morgan.

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    I enjoyed the story, but I’m left with the feeling that there is context I am missing regarding the characters.Report

    • I join @oscar-gordon’s comments.

      I very much respect the “show, don’t tell” method of storytelling but the full explanation doesn’t seem to be shown here.Report

      • Avatar Maribou in reply to Burt Likko says:

        @burt-likko @oscar-gordon Speaking personally I assumed that was part of the point. “I don’t fully get this but it does interesting things to my brain” appears to be a sub-genre of short story, from my woefully uneducated in the literary short story perspective. I can tell that I like it at this length but not when it becomes a novelette (or a novella … oy the headaches such a novella can cause me), but I don’t know much more about said sub-genre than that :D. (It’s *not* slipstream, this sub-genre I can’t name, but seems to live somewhere in that neighborhood…)Report

    • Avatar North in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

      I initially had a feeling that the protagonist was afflicted with some degenerative mental disorder like creeping dementia or Alzheimer’s but then remembered the narrative went out of its way to establish that the protagonist is in no way named Chad.Report

  2. Avatar Morat20 says:

    The name “Chad” had me looking for incel references.Report

  3. It’s also reminiscent of the most recent episode of Better Call Saul, but I suspect that’s a coincidence.Report