Bedtime For Roswell by P. B. Hampton


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Post July 06, 2011, 12:32:25 AM

Bedtime For Roswell by P. B. Hampton

Flashbacks don't often work well in short stories, but this method was used quite effectively here.

Just a tad heavy on info-dump delivered through dialog, but the needed information would have stretched the story to several times this length otherwise. Keeping it short kept the energy moving through it, though; not a bad tradeoff.
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Post July 08, 2011, 08:19:42 AM

Re: Bedtime For Roswell by P. B. Hampton

I was a bit confused at times - it took a while to realise that there wasn't a second old man present in the flashback. A good story, despite that confusion.

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