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Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:24 pm
by Alicorn
Will. Science fiction. < 2,300 words.

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:44 pm
by AndaisQ
Relatable! (Also, eee.)

I like the personal aesthetic of "well, there are these sleeping princesses, see, so obviously I'm going to rescue one by fulfilling some impossible tasks." It says fun things about a character.

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:53 pm
by DanielH
Is “sleeping maiden” the common term or just Tarinda’s, and if it’s common what are some equivalents for other genders?

That is quite a lot of effort to rescue somebody who didn’t particularly want it. Most of those problems that she solved with money are things that would cost a lot in any era because they involve genuinely scarce resources.

I like the buying-a-miracle system.

However, despite all that my immediate reaction when finishing was “where can I get a ceiling screen over my bed?”.

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:59 pm
by Alicorn
It amuses Tarinda to call Cory a "sleeping maiden" and people know what she's talking about but there are other terms.

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:09 pm
by Bluelantern
This is so great *_*

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:17 pm
by Unbitwise
I like!

I'm not sure what the insurance salesperson was doing unless she was the ex, but there's no clues pointing at that being the case that I noticed.

I wonder who evaluates whether the conditions have been met. Does The Singleton do that kind of thing?

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:25 pm
by pedromvilar
I think "knowing where you are at all times forever" is pretty good evidence that she's the ex, yeah.

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:34 pm
by Unbitwise
Oh, and are “sleeping maiden” and friends used specifically for people with intended-to-be-absurd conditions, for people with hard conditions, or people with any conditions at all?

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm
by Tulip
This is one of the cutest things I've read in a while.

Re: Short Story: "Will"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:25 pm
by Alicorn
Ginnifer is the ex.

The Singleton will not deploy miracles that violate wills.

People with difficult conditions.