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IMPROVISATIONAL OBLIVION

Good writing, nothing time consuming

By ubersoft, author of A Rake by Starlight

Aug 18, 2011: Improvisational Oblivion is a site where the author posts short stories, snippets of prose, some poetry, anything that strikes his fancy. He’s a good writer, though he has a tendency to write long stretches of back-and-forth dialog without identifying who is saying what, and many of the stories I read were entertaining. They ranged from science fiction ("The Queen of Purple and the Broken Finger") to somewhat more straightforward ("Carmen in Orange County") to the supernatural ("Why Don’t I Just Introduce Myself Properly").

The writing is solid and engaging, and a number of the short stories are interesting, but they’re all short stories and the topics are all over the map. If you’re looking for work with a continuous narrative thread you won’t find it here, but if you have some time to kill and you’re looking for entertainment that won’t demand vast quantities of time there are some nice stories.

The site was last updated in 2009, so I’m not sure if the author has plans to continue updating, or if he’s moved on to another site.

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