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by Gareth Lewis

A rant about the transitory nature of modern technology.
A 1,500 word short story.  See more details below


A rant about the transitory nature of modern technology.
A 1,500 word short story.

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Disposable 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disposable has potential to develop into a great short story, but falls shy. The beginning and end are so abrupt that it feels more like a section clipped from a longer work. While the characters are distinct and the dialogue feels natural, readers are not given enough information to fully understand who they are, their relationships, or how they developed their perspectives. The lack of information on the time period causes confusion. The story feels contemporary at times, but certain odd details -- printed books are totally obsolete, washing machines no longer exist, and readers are expected to believe that the thing rolled up under Dave's arm is a television -- place it at an indeterminate point in the future. The requirement to rethink the period so far into such a short story detracts from it. Finally, while I find the central notion of the story -- criticism of an increasingly disposable culture that overvalues capitalism over sustainability -- to be both attractive and topical, the deliberate stab at brevity for the sake of brevity undermines the message by truncating the argument before it can develop. The author might have found greater success if he had chosen a different scene to deliver the message within the word count, applied a more economic use of words to pack more story into such a compact space, or worked with a simpler theme. All things considered, I applaud the author for taking on the challenge, and believe he has the skill to make it work in future attempts. I am willing to read other works from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and to the point. I quite liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice little short story but the three way conversation was a tad confusing for me. I did enjoy the ending.
Ericka Chilcott More than 1 year ago
Not worth the time and a little confusing of when this story takes place
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