A Review of Two Mydlands Short Stories

36631980“Kenzie discovers she has unique skills from hours spent translating what her twin 3-year-olds are saying. She just might save the day when her husband, the starship’s captain, gets into a linguistic pickle with a new alien race! 

Stronger for Language is part of Mydlands, a Creative Commons sci-fi universe. 

This is a short story (approx. 16 minutes average reading time).” (from Goodreads)

Stronger for Language by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick such a great short story! It was sci-fi enough to be fascinating (AI’s and aliens) but not too much that it would boggle my brain. 😉 I LOVED those hilarious little twins, but my favorite part was the value placed on motherhood. That is something rare in fiction but oh, so special. 😉

Altogether, this was a great, short read! Just the right length to read between college classes. 😉

 

36632027Rigel and Rion Wyatt have just won the Spaceracer Championship. The young men are on top of the world until an enslaved girl named Aurora challenges everything they know about their sport. Determined to set her free, the twins must execute a daring plan with all the finesse a champion Spaceracer team can muster.

Aurora is part of Mydlands, a Creative Commons sci-fi universe. It is a short story (approx. 17 minutes average reading time). (from Goodreads)

After reading Stronger for Language, it was delightful to see those cute toddlers grown up into honorable young men. I especially loved the concept of a “brainstorm” (literally) and the tech surrounding. That was the most realistic fake science I’ve ever read in sci-fi! 😛 AND can we talk about how brilllliant their plan was??? Because it was. (Also, I smell a possible future romance. *sighs happily*) Just a note that the evil of human trafficking is present, but the issue is well-handled and talked around.

Best quote: “I have a way,” he said. “And you are worth it.”

Altogether, Aurora was a great sequel! I dearly hope the author writes more about these characters. 😉

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Kate Willis

Kate Willis likes nothing more than a good story and a thoughtful conversation, preferably with a side of chai tea. Her love for Jesus Christ and her big, closeknit family inspire every story. She is an avid reader and enjoys writing for all ages.

2 thoughts on “A Review of Two Mydlands Short Stories”

  1. Wow, it’s amazing to me that so much can be fit into such a short story. I’m not the best at short stories (either reading or writing them), but this intrigues me. 🙂

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