Prompt #17: “Doomed from the Start” Your protagonist(s) are informed or otherwise come to realize that the unfortunate situation they are in is, in fact, totally and unquestionably inescapable. It turns out this is completely true — the story will end with them trapped in the same situation they started in, despite their best efforts. … Continue reading
Shut Up And Watch is a short segment for delving into the nitty gritty parts of movies and the way they portray themselves as stories. Whether it’s the good, the bad, or the ugly, we’ve got you covered and we’ll tell you why. Today David Cable talks about a guilty pleasure of his: Judge Dredd. … Continue reading
The cast finishes up ”The Viennese Maneuver” by /u/Has_No_Gimmick and things get weird.
The cast reads ”The Viennese Maneuver” by /u/Has_No_Gimmick. Just another mother fucking story.
The cast reads “Providing” by /u/CloudFist. A long-time submitter to the Critiquecast, CloudFist gives us a surprisingly good story and makes us wonder if we are actually helping people.
On this episode, the cast reads “Prowlers” by /u/Stojak. With the start of a new prompt, it seems that keeping a secret a secret is harder than it seems. Now say that ten times fast.
Today we wrap up the submissions on the Letters prompt, discussing what we liked, didn’t like, and why one story worked so much better than the other two.
On this episode we read “Catch of the Day” by /u/Has_no_Gimmick (http://goo.gl/69QyJN). Staying true to his username, he has made a believable story told through emails to be absolutely thrilling with edge-of-your-computer-chair-action.
In this episode, we tear the story “Letters” by /u/CarrettaSquared (http://goo.gl/ykNXto) to shreds. However, as the story goes on, the cast starts to see where the story shines, which is not in the story at all, actually. So grab your flippers and goggles and take a dive with us into a story that — well, … Continue reading
On this episode of the Critiquecast, Sean and Marché take turns reading “Expedition” by /u/gt_9000 (http://goo.gl/tSPu5m), the first story to follow our prompt of being written entirely in letter format. We discuss the meaning behind plants that aren’t plants, leprechauns that are plants, and why it is necessary to describe things in a way that … Continue reading