Awww, Brandon's gotten better at writing dialogue. I'm so proud!
Unfortunately, though, the "revelation" at the end was no revelation at all. :( I suppose I can forgive this weirdly pointless storyline because of the fun characters, but I'm not giving this one a high rating. Maybe only three stars.
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on Tor.com
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