Friday, July 10, 2015

This Week's Oz Short Story

After so many recent strong, Ozzy stories, the latest entry in I Should Have Stayed in Oz is a big disappointment. For one thing, "But Wait, There's More!" by Allison Stein is only two pages long. Now, you can have a good story in only two pages, but this isn't really a story. It's an ad for Dorothy Gale's OZ Complete Body and Soul Makeover System®. Think cheesy cable ads and you get the idea. Trouble is, it isn't much of an idea, and this doesn't really add much of anything to the Oz mythos or Dorothy's character or any of that stuff a good short story should do. Oh, well, you can't win 'em all.

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