Friday, August 14, 2015

The Latest Oz Short Story

Another one from I Didn't Quite Make It to Oz, stories rejected from another anthology. Like the previous story, "Free Dorothy" by Jimmy Holloman was rejected because it's a dark story centered around a Dorothy everyone thinks is crazy in an asylum, being evaluated by a psychiatrist. The original anthology had a couple of those already. Unlike the previous story, this one was short—very short! The editor didn't want stories that short, but allowed one into the original collection because it was funny, and the book needed some funny stories. This one was just short and dark. But it does have a nice twist that wasn't in the other, similar stories: What happens when the doctor finds out Dorothy isn't crazy? (One other bit: Holloman also drew the book's cover!)

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