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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Sandra Crook

Sandra lives in Cambridgeshire and sometimes cruises the canals of France. She has a respectable publishing record on line in various e-zines.

Cyber Power” is an example of Sandra’s work in a genre in which she excels: flash fiction. The story has the merit of recounting a series of events that imply a larger story, namely the social isolation of Tom’s father, Edward, and its consequences.

Tom really did need to talk to his well-meaning but innocent father and to help him understand Internet culture. However, one can sympathize with Tom, as well: it’s difficult for a child to instruct a parent without seeming presumptuous.

The story also raises other questions, such as: Suppose “Edward” were “Emma,” Tom’s mother? What would she do in the same circumstances? In the guise of dark humour, “Cyber Power” exposes some cyber weaknesses.

Sandra Crook’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Sandra. We’re looking forward to your other stories already on the schedule, and we hope to hear from you again soon and often.

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