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Apr 18Liked by Blaise Lucey

I really liked this, but I'm not so sure I understood the lesson of the story (if it had a lesson) but I was able to make connections along the way. And I've read all of it too, somehow. It didn't feel like yapping, it was a story. It was short, but I enjoyed it. I don't know if it's because it's in substack, but reading it didn't feel like a chore. I like this, great stuff!!

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Mar 31Liked by Blaise Lucey

Did you write this? I did not expect to find a full-grown short story in my inbox. The writing was sublime and the topic made me think. Maybe it really would be a great thing to have a condensed, easier companion piece to the classic works of literature as a way to make them less daunting of a proposition to an audience that grew up with bite-sized parcels of information and entertainment. It's a fact that reading books in on the retreat and that we're on the verge of an era, where books are again the domain of a select few.

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Thanks for the kind words! This is something I wrote some time ago and I thought it would be pertinent to a lot of my recent essays. Part of my attempt to see if short stories can still find an audience if they’re in a different format.

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Much like the Digitally Remastered Editions in the story itself!

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You have a good grasp of the mid-career teacher's mentality; it was fun watching Nick's lassitude and intellectualism and ambition battle it out in a cage match for control over his career arc πŸ’ͺ

Sorry I'm late to the party with this one; only just now seeing it, thanks to the link on "Pixel Perfect". As others have said, it's great, and deserves many plaudits πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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