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Shake by J. Michael Shell (Read 623 times)
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Shake by J. Michael Shell
Sep 01st, 2013, 9:51am
 
Brilliant! I was deeply impressed by the masterful use of words. Similes and metaphors were edgy but stirring. This story was poetry and science. Whitman and Tesla would both get it and be impressed just as I was.
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Re: Shake by J. Michael Shell
Reply #1 - Sep 1st, 2013, 1:11pm
 
You caught the reference too. Nice touch.
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Re: Shake by J. Michael Shell
Reply #2 - Sep 2nd, 2013, 4:01pm
 
Was the reference to coke and Pepsi intentional?Pepsi is supposed to be the drink of Republicans and Coke is the chosen drink of Democrats. At first she is offered a Pepsi and says, no. She is at that point, a liberal because she's getting disability. Later she says she'd rather have a Pepsi...maybe she's getting a little darker.. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone who hasn't read it yet..am I reading too much into this?
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Reply #3 - Sep 3rd, 2013, 1:12pm
 
An interesting but subtle point as well.

*Spoiler Alert*
“Resonant Deconstruction—Revised Apparatus.” Reading as an addendum to the title was the parenthetical aside, “(Earthquake Machine—how the press does rave!).” Alongside this observation appeared the initials, N. T.

“Oh!” Maryanne chirped, startling herself. “I know who you are!”


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla%27s_oscillator

All kinds of fun stuff in this story.
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