We're back in the Supers Universe with today's story. "Your Timing Needs Work" takes place about an hour or so after the events of "Not in the Job Description" and "Symbolic Name Fail."
While it is not necessary to have read these particular flash pieces or the series as a whole to understand today's story, having done so will probably make it more enjoyable. Emma and Cameron are two of the main players in the universe as a whole, so long time readers have seen the dynamic between these two in different situations and know why Cameron is beaten to a pulp.
Today's story takes us back to the AI Universe immediately following the events of "Unauthorized Call."
While those who have read the AI series up until this point will have a deeper understanding of what is going on, the flash fiction is written from the point-of-view of a character who doesn't know what is going on. So, no prior knowledge is needed at all to understand the fic.
Today's story ventures farther back into the past of the Yekara Universe farther than we have ever gone before. "Before the Fall" is set roughly 30 years before the events of Right of Succession.
Those who have read the novel will notice a few familiar names; however, the story makes sense on its own and does not contain spoilers for the novel.
I did adjust the wording of the last sentence in this dialogue prompt just a bit to fit more with the setting, but the meaning and tone remains the same.
We are back in Little Pearlington in the Icarus Universe today. "The Lesser of Two" is set the evening before "An Awkward Tea Party."
It is not necessary to have read any of the other stories in the universe to understand this one.
Today's flash fic is set in the AI Universe a few hours after "A Lesson in Politics." Reading up to that point in the universe will fill you in on perspectives outside those of the characters shown here, but it is not necessary to understanding what is going on.
Today's flash fiction takes us back to the Icarus Universe a few hours after the events of "A Gift Horse."
You should not need to have read any of the other stories to understand this one.
We are back in the Icarus Universe today with a story set about a week after the events of "High School Never Ends." While the same group is involved, you do not have to have read the other story to understand what is going on.
Just know, it's a random bunch of high school kids who were out of town when the world decided to end. So now they're stuck with one another.
We will take a look at personification today as we continue our study of figurative language. What exactly is personification?
Personification is defined as the application of human characteristics upon something nonhuman. This can be showing an inanimate object, concept, event, or animal through the use of human qualities or characteristics.
Because of its prevalence in cartoons, fables, and other children’s media, personification and its subsets are often some of the easiest forms of figurative language for many to understand. After all, how many of us grew up watching Disney films where a clock and a candlestick held conversations and argued with a teapot or the main characters were talking animals?
Today's story is set in the A.I. Universe around about the same time as "Interoffice Politics." This is the beginning of a new story line within the same universe that touches on some of the others but isn't directly connected to them. Therefore, it can be understood perfectly well without having read any of the other stories first.
We're back in the Icarus Universe with today's story. It is set roughly eight years before the start of The Icarus Project. You don't have to have read any of the other stories in order to understand this one. It's set years after or years before all the other events in the series and really just provides a bit of characterization for the main cast.
A. B. England is a small business owner, mom of two, novelist, all around geek, and avid crafter. She loves mythology, fantasy, and all flavors of science fiction.
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