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What if doctors were able to transplant your mind into a new body after a terrible accident? What if, thanks to the process, you found you could no longer love the person you were with or live your old life? What would become your new 'normal?'
ebook, 6 pages
Published August 2nd 2010 by Untreed Reads
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Kassa
Oct 26, 2010 Kassa rated it liked it
Jeffrey Ricker tackles a fascinating futuristic concern in his short story New Normal. This story tries to show what could happen if your mind is given a new body after your death. A way to prolong life after the fragile shell has gone. Not only is this a unique and interesting question, it poses so many new concerns.

Ricker doesn’t get into those questions, concerns, concepts, and ideas and perhaps the story is better for it. Instead this is a glimpse into the life of someone that is transplante
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Red Haircrow
Feb 13, 2011 Red Haircrow rated it liked it
The ideas are simply presented and easy enough most any reader could visualize them: a person waking up disoriented after having died. I somehow found the tenses used a little strange, as sometimes it seems a memory, then at others, as if scenes were presently happening to the main character. The character was somewhat confused after their reawakening so descriptions naturally evidenced this.

The idea is interesting, yet it seemed to me like grasping for what you believe is solid or that a solidi
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Nathan Burgoine
Dec 16, 2010 Nathan Burgoine rated it it was amazing
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A reminder that a short story can deliver a punch, "New Normal" brings a solid speculative edge to a fascinating question: if you could be returned to life, for all intents and purposes "rebooted," what might that be like? For Ricker's narrator, the question becomes paramount when feelings about vital parts of the old life seem to be as new as the second body.

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The ideas are simply presented and easy enough most any reader could visualize them: a person waking up disoriented after having died. I somehow found the tenses used a little strange, as sometimes it seems a memory then at others, as if scenes were presently happening to the main character, but the character was somewhat confused after their reawakening so descriptions evidenced this.

The idea is interesting, yet it seemed to me like grasping for what you believe is solid or that a solidity will
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I'm a writer, editor, and graphic designer. My first novel, Detours, was published in 2011 by Bold Strokes Books. My second novel, the YA fantasy The Unwanted, is out now. I've been published in the anthologies Paws and Reflect, Fool for Love, Speaking Out, Men of the Mean Streets, Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction, and others. I also have several short stories available for download from Untreed Re ...more
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