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I Didn’t Break the Lamp – Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances

(Mad Scientist Journal Presents #6)

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"When I was little, I didn't have an imaginary friend, I had an imaginary bully. She was a little girl of my age, who looked just like me, and took great delight in being cruel. This included doing things to make my parents furious, like punching my little brother. One day, when I was about thirteen, Ludwig showed up and wrapped all two hundred of his copper-bladed arms ar ...more
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Published October 15th 2019 by DefCon One Publishing
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Roberta R. (Offbeat YA)
Excerpt from my review - originally published at Offbeat YA.

Pros: Original, often unexpected, sometimes emotive spins on the imaginary friend trope.
Cons: A handful of the stories are a little harder than others to get into, or (in one instance) anticlimactic.
Will appeal to: Those who like to get surprised. Those who never really outgrew their imaginary friends and never will.

First off...DISCLAIMER: I have known Troy H. Gardner (one of the authors of this anthology) for 5 years and a half now, a
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Some really delightful, creative stories in here! I wasn't what to expect with what seemed like a hyperspecific premise for an anthology but this was really well put together.
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