Monday, July 31, 2017

Reader's Diary #1629- Jan Kaneen: Breaking Windows

Jan Kaneen's flash fiction story "Breaking Windows" reminded me of the "Shut Up and Dance" episode of Black Mirror in that both use our fears of being spied upon by hacked webcams to create a compelling piece of fiction.

While the Black Mirror episode is more fully realized and vastly superior to Kaneen's story, I did enjoy the teasing of the reader:
I sneak my requests in on free downloads - movies or short stories. People never check the links they check. Have you any idea what you agreed to, when you started reading this? For all you know, my RAT just ran up your digital drainpipe, and is taking control of your webcam and microphone at this very nanosecond. 
Nice touch.

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