Short story: “Edited”

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“Edited,” by Rich Larson

Appeared in Interzone 259

About 3 and 1/3 pages in the magazine, maybe 2,000 words

The ending was painful, even though I mostly guessed what was coming.

Invented slang is tricky. I think the word “brag” is used two or three times too often here, considering all the synonyms for “cool” our language has had in the past fifty years. Doesn’t hurt the story though.