Occasionally, we use a little down time to discuss the future on Medium, which, in America, is often equated to new technology, and much less, or more seldom the Short Story.

This concerns less a classical “alloy,” or type of literary format, and more “Pub FX,” or “Special Effects for Literature,” that is, “Virtual View (v2).”  MORE

NAV: Our feature presentation is designed for the comfort of an easy chair. It is sized for a Desktop, and can be resized to the viewer’s preference. We recommend using a Wide Screen Portal (e.g., HDMI/TV, or Amazon Fire TV and Silk browser), and Large-Print function, to read the feature, and view the PUB F. Tip: Try the “Read Aloud” feature, — e, Alexa, Siri, et al — to complete the audio-visual experience.



MORE … It’s our belief that business participation, and staying sociable in the industry, may cause Short Story writers to sample the bounty of art, music, photography and the many other compliments of the internet.

To be honest, we imagine this feature one day produced with the newest visions of internet technology: A for instance — Suppose one was yearning to read Soda Tom all the day long; at home, he or she informs their Amazon Home kit, or another brand of internet system and suddenly, inside, the entire show appears on the living room wall, and a dispenser pours chilled wine into a glass on the end table; or, alternately, the show begins on a Spectrum kitchen island, a holograph built into the counter; a Sir Alec Guinness-type of reader charms the viewer with his unique style; or, say, immersive technology, where the viewer is embedded in the actual streets of Coney Island, New York, or “Alley 13,” replete with the overcast skies, taxi horns, sights, smells, and sounds of New York City.

It does give one pause.

Of course, there are many applications already exploring this possibility, from Medium Series to Tapas, and a variety of new mobile apps. It is the modern canvas, and maybe the avenue for Print to park again near Network Television, and Motion Pictures. Picture the daily newspaper product available on inset monitor of the kitchen island, or stretching out on the wide screen. We can envision these applications for our feature, sooner than later, and dare we say, will click on the “Apply” button ASAP.

(Here are a few primers for the “Read Aloud” function, available for most browsers.)

Microsoft Office, “Speak”

Adobe Acrobat, “Read Aloud”

Apple, Reading Support

Dsylexia Help, 10 Tools


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