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Post: “Asleep for Days” by Peter H. Z. Hsu

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:51:35 GMT

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:51:35 GMT

When I finished reading this, I was sitting at work wondering if there was meant to be a political message here or just political humor. The title definitely seems to be pointing to an opinion on the matter. The funny thing was, later that night a coworker made a joking comment about the possibility of bringing personal weapons to work. Haha! This story was still stuck in my head, and it was just funny timing. I appreciate the humor this story forces on a serious, but truly somewhat ridiculous political problem.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:43:12 GMT

The irony and the humor are strong in this story, which is what makes it such an awesome read. Really enjoyed reading this complex, yet humorous piece. :)

Amanda Farbanish
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:56:38 GMT

This story is absurdist yet strikes a cord, which I think can be said about most things swirling in our political climate these days. I very much appreciate the stark language that to me mirrors the directness of a bullet. Through humor meshing with the thought-provoking topic, this story will definitely stick with me.

Alyssa Jordan
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:05:27 GMT

This wasn't at all what I expected, and I really appreciate that. The humor and style of the story are deceptively complex. This piece said a lot, and I have a feeling I'll catch even more details and nuances during my next reading. Really great work.

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:37:29 GMT

Such a potent and heavily relevant short story. Tastefully comedic but still smart, conveying an important political message.

King J Coles/BAoS/Boss
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:57:35 GMT

You can literally taste the irony. Tastes...Iron-y. This was wonderfully entertaining as well as thought provoking!

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:54:50 GMT

This was a great story! Not only is it humorous in many ways, it also addresses a serious political issue by showing what a world where everyone owns a gun would be like. It's quite a powerful piece.