Trigger Warning - “A Calendar of Tales” Summary & Analysis

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“A Calendar of Tales” is a collection of very brief short stories. These short stories are the product of an experiment that Gaiman performed which involved his Twitter followers providing him with an idea for each month; Gaiman then wrote a short story for each month using one of his followers’ ideas. As there are twelve short stories, the summaries will be broken up by month/story.

“January Tale”: This is a science-fiction story involving time-traveling soldiers. A new soldier arrives on a battlefield where human soldiers are fighting “the enemy.” He meets a fellow soldier named Twelve who is a veteran in these types of wars. After they shoot at sharp-toothed, gray-green enemies, they are transported to a forest in a different time. The new soldier asks where the enemies come from. Twelve explains that they “hide behind the seconds...

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