I think we've all had enough of these fatcat teachers with their fancy artisan bulletin boards.
I'm on the fiction board of Philadelphia Stories, a quarterly, and every once in a while a story comes in that I just really like. No offense to any of the other writers out there -- I like the other material too, and I'll mention those in the future.
"Waiting Room Fairies" is one of those stories where there isn't a lot of explicit plot, or even character development, but the descriptions and details give you everything you need to finish the story in your mind. The restraint is powerful and almost musical in the way it describes a moment and projects a fuller story past the end of the page. You can read in the Summer 2014 issue of Philadelphia Stories or on their website.
The New York Times reports the Aloft Hotel reports a new robot has reported for duty as a bellhop.
On Aug. 20, the Aloft hotel here will begin testing this robotic bellhop, a wheeled service vehicle designed to shuttle items from the hotel lobby desk to guest rooms.
-- New York Times, August 11, 2014
It can work the elevator, deliver razor blades (to I guess murderers), and not blink if you're cheap with the tip. It cannot blink, period. They do not blink. Look forward to its cold dead eyes not blinking at you when you open the door at two in the morning to receive your razor blades.