When You Were Pixels

When You Were Pixels

Julio Alexi Genao / Jun 25, 2019

When You Were Pixels A standalone short story in the Syntax universe An assassin has come to Tower and no one can keep him from his target Only minutes from escape he suffers a violent seizure collapsing in a servi

  • Title: When You Were Pixels
  • Author: Julio Alexi Genao
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 274
  • Format: ebook
  • A standalone short story in the Syntax universe.An assassin has come to Tower 072, and no one can keep him from his target.Only minutes from escape, he suffers a violent seizure, collapsing in a service corridor.A lonely surveillance operator becomes the only person in the building to see him fall Antho is no murderer, but in watching the killer stumble he recognizes someA standalone short story in the Syntax universe.An assassin has come to Tower 072, and no one can keep him from his target.Only minutes from escape, he suffers a violent seizure, collapsing in a service corridor.A lonely surveillance operator becomes the only person in the building to see him fall Antho is no murderer, but in watching the killer stumble he recognizes something that links them together.When he rescues the assassin in secret, he finds the monster on his screen is only a young man, cursed with the effects of a trauma as outsized as his deadly skill and somehow linked to the stirring of a terrifying power Unable to walk away, Antho makes a choice that could cost them both their lives He takes the assassin home.Revised Second Edition

    What is the correct grammatical term, you was or you Jul , Use were if you are thinking of a pair with something in common and it doesn t really matter which of the two is referenced you or I were always in trouble at school You were both in trouble a lot, either individually or collectively Use was is you want to clarify that it was one or the other. Was vs Were What s the Difference Writing Explained Were is used in the second person singular and plural you, your, yours and first and third person plural we, they The forms that was and were will take in your sentence are summarized in the chart below, Singular I was, You were, He was, She was, It was Plural We were, You were, They were I was driving to the park You were drinking some water. The Killers When You Were Young Lyrics MetroLyrics When you were young When you were young And sometimes you close your eyes and see the place where you Used to live When you were young They say the devil s water, it ain t so sweet You don t have to drink right now Photos But you can dip your feet Every once in a little while The Killers When You Were Young Lyrics Genius Lyrics When You Were Young is just one progression which repeats, with a couple of small variations, but it was instantly powerful and once I heard it, I came up with the melody and the title grammar If you were or if you are English Language If you were going to bet on that horse , If you were here minutes ago, The use of were can get complicated ,the sentences below use the were to clause to indicate an element of uncertainty to the actions and outcomes referenced If you were to go home now, you might have a surprise waiting. WAS or WERE LousyWriter was were In the subjunctive mood the plural form were should be used with a singular subject as, If I were, not was Remember the plural form of the personal pronoun you always takes were , though it may denote but one. While You Were Sleeping TV series While You Were Sleeping is a fully pre produced TV series Filming began in February , while Lee Jong suk joined filming on March Filming began in February , What You Are Is Where You Were When AGAIN Morris When Was I Conceived Official Site You know your birthday, but when were you conceived Find out your approximate conception date or your new baby s using our free Conception Date Calculator And also learn what was going on in the world at that time

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        JULIO ALEXI GENAO writes for money and reviews for pleasure.he freelances as an editor of fiction and corporate communications when he has opportune breaks in his hectic twitter schedule.he eschews capital letters unless someone is paying him, because he is lazy and belligerent, and not because he is an artiste he is not defensive about that at all.or about his choice to write this bio in the third person.he believes in recreational drugs, professional discourtesy, and the right to review books honestly even if the author is a friend.he lives in new york city with three cats, barbaric neighbors, and mental illness stalk me twitter agenaoinstagram agenao please direct all complaints, hate mail, and abuse to my customer service department donaldtrump


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    1. see excerpt belowPRAISE FOR WHEN YOU WERE PIXELS“Lovely, heartbreaking—and hot.”J.C. LILLIS, author of How to Repair a Mechanical Heart“Beautiful. Every line reads like poetry. Like stark, desolate poetry.”LISA HENRY, author of Dark Space"Amazing reminds you that love can happen even in the darkest of places."HEIDI CULLINAN, author of Love Lessons"It's very nice."MARIA GENAO, author of Julio Alexi GenaoAUTHOR'S DISCUSSION THREAD is a place for people who love books to be social, and th [...]


    2. Fabulous, really fabulous stuff here. Joolz, you lived up to your hype, babycakes. It was worth all of your blood, sweat, and tears. I loved it. I loved it so much. This short was truly breathtaking. Gritty, heartbreaking, romantic and filled with beautifully crafted, meticulously thought-out prose. This story really touched me. And I wanted mooooorrrrreeeeeeee. That is the problem with something so wonderful. It makes you hungry. I can tell that there is so much more story to tell with Antho, w [...]


    3. Every word here is perfect. Every line reads like poetry. Not a single one wasted. Read this. That is all. Actually, that's not all. I'm gonna go all writer on you guys now. So, sometimes you read a story and it transports you to somewhere entirely new, and entirely unexpected, and it's wonderful. And the reader in you loves it. And the writer in you curls up in a little ball and says, "Why didn't you think of that? Get me more wine." But, you guys, it's not the plot. Plot, meh. It's the executi [...]


    4. Julio, you amaze me, your talent shines through every word and your wonderful gift of the gab wows me. Pixels is an emotional heart-kicker and god you made me cry like I haven't in very long time. You're lucky I still love you especially after putting me through the wringer. Beautiful, powerful storytelling and a definite favourite, an unforgettable experience. There is no way my review does it the justice it deserves. I seriously wish I was a wordsmith right now. Check out the brilliant reviews [...]


    5. WOW. What a beautiful journey! I wish this had been longer. This is the first time I read a book from this author and I’m totally speechless. I must admit I was a little reticent about this one because this is not my genre but seeing my buddies loved it I decided to give it a try and it completely blew me away. I am not giving it 5 starts because of the length (but I am pretty sure Julio is a 5 star writer).His voice is just MUSIC TO MY EARS, this was way close to poetry!Antho and his story wi [...]


    6. Rating: 4.5* of fiveThe Author Says: An assassin has come to Tower Oh-Seven-Two, and no one can keep him from his target.Only minutes from escape, he suffers a violent seizure, collapsing in a service corridor.A lonely surveillance operator becomes the only person in the building to see him fall. Antho is no murderer, but in watching the killer stumble he recognizes something that links the two of them together.When he rescues the assassin in secret, he finds the monster on his screen is only a [...]


    7. This story, short as it is, did an amazing thing for me: it healed a story in my head that had been bothering me for some time. That one was a Hallmark movie I got sucked into on TV last spring, a sweet story about a man with no long term memory due to a health issue. He falls in love with a woman each day, and it was super sweet and amazing. But the movie broke the ride. It promised me sweet and HEA and gave me bittersweet HEA. It really, really fucked with my head. It left a hole I had not bee [...]


    8. **edit 24/10/14. Thought it was about time I re-read this, this being my shiny 2nd edition copy from , instead of my LHNB freebie copy from last year (which is forever locked away in my Best of the Best). Just as bloody good as last time. Many congrats Mr Published Author, and I hope Mrs Genao is still as proud of her little boy!!** Joolz, you're a natural my dear. I said it would be a matter of when and not if you became an author, well, congrats, you've achieved your goal. This little story wa [...]


    9. Sublime. A tightly-crafted, elegant short story that utilizes the freedom of science fiction to expose truth. Questioning now while projecting the discourse onto another plane, circling around and bringing us back to our human condition--now. Well done. Antho--existing in stasis, a sober and sterile life that is both better and worse, awakens one day. Choices. Why? Sometimes the answers are unclear, but he starts a dance--between love and sorrow, accepting both as a panacea to the emptiness that [...]


    10. 4.5 starsI loved you when you were pixels on a screen.How can 7k short story with such efficient choice of words was able to make it feels like it grabbed my heart, squeezed it, and took it out from inside my chest? I have no words. It was just brilliant, delicately poetic, and achingly beautiful. I am sorry, you all need to read reviews from others. This story dismantle my capability to form an opinion.Yes -- it is almost perfect. It will be perfect if I can bribe Julio to give us the sequel, l [...]


    11. 5 Tender Stars - so nice and beautiful - my heart is soreThis pretty short, but so sweet, M/M-story managed to make me feel so much in just a few (35) book pages. I marked so many beautiful lines of text, but because the story is so short, I don't want to give you too much here. Then perhaps I reveal too much and takes away the magic of the story for you. Instead read this lovely little shorty - it's free on mmromancegroup/?p=67965. ‘I gave you all my secrets, and you lost them all. You lost a [...]


    12. Donald Davidson once wrote,A picture is not worth a thousand words, or any other number. Words are the wrong currency to exchange for a picture.And a professional con artist called Gorgias once wrote that even if we could apprehend something, we wouldn't be able to convey it to another person. And that guy was trying to be a smartass, but he still managed to say something so painfully true:Even if we could find the perfect words to tell another person about our feelings, we can't make them reall [...]


    13. I have to admit that I waited to read this not because I didn't want to read it, but because I really did. It's a habit of mine sometimes to hold off on reading books I‘ve been waiting to read because I know that once I finish they will be over especially when I have to wait for more. I’m really glad I finally read this, but sad as well because it’s over. I’m a bit pouty at times.On to the review at hand.I really loved the writing style. The point of view made the story feel more powerfu [...]


    14. Guess what, kids? Second edition is out today!I should not have loved this.I don’t like dystopias, or read much science fiction, or poetry. And I don’t like to read stuff that makes me cry. Usually if a story makes me cry I feel manipulated and ticked off. When You Were Pixels is a heart-squeezing piece of poetry set in a futuristic dystopia. It is a love letter and a goodbye letter and an introduction to a world which will continue in future stories.Full disclosure: I edited this for Julio, [...]


    15. 4,5 amazing beautiful heartbreaking stars!WOW.I was unprepared. I had no idea what this short novel is about. How long? 32 pages. 32 pages of enchanting poesy. Beautiful. Amazing beautiful. Heartbreaking beautiful.It touched me in a way I have never expected a short novel can do.You won't remember me. You won't need me anymore.You will leave me again.I forgive you. I forgave you. I will always forgive you.You should know that for a little while, you were not alone.Not alone.I loved you when you [...]


    16. If we each had our own personal reading paradise, mine would be When You Were Pixels.You know those moments when you need to put down your reader and take a breath? The times when you have to pause and ponder and wallow in the delight that's in front of your eyes? When the feeling inside you is close to euphoric? Well, this story did all those things for me.Pixels is a heady mix from the very first line; a cocktail of emotions and reactions. It serves extreme doses of both pleasure and pain. It [...]


    17. Review to come when my husband ungrounds me from the computer. Insert cuss word here.And since I'm at work and away from the boss man. goes!Julio-you broke my cold little heart with this one. If any of you guys don't follow/friend Julio.n go do it in a hurry. He cracks me up every single day.This little short story packed so much punch. Just frigging wonderful. All those cookies were worth it. I think these kittehs read it too.


    18. This story holds the magic upon which sagas are built.When You Were Pixels blew my mind into little pieces. Within seconds I know where I am, I see the corridors, I hear the noises of the hydraulic doors opening and closing, I smell both the dust and the faint odor of ozone that lingers after the assassin has passed. The imagery (both more stark and much darker than even the initial prompt-image) is of a desolation that is made out of pure, stunning anguish.It is quite a feat for a short story t [...]


    19. THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD!!! GET IT NOW!!mmromancegroup/67965I don't even know what to sayis is such a short story to pack such a powerful punch. I mean, I had tears in my eyes over a couple that I've only known for 23 pages! Ah, the power of words from a talented writer. If this is the first example of things to come from this author, I cannot wait to read more.This is a sci-fi/dystopian M/M romance, but you're not really hit over the head with any of that. I literally sunk into this world in sec [...]


    20. Here are some things I don’t do: • Read short stories • Read self-published work • Read stuff my friends writeI decided to break all my rules because Julio makes me laugh every day and every once in awhile I need to break out of my comfort zone and take a risk. I also figured if I didn’t like what Julio had to say he would either (i) be totally gracious or (ii) so entertaining while lighting me up that I would still want to be his friend.How I feel after reading When You Were Pixels?I [...]


    21. Wow, just wow!There was so much anticipation for this story and it did not disappoint, it was amazing.You sure do give good sentence Joolz. I really liked the format, a letter written by Antho, pouring out all his emotions to the mysterious assassin. A whole world built up just by reading a letter. My heart broke for him, but I felt his hope and happiness too, even if we both knew it was for too brief a time. The letter read like poetry and so much emotion was conveyed in very few words.Really a [...]




    22. I read this three times.I read it, then i dragged my finger across the screen along the bottom, taking me to the beginning to read it again. The last time i remember re-reading anything so immediately, I was twelve years old and had just finished Marion Zimmer Bradley's the Firebrand, a book which has been a favorite for decades.After reading it the second time, I needed to think about what I was going to say about it, because i had all these mind-jumbles going on. Then i felt like i'd waited to [...]


    23. I wanted my last book of 2013 to be meaningful, something that would stick in my craw and stay with me into the new year."When You Were Pixels" does just that.A little over 8000 words to describe a love letter from a lonely surveillance operator (Antho) to an assassin. An assassin who is deadly and delivers a world of hurt to those that cross him. But for Antho, this assassin is worthy of love, Antho's love.The story aches with loneliness, hope, hurt and love. It has #feels written all over it. [...]


    24. I read this twice today - once to myself and then again aloud to my wife. I wanted to be sure that it wasn't just me that felt a dissonant longing for more.You see, we were both early adopters on the Hugh Howey bandwagon. We read that first short story and wanted more. Having finished all of the Wool series (but none of the fan-fiction. Please.) I can only say that Genao's world building in this story left us more excited than when we finished Howey's first short story. There are so many things [...]


    25. This story made me crave. Yes, I know, I'm an addict to books, cigarettes and coffee but this story is right up there with my deadly three. The style is what brought it, as far as I'm concerned. If I had read a blurb about this storyline, I would have probably passed it by since it's not in my regular type of subjects. Julio made it shine. I was glued to every word and wanted, more, more, more. I'm so glad that he's working on that, "more," thing. Yes, this story is a bit sad, but I love an emot [...]


    26. I always said, "I don't do science-fiction / dystopian." Well, now I can say, "Converted!"Short and compact, but this little gem fits a lot into a few pages.A securtiy guard, Antho, is watching an assassin on his monitor and is immediately attracted to him. Probably due to his own loneliness and living conditions. After an accident Antho takes the assassin back to his room, all in fear of his life a relationship develops that is as heartbreaking as it is hopeful. The assassin suffers from acute [...]


    27. 4.5 StarsI read for many reasons, but to *feel* could be the number one answer. Some of my favorite writers evoke and inspire huge joy and pain in my heart, but they also take a lot out of me. They leave a mark. In some ways, I guess you could say they change me. I wish I could explain it with words, put a name to it, and point it out on the big screen. But I can’t. I just know when I find that certain extraordinary element and power on the page. I can feel it. When You Were Pixels holds that [...]


    28. Even before I'd read this book, a lot of things were going through my mind. First: excitement. I mean, it's a story written by one of my GR friends, so excitement and cheers and yays and all that crap. And then, when I saw the No HEA or HFN tag, the moment of glory shattered and I backtracked a few kilometers. I do not read books or stories or fics or any-fucking-thing with no HFN at the least. At least not voluntarily or knowingly. But, it was Julio. So I took a deep breath, and started reading [...]


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