story cliches

Boing Boing forwards along, via Making Light, Strange Horizon’s Stories We See too Often. They (Boing Boing) quote this one snippet:

Someone calls technical support; wacky hijinx ensue. 1. Someone calls technical support for a magical item. 2. Someone calls technical support for a piece of advanced technology. 3. The title of the story is 1-800-SOMETHING-CUTE.

Darn. I’ve written one of those.