Attention! Beta Readers Needed for New Short Story, “Television’s Prescription for Ratings”

Beta Testing

Hello!  James and I are planning to release another individual short story in April entitled “Television’s Prescription for Ratings”.  This is the second of many stand alone shorts from the Dystopian Nation of City-State.  This piece is around 7,200 words.  These shorts are loosely connected with our current publication, The Dystopian Nation of City-State: An Anthology.

To properly plan for the upcoming release, we would love for a handful of readers to read this short piece and provide feedback regarding plot/storyline, coherence, flow, character development, reader intrigue, and any other elements that stand out.

“Television’s Prescription for Ratings” is a piece that centers around the unpredictable, somewhat senseless world of reality television.  In City-State, entertainment is controlled by the government.  Here, Dr. Tyler Wright is appointed to the so-called “death committee” immediately after medical school.  He is pressured to follow the rules and the procedures of the committee, his superiors, and the show’s deadly scripts.  

This reality show, “The Blade’s Edge: Family Edition”, features contestants who are deemed “too expensive to save” per City-State’s StarChild Act.  The contestants are slated to die anyway, so the government – this committee in particular – give them a chance to entertain the nation.  Hey, this is a dystopian universe – a terrifying view on what the future could hold.

If you would like to participate, please comment below with your email address or message me on Twitter or Facebook.  I will contact you later this month with all of the details.

You will receive the story free of charge, and James and I will provide you with ample time to read and provide comments.  James and I take beta reading very seriously.  We love to hear honest feedback about our works.  This only helps City-State grow!

When the formal release date approaches (we are still locking in a release date), and this story is complete, James and I will extend another invitation for reviews to be posted on Amazon and Goodreads (and blog posts).

Thanks!  Please let us know if you like to participate.

43 thoughts on “Attention! Beta Readers Needed for New Short Story, “Television’s Prescription for Ratings”

    1. Nice! 🙂 May I please have your email address? If you don’t want to put it here, you can message it to me via Twitter or Facebook.

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      You’re awesome! I will contact you later this month! 🙂

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  1. You know I will :). Can’t wait. I believe you already have my email address.

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  2. Hi Kaisy

    I enjoyed reviewing ‘How To Kill Your Senator’ and i am currently reading your Anthology (and enjoying it) so i would love to review your new short story ‘Televisions Prescription For Ratings’. My email address is . Am i ok to mention it on my blog or wait for the release date ?

    Thanks in advance

    Neil Beattie

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    1. Very cool! Awesome! James and I really appreciate your time! Yes, I have your email, I placed you on my list, and I will contact you later this month.

      We are glad that you are enjoying the anthology! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!


    1. Sure! That sounds great! My hubby is a nurse, so he helps me a bit, but another view would be great! There isn’t a ton of medical references, but we would love to hear your input. May I have your email address?


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