Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Four More (again)

"Dead Sea Fruit" by Kaaron Warren was interesting only for its sexual content and the Fiji-centric cultural and mythological content.

"Directions" by Caleb Wilson is a very short (two-page) story which is someone giving, well, directions. The descriptions are fantastical and extremely vivid. This would make a good speech piece.

Terry Dowling is another of those names I recognize from earlier years. His "La Profonde" is a short, dark, revenge-based tale.

It took me a bit to get into M. Rickert's "Journey into the Kingdom." It's a longer story (nearly 20 pages), and it takes a bit to get going, but eventually the reader realizes that every detail is essential. There's a bit of a story within a story within a story, which all comes together in the end. Moments from the end, I didn't know where the story was going -- it could have ended in a couple of different ways. A nice bit of writing, that.


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