Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Short Fiction Tuesday

I've got a number of stories open in various tabs of Chrome at the moment, all of which have something in the opening that's piqued my interest. There are another couple that I've read this week and could mention here perhaps, but the one that really drew me in was K. J. Bishop's "The Heart of a Mouse." It's a weird one. New Weird? Old Weird? I don't know, but very much that imaginative, out-there kind of weird that appeals to me. It's post-apocalyptic, I suppose, but the apocalypse it follows isn't any of the usual suspects. Nothing nuclear, atomic, terrorist, plague, environmental... More of a Wonderland apocalypse, where everything's become surreal.

It's quite a long story, but definitely worth the time.

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