Resurrection Sunday, and a story

It came into my mind this morning that it would be nice to have some sort of special Easter post. Resurrection Sunday is, after all, the most important celebration in the Christian calendar, no matter what your denomination. Had Christ not died in our place, we would not have freedom from our sin nature; hadContinue reading “Resurrection Sunday, and a story”

Short Story Review: “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Title: “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Short Story Length: 2834 words Published: in the collection Leaf Storm, in 1955 Reason for Reading: I’ve been curious about the Latin American magical realists for some time, and this title was appealing enough that I just jumpedContinue reading “Short Story Review: “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez”

Short Story Review: “The Recurring Smash” by Rudyard Kipling

Title: “The Recurring Smash” Author: Rudyard Kipling Page: about 3 Source: Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror & Fantasy, ed. Stephen Jones, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. New York: Fall River Press, 2010. Synopsis: An unfortunate young man named Penhelder has a peculiar sort of curse, in that every third spring, with alarming regularity andContinue reading “Short Story Review: “The Recurring Smash” by Rudyard Kipling”

Short Story Review: “Ghost Wind” by Alan Dean Foster

Title: “Ghost Wind” Author: Alan Dean Foster Format: Short Story Pages: about 11, but in a small page format Published: in the January/February 2011 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Reason for Beginning: Western fantasy! Reason for Finishing: Funny and epic Western fantasy! Spoiler-free Synopsis: Gargantuan mountain man, Mad Amos Malone, defendsContinue reading “Short Story Review: “Ghost Wind” by Alan Dean Foster”

Short Story Review: “Long Time” by Rick Norwood

Title: “Long Time” Author: Rick Norwood Format: Short Story Pages: about 16, but in a small page format Published: in the January/February 2011 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Reason for Beginning: It appeared to about an immortal man in ancient Sumeria. Reason for Finishing: It retells The Epic of Gilgamesh withContinue reading “Short Story Review: “Long Time” by Rick Norwood”

Short Story: “Christmas at Hostage Canyon” by James Stoddard

Title: “Christmas at Hostage Canyon” Author: James Stoddard Format: Short Story Pages: about 16, but in a small page format Published: in the January/February 2011 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Reason for Beginning: A Christmas fantasy story – should be good, right? Reason for Finishing: It’s a goofy kind of awesome,Continue reading “Short Story: “Christmas at Hostage Canyon” by James Stoddard”

Short Story Review: “Canterbury Hollow” by Chris Lawson

Title: “Canterbury Hollow” Author: Chris Lawson Format: Short Story Pages: 13 (in a small magazine format, though) Published: in the January/February 2011 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Reason for Beginning: Interesting title and the shortest of the stories in the magazine (I was reading at my job during downtime). Reason forContinue reading “Short Story Review: “Canterbury Hollow” by Chris Lawson”