Saturday, February 19, 2011
New Fiction Published at 10,000 Tons of Black Ink
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Notes from Chad Peterson, Managing Editor, on Ghost Train by Eli Hastings:
I found myself reacting very strongly to this piece, with its patient, quiet unspooling of a painful subject. It’s a nice blend of good writing (with clear, concise description and nice detail work, set off by some exciting use of language) and well structured storytelling. The soft introduction of the action at the story’s open is set off against an immediate foreshadow that lets us know exactly where we are and what to expect, establishing the overall tone of the piece, and by the time we reach the end it has turned into both a strikingly complete portrait of a father-son relationship, and a lovely coming-of-age story that stuck with me for some time after reading. To borrow a phrase from the author, “When it ends, I do not stop hearing it.” Really lovely work.
Notes from K. Anne Unger, Editor, on Woman with a Snubnose Revolver by Nancy Poling Werking:
The frenetic energy of “Woman With a Snubnose Revolver” keeps readers entertained and thoroughly engaged from the beginning to the end. It’s like a rollercoaster ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat, anticipating the next big thrill or freakish scare, not knowing what might possibly happen next. But this story offers more than simple amusement. By the end, regardless of how you feel about the narrator, you come to appreciate how the author captured and presented this serious and heartbreaking matter.
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