We are happy to announce the publication of
“Blackwood” by Sam Grieve
Before an accepted story is published, the author is asked to select another published piece on the 10ktobi website and write a short statement about the story, noting in what ways it might be provocative, insightful, interesting or impressive. The writer’s comments appear with an Editor’s Note as to why the piece was chosen. In this way, 10,000 Tons of Black Ink strives to promote dialogue between writers, editors and readers, and supports the writing community as a whole.
Read the editorial comments for “Blackwood” by 10ktobi Editor K. Anne Unger below, and visit our website to read the full story by Sam Grieve, including his contributor comments on the previously published story, "Seven Miles Deep."
Notes from K. Anne Unger, Editor
The effective use of language and imagery in “Blackwood” brings the reader immediately into the story, engaging our senses and desire to learn more about our protagonist, his struggles and his life. We never cease to be intrigued by his course of action, the journey he is on, the search for his identity and self-worth. We want at once to cheer him on in his new life but also strike him for letting his family go. Engaging the reader throughout and creating these mixed emotions in our hearts and minds makes this story a wonderful success.