This short story is now available on Amazon. I was substantive editor.
Shawn brings me story ideas early in the process, which I wish more of my clients would do. I am very frank with him. Some of his ideas, no likey, and I tell him so in a style I call tactful bluntness. If he still wants to write it, of course, I stand ready to help him as best I can. For some reason, he seems to be surprised when I like an idea very much, which is not justified because he has a lot of good ideas, and I tell him so.
This was one of the good ones, and after the first read, I told him as much. Shawn’s horror/supernatural concepts are maturing, and his characters grow more original with his advancement as a writer. The best thing about Chad Stinson, in my view, is the witty mix of social comment and growing macabreness (macabrosity?).
Any author who can pull you gradually into something freaky, while making you laugh at society, accomplishes in two different directions. A great, quick read with broad appeal.
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Not really my pleasure reading genres, I must say, but thank you for stopping by!
I just bought it, and am looking forward to it. Short-ish fiction is my interest now, too. The possibilities!
Excellent, Christi. Hope you enjoy. Shawn does a lot of short fiction and grows increasingly fond of the form, which he handles quite well.