Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Kind words are always appreciated...

More people blog about my short-short story The Mayor Will Make A Brief Statement And Then Take Questions than just me, you know. In addition to my friend here, I recently came across this guy from South Africa, David de Beer, who said a nice thing about the story not long ago. Here's the review:

The mayor will make a brief statement and then take questions – David Nickle:

"Nicholas speaks to us from the dark corners, the cold spaces—but they are shadows amid light, a chill draft by a glowing hearth.

What starts off as an almost rote public speech by the mayor of a city turns very personal and very, very chilling.
Too short a tale to say anymore except one simply has to read that final paragraph. Gave me the shivers.

4 comments:

Jena said...

Eeeeeeeeee. Very, very lovely and creepy, my favorite combination in fiction. :)

PixelFish said...

That's a neat lil' twist at the end there.

Leah said...

There's a complimentary review up at Tangent too. Whee!

David Nickle said...

Wow. That review's almost as long as the story. Whee indeed!