Monday, March 30, 2020

The Night Sun, by Zin E. Rocklyn


(Horror) A wife and her abusive husband got for a weekend in a remote cabin to try to straighten things out, but the dead deer they hit on the way there is a bad omen. Dead before they hit it, but it walked off anyway. (9,190 words; Time: 30m)

"," by (edited by Diana Pho), published on by .

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Review: 2020.165 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Probably the strongest thing about this story is the tension. We know right off the bat that Jonas abuses Avery. We know this whole trip is a bad idea. And we’re just waiting for something bad to happen, at any moment—never mind the supernatural stuff outside.

Con: Jonas is a cardboard villain. There’s nothing redeeming about him, even from Avery’s point of view, so we’re left wondering why she didn’t leave him a long time ago.

The supernatural element is a little weird. Why deer? What was the wolf all about?

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