I was first introduced to Peter Swanson with his novella-ish length piece in last issue of Mysterical-E, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, a really memorable and engaging story. His latest in the fall issue of Mysterical-E, Wedding Night, is perfectly executed--the kind of story that once you race to the end, you'll want to go back and read it again.
It starts with Michael Keyes who is on his honeymoon in Mexico, but his bride is laid up with a case of stomach flu. So he heads down to the hotel bar and meets Alex Dahl, the kind of chatty, quasi-suave alcoholic who seems to fit right in at the beach resort atmosphere. Through Alex, he meets a woman who changes his life in unexpected ways.
Swanson possesses a natural, fluid style that I really gravitate to. And I love how the ending opens more possibilities instead of closing them off. I hope to see more of his work floating around the web in the future.
Will have to check this Peter Swanson out. Thanks for the tip.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the head's up. Way cool blog you have here. Following now. Nice story on ATON!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sean! You had a good addition to the series as well.ReplyDelete
Now how the heck did I miss that one? Calm waters. Then, POPPOPPOP! Okay, guess it's not like I thought, Straight up. No Twist. Guess that's it. . . . damn it Chris! You waited 'til the last second to spin the thing. My neck hurts. I'm suing for whiplash. Good job, buddy.ReplyDelete
PS: I'm talking about "The Bait" #451ReplyDelete