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.