Woke up this morning to a nice review of my short story “Still You Linger, Like Soot in the Air,” which is out in this month’s Lightspeed Magazine (read now with a subscription, read free on 8/13). Quick Sip Reviews says the story is: “Emotionally powerful…wrenching heartbreaking…A wonderful read!”
Read the review here. And don’t forget to download your free copy of the story’s prequel, “Saving Diego.”
Here’s the beginning to “Still You Linger…” :
By the time Gil had stopped meditating and opened his eyes, Muu had already removed the body. Just yesterday he and Demi had walked the eighty-four flights of stairs down to the dusty city streets, and together he and Demi had strolled across the promenade of Usha Square under the tangerine light of the setting sun. The wind had whipped Demi’s long hair into a frenzy, and Gil had leaned forward to brush a lock away from his friend’s glowing eyes.