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For a while, I kept hearing (seeing) Chuck Wendig's name. I'm not sure where... Goodreads? Bloggers? John Scalzi's blog? His name kept jumping out at me, so I went to his website. It's interesting. He has some great advise for writers. His blog posts are fun and engaging. He calls his site NSFW and NSFL. I don't know if that's necessarily true, though I do have some privacy where I work.... One of his headers is "Holy Shit, Free Stories". Well, how could I resist that?
I decided to keep it simple and I read the first free short story on the list, This Guy. This Guy is a truly weird story. I kept trying to figure out what the narrator's "deal" was. Was it a dream? Was he insane? Was this actually happening? I felt awful for his wife Mary. I don't know what I would do in her situation. I can't really say much more about the story without giving it all away. It's violent, maybe slighly confusing (in a good way) and engaging. More than anything, it's made me want to read more by this author.
Short Story Monday is hosted by John at The Book Mine Set.