Too Late by Sara Loitz #DealMeIn2018

My Deal Me In deck turned up hearts this week, so I went to East of the Web. The story I read was another by an author I didn’t know:

Too Late

by Sara Loitz

A little girl carves a face on a tree outside her bedroom window. As years pass, they both mature, neither certain which one is the voyeur.

An amazing amount of material is implied in the space of two short pages. Well done, Sara Loitz!

Sara Loitz is a writer, illustrator, marathon napper, book hoarder, and bubble tea enthusiast. She hails from the sunny shores of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spends most of her time contriving new ways to avoid the sunlight.

If YOU need a short story to read, I have free ones here on my Free Reads page. I also have four collections for 99 cents each linked from my Short Stories page.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about childhood friends.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Too Late by Sara Loitz #DealMeIn2018

  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    November 26, 2018 at 12:07pm

    Titles cannot be copyrighted. I never even searched for other stories with Too Late as the title when I wrote my prequel to Pride’s Children.

    It’s such a loaded phrase.

    Interesting story. Thanks.

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      Marian Allen

      November 28, 2018 at 7:33am

      It doesn’t do you any good to search for titles. I didn’t find FORCE OF HABIT before I published it (now out of print), but another book with that same title came out from a bigger publisher at the same time mine was released. *sigh*

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