Oh. My. God. TMW you go to Daily Science Fiction because your Deal Me In short story reading challenge tells you to, and MIND … BLOWN !
As usual, I clicked on the Transporter to take me to a random story. Wow. Just wow.
by Andrew James Dykstal
The man’s wife is coughing up blood. And gears. And the story doesn’t go anywhere near where you expect it to.
Brilliant. Beautifully written, original, flying free of “this is how the story goes” limitations.
Andrew James Dykstal is a federal proposal writer by day and fiction author by night, weekend, and lunch break. When not writing, he’s reading strange books in stranger locations, wandering the wineries and wilds of Virginia, or trying to build something so spectacular in Kerbal Space Program that NASA will finally return his calls. In his youth, and long before the associated meme, he took an arrow to the knee.
WHY DOES HE NOT HAVE MORE STORIES? WHY DOES HE NOT HAVE NOVELS? WHY DOES HE NOT HAVE A WEBSITE?
Andrew James Dykstal, you’re killin’ me, Smalls!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: Just read that story.