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Monday 11 March 2013

Buoyant Mary by Steven Stafford


I rather enjoyed this short story that falls under ‘horror’, despite the genre being quite a long way down my order of preferences.  I love it when that happens!  But…it isn’t the normally perceived type of horror.  It's a little bit different.

The story starts off with an air of being just a crime thriller, but there’s a subtle and clever twist at the end which leaves you thinking, ‘What was that…?’

Well-written and deftly constructed: the brevity of the story didn’t mean that any shortcuts were taken.  The portrayal of the main character was economically, but carefully executed and the well-chosen words gave you all the information required.

Well worth a half hour’s read.

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