Remember how I said that Short Story Friday was going to focus on AMVers for the next few weeks? I meant it. But here’s the thing: we’ve got some excellent short story writers on our team.
Title: The Widower (link is to PDF download)
Author: Eric W. Jepson
Publication Info: Dialogue Wireless, 2007/Dialogue, Summer 2009
Submitted by: Theric Jepson
Why?: “Um, I wrote it?” Yes, he did. I like the part about the second-wife -to-be dressing up as Amelia Bedilia. I’m a little confused about his kids, though. I’m also jealous because he covers similar ground to what I’m trying to do with my novella, although it’s actually pretty different.
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This short story is appearing in the new issue of Dialogue coming out in the next week or so, so we’re all getting a jump on the subscribers here!
Interesting. I liked the subject matter a lot, and the characters seemed real. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of Mary. Keep pluggin away at it!!!
I think its great Th. and I used to know a guy named Kelvin. His mom named him after the old timey refridgerator, the Kelvinator. no joke.
I used to have a paper route — it’s true that it encourages a lot of contemplation.
Wm—I get asked about the kids all the time. I wish I knew why it came across so vague….. Me and my stupid poetic soul — that thing’s always getting me into trouble.
Another opinion. (Sorry I don’t have a negative one to help maintain balance….)