Cause, you know, the writing has been going rough in June. My muse must have taken that villa in Tuscany for a few weeks.
So, to come online and find the following is a sweet treat indeed:
I just read your "Voices from the Void" story that won the Sword Review competition. Because of how small the competition was (and low paying) and because of the "Christian" element, I assumed the story would be crap, the lesser of a handful of peurile and narrow minded evils.
So boy was I amazed to read it and find it one of the best sci-fi shorts I've ever read. Intelligent and evocative, rich in metaphor and symbol. Totally engrossing and imaginative. I loved the "hush" motif. Personally, I would have made "Hush" the title. I loved the way you use the stars as "punctuation" simile, the memorable, Kafka-esque characters.
Great piece of work. Deserves a much larger stage imo. Just wanted you to know, and to thank you.
No, Mr. Miller. I thank YOU!
If you can handle a very frank, funny, even snarky bit of blogging, visit Christopher Miller's online soapbox. Not for the faint of heart. Prepare to chuckle.
And if you haven't read "Voices From The Void"--which, yes, I would happily retitle "Hush," given the chance, as that's a much better title, and it's also, coincidentally, the title of one of my favorite Buffy The Vampire Slayer episodes--please do click on the link and try it out. Then please come back and comment here on what you thought.
Especially if it's anywhere near as nice a response as Mr. Miller's.
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