The Telescope Builder and Other Stories by Steve Silkin
Approx. 21,570 words.
Published on December 6, 2010.
My junior high was named for the man who built the telescope that unveiled the secrets of the universe. These are the tragedies that began during my days there, and continued ... "He sets up his characters, reveals the situation and then tears through your consciousness like a bullet," says Jonathan Penton, editor of the online literary review Unlikely Stories.