By Tyler Vitt
Published: Feb. 01, 2012
Words: 4,594 (approximate)
Hollis has no idea where he is, what the date is, or why his body is wracked with constant pain. The world he finds himself in is not the one he remembers, and he soon discovers something bizarre has happened -- both to the world and to himself. Absurd occurrences and even stranger urges lead Hollis to realize he is changing, becoming something new, becoming something unnatural.
Hollis has no idea where he is, what the date is, or why his body is wracked with constant pain. The world he finds himself in is not the one he remembers, and he soon realizes something catastrophic has happened entirely without his knowing.
As he goes in search of answers and travels through a country that is not quite dead but certainly very ill, Hollis realizes there is not only something wrong with the world around but also with himself. The pain in his body grows worse with every passing moment, and bizarre occurrences and absurd feelings make Hollis fear as much for his sanity as he does for his physical well-being.
His health declining, his delusions and uncontrollable urges worsening, Hollis gradually realizes what is happening to him: his flesh and bone is deteriorating, and underneath he finds that his body is developing a certain silvery sheen…
Winner of The Manitoban's Short Fiction Contest 2009.
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on April 05, 2012 :
I am not a fan of the short story genre. What there was of the story, it was well written. However it was not a satisfying story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)