A Slight Delay

Rated 4.20/5 based on 5 reviews
For an airline passenger, an unexpected wait on the tarmac takes a turn for the strange.

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Words: 1,940
Language: English
About Rish Outfield

Rish Outfield is a failed writer, failed actor, and pretty much failed human being. Still, he manages to get up in the morning/afternoon because of you, good sir or ma'am. Someday, he plans to thank you in person.

Rish is a fan of Horror films, Eighties music, and the television work of Joss Whedon. He enjoys chasing after frogs, talking about comic book characters, and thinking about the Star Wars Trilogy. He is a voice actor and podcaster, and can be heard co-hosting the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine and That Gets My Goat podcasts, where he and Big Anklevich waste much of their time, hopefully entertainingly.

He has been a writer of short stories all of his life, but has only recently begun to share his work with others. He once got a job because of his Sean Connery impersonation, but has lost two due to his Samuel L. Jackson impression.

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Reviews

Review by: Philip Brewster on Jan. 18, 2014 :
Oh boy! Spooky!
I could imagine being in that situation and I'd be terrified not knowing what was going on. Sounds like something the CIA would do.
I thoroughly enjoyed this short read.
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Review by: Trevor Compro on Jan. 15, 2014 :
I would classify this under psychological thriller. It's one of those stories that scares the hell out of you and you don't know why.
As James Jenkins said 'just a chunk in the middle', if you had a beginning and an end (sometimes boring) then you'd understand EXACTLY what was going on. The passengers on the plane didn't know what was going on, that's what made it a good story.
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Review by: James Jenkins on Dec. 06, 2013 :
My wife and I both read this, neither of us have any idea why anyone would take the time to write this down.

This is like I had stupid dream, woke up and wrote it down, there is no beginning and no ending, just a chunk in the middle.

I actually came back here, expecting to find this was a teaser, it is not a story.
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Review by: Robert Moons on Nov. 02, 2013 :
OK, normally, I don't read horror; normally, I don't write horror, but of late, perhaps the Halloween spirit (or is that spirits?) has taken over.
Anyway, I saw the bunny pic cover of the story, and had it been in any other genre, I wouldn't have bothered opening it up to read. I'm glad I did. This story is well written and constructed from beginning to end. More importantly, I found myself 'having' to read it once I got hooked (that would be the part that I don't want to spoil for anyone, the part where certain individuals came on board a type of transportation device wearing colourful 'suits'). So, interesting story, unusual way of ending it, and even a dash of humour thrown in here and there. Or as another writer I know would say, IWIHWI (I wish I had written it).
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Review by: Sherry Donacy on Oct. 29, 2013 :
What is left unsaid in this story screams louder than anything the author states. I am not sure why that is even more disturbing to me, but it's enough that it is. In the grand tradition of Hitchcock, Rish has left me scratching my head, terrified for no reason of airplanes and bunnies. Perhaps what we have to fear next time we take a trip is not our plane crashing but that long delay after we land...
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