Ron D Smith is the author of The Savior of Turk and The Night Budda Got Deep in It, both novels. He is also the author of The Storm before the Calm: The Early Lives of Venus and Hiro. He grew up in smalltown Missouri, and he now lives in Louisville with his wife and two daughters.
Carol Marlene Smith
on Oct. 05, 2011 :
From the description I eagerly looked forward to reading this short story. From the beginning I enjoyed the way it was written, the man and the old dog. I assumed I knew where the woman had gone. I felt sorry for the man. I walked with him in the fields and watched the corn grow, then I returned to the house with him.
That is where things went wrong. I knew what was up and I didn’t like it, but I figured this was his way of dealing. But then I reached the end and have to say that I was disappointed because it seemed to end without being finished. It was too abrupt. So a better, more finished ending would have been what I would have hoped for so I could have left the story satisfied that he did what he needed to do. For this reason I can only give this story three stars…I would have liked to have given it more.
(review of free book)