It’s time for another trip through the sometimes odd and uniquely crafted world of B.P. Gregory. I’ve been reading her work for years. Her style is distinct, wildly imaginative, and at times abstract. I found the shorts in Vu Ja De to be no different. The first Story, Babes Down Boreholes, is a tightly written short that has a claustrophobic quality. Quite fitting for the group of explorers who are deep in a cave. Story two, Abstract, is a game of cat and mouse and ironic at its core. Built around who is hunting who and is it better to leave sleeping dogs lay? I loved the fast paced and neatly wrapped package of this story. The next short, Parallel, was a fun ride in another world, mirroring ours of course. A detective finds herself in another universe trying to solve two murders, one being her own. How damn cool is that! Alternative realities are a mind twist and fun as hell to try and keep straight. B.P. Gregory does a smash up job with this mystery while meshing two worlds into one. Zombies, zombies everywhere, not even your own property is safe. White Picket was as much fun this go around as the first time I read it. It’s short, sweet and with the proper amount of humor thrown in for good measure. Vu Je De was fun for sure, and for me B.P. Gregory kills it in the short story world.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)