Sharon E. Cathcart
on Oct. 7, 2013 :
In this very short tale, Emma is walking her little dog, Sophie, when she starts to hear the voices of her loved ones ... and finds a green balloon with a message just for her.
Short fiction is a tricky form, to be sure. McMurrain draws us in and makes us wonder what's happening, and then the end feels like it's truncated ... as though she was in a hurry to finish. Still, it's a well-written tale and a quick read. I would recommend it for an occasion in which you need a quick break and want to get a little reading done.
(review of free book)