Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Going

This story has been accepted into a post-peak anthology - After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum World, edited by John Michael Greer and published by Founders House Publishing (http://www.foundershousepublishing.com/)You can buy the book at: http://www.amazon.com/After-Oil-Visions-Post-Petroleum-World/dp/0984376453/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_2; thanks to all who posted feedback and helped me polish it!

12 comments:

siddrudge said...

Cathy -- I just have to tell you that I think this writing is brilliant! Skillful use of creative tension and conflict.

And your "Going Song" is the perfect 'glue' that lends a gentle cohesion to the piece. Nice!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I really enjoyed reading this. Susan

Anonymous said...

I found this through the ADR; I love it! I have Type 1 diabetes myself, so it did make me flinch a bit. I'd love to read more about Cairen and Trevor and their lives.

Slorisb said...

As a 69 y old male w type 2, I was deeply moved by your story. Shortly after reading this I stumbled on this on Guy Mcpherson's blog,

http://guymcpherson.com/2011/01/lessons-on-living/

double wow.

Thanks for your talented story telling.

Cathy McGuire said...

Thanks for the comments, folks! And thanks, JMG, for allowing all of us to share our stories! I never thought I'd find anyone who would read this... as someone who takes daily medication, I have thought about this scenario a lot!!

Practical Parsimony said...

That was well-written and thought-provoking. Will there be more? I hope so.

Eric said...

Nice story Cathy! It is my favorite of the ones I've read so far.
And thanks for your nice comment on mine.

hadashi said...

Agree with everyone up above. The dialogue flows so well too. Coming to terms with death is a great theme to have selected for the contest.

hadashi said...

p.s. As as short story, how would it read if you jumped straight into the third paragraph to start? A very mind-grabbing image, that!

dltrammel said...

Very nice. Was a little confused at first but the story flows well and I was soon wanting more. Well done.

hadashi said...

Congrats on being in the anthology. Do let us ADR readers know when there's a follow up, please!

flyingcardealer said...

This is excellent. You obviously have a great ear for dialogue and a good feel for balancing it with the narrative. Congrats on the "space bats" anthology. Really, both of your entries could've probably made it.

I hope you'll continue with the prose and possibly publish your own collection. Again, congrats and great job :)

Drew M.