Catherine Gardner webbie here has written a cute creepy short tale over at Everyday Fiction.
It intrigues me more than usual because of the way the story is bereft of explanation and yet needs none. But does it? Critique week is in full swing at various writers’ fora including Cafe Doom, UKAuthors, Orbiters and others and we are bombarded with crit grids and checklists demanding we enter our opinions on a breakdown of every story. Plot, Theme, Fiction Dream, Character, Beginning, End, Title, are all the sort of categories of comments we have to complete. Yet along comes clever Catherine with a tale that would defy most of those. I know of some critiquers on the web that would demand more explanation, setting and for the POV (Point of View) to be clearer. However, it is a flash piece. Short, punchy and mysteriously ghastly in a neat compelling way. Intrigued? Then follow me >>> http://www.everydayfiction.com/burying-sam-by-catherine-j-gardner/