Eric J. Guignard reviews SO IT GOES

Editor Eric J. Guignard, who’s Dark Moon Books anthology AFTER DEATH has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award®, read SO IT GOES: A TRIBUTE TO KURT VONNEGUT. In his review, he says my short story, “The Fountain of Relative Youth” is “one of the darker pieces in this book, following the sadistic irony of such stories as ‘The Monkey’s Paw’. It made me squirm and had an awesome ending.”

This anthology is a collection of stories that pay tribute to the applauded–if not cherished–author, Kurt Vonnegut. As a matter of full confidentiality, and though I recognize Vonnegut’s name and the subject matter he stood for, I am not intimately familiar with his writing. However, taking each of the stories in this anthology on face value provides a refreshing array of thoughtful philosophies regarding life, religion, and the human condition, all with a dark, playful, or cynical bent…

Read the rest of the review here. If you haven’t read SO IT GOES, you’re missing these terrific stories:

  • “The Grand Tour” by Frank Roger
  • “Saving God” by Jay Wilburn
  • “How to Succeed in Academia” by K. A. Laity
  • “Critical Thinking Skills” by James W. Hritz
  • “The Unhappy Accident or Feelin’ Fine” by T. Fox Dunham
  • “The Truth” by Jonathan Balog
  • “You’re Toast” by E.E. King
  • “The Joke’s on You” by Philip Simondet
  • “It Takes Four to Tango” by Mike Sheedy
  • “The Policy” by Thomas Messina
  • “Riding” by Aric Zair
  • “Corrective Action (or Illegal Discharge Legally Charged)” by Tony Wayne Brown
  • “Dead Girls, Dying Girls” by James Dorr
  • “Modern Science Has Yet to Find a Cure” by Michael Lee Smith 
  • “The Fountain of Relative Youth” by Christian A. Larsen
  • “My Best Friend is a Robot” by Brady Gerber
  • “Fido” by James Wymore
  • “Responsibility is Key” by Rachael Durbin
  • “Megastar Hopper” by Sue Lange
  • “Dog. Girl. Armless Karaoke Maniac.” by Joseph McKinley
  • “Nedserd” by Eli Wilde
  • “A Tribute to Ernest Glipp” by C. M. Chapman

When you’re done reading, please leave your own review–any kind of review, but if you’re looking for some structure, check out this idea posted at Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing’s website that might help you get started.

Eric J. Guignard: "The Fountain of Relative Youth" made him squirm "and had an awesome ending."

Eric J. Guignard: “The Fountain of Relative Youth” made him squirm “and had an awesome ending.”

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