While entirely compelling and vivid, as a short story this does not work for me. So few pages were not enough space to tell the tale. The whole thing felt more like the prologue to a much larger story that really wanted telling. There were too many veiled foreshadows and too many unanswered questions for it to be wholly satisfying. The ending which should have been poignant and driven, fell flat because as reader I just begun to become emotionally invested in the characters, then it was over. I can totally believe, as stated in the summary, that it was inspired by dreams.
Mr. Davis is a terrific writer, there just wasn’t enough here for me.
I received a copy of this story in exchange for a fair and honest review