Publisher: Damnation Books
Length: Short Story
Rating: 1 chill, no nightmares
A retired couple seek the visitation rights with the supernatural remains of their only son.
Interesting concept. I think… A young man dies in a futuristic society where there is a link of some sort between stem-cell research and ghosts. It’s never thoroughly explained, but I’m assuming that dead people can possess bodies created from stem cells. The story felt a little weak, regarding the explanation of this process.
The story isn’t bad, it’s just a little hard to get into. I couldn’t really find a lot of excitement, much to really grab me and keep me in the story. Mr. Lawrence has a rather extensive publishing history, so I was expecting something with a little more active storytelling, rather than so much passive writing. The author’s voice is more literary than I prefer, especially in short fiction.