Prescience and gestalt

Just when I thought my Borderlands-published stories had fallen through the literary cracks, Paul Mannering at ASif has posted a review of Borderlands #8, which includes my shortish short story “Prescience“. The review is commensurate with the length of the story but it made me smile nonetheless:

“Prescience” could only have been written by Shane Jiraiya Cummings. It’s the kind of off-beaten path of Gestalt that I expect from this writer and editor of the surreal. A simple, straight forward, and yet bizarre story that captures an idea, a moment, and makes it resonate.

It’s really affirming to receive this kind of review. It warms the cockles of the heart to know there are readers out there familiar enough with your body of published work that expectations of quality and style can be made. In some ways, this is probably the best review of my work I’ve read to date.

“Prescience” will appear in Shards (right at the very beginning if I have my way).

In non-writing news, I took the weekend off to watch Happily Never After, TMNT, and 300. I loathed the first, enjoyed the second, and loved the latter. 300 is my kind of movie. Almost saw Disturbia, too, but we were movied out by that stage.