Friday, January 11, 2013
"Into the Blank Where Life is Hurled" by Ken Scholes
Writers of the Future Volume XXI
In hell, William Hodgson, a reporter, and Houdini travel to the Ear, in order to talk into it. However, Hodgson fears Houdini might remember what he'd done to him, so he travels under an assumed name.
They encounter a howler disguised as a small boy crying and holding his own head. The fallen seem to have designs of their own. They want Hodgson to bind Houdini again. But the victory is hollow.
A story of reconciliation and renewal. As always, charming voice and scenario, full of heart.