Thursday, October 27, 2005

On the Blindside by Sonya Taaffe

I've just read Sonya Taaffe's story On the Blindside over at Anna Tambour's Web site. (I like that she's been reprinting stories, I'm going to keep a closer watch on her Web site.)
The story is a look at the intersection of the mundane life with the fantastic and its long-term effects. As I read it, it seemed to me an alternate take on Caitlin R. Kiernan's concept in her story "Onion" (which is one of my favorite short stories). After reading Taaffe's journal, I see she notes that Kiernan's "Murder of Angels" covers similar material (I'm so far behind in reading Kiernan's books.) In Taaffe's discussion of the story, she looks for other works that cover similar territory, mentioning things like "Lud-in-the-Mist" and "Moonwise."
Check out the story and then read Taaffe journal entry, it's worth your time if you're interested in literature of the fantastic.


Sovay said...

I just found this entry: and I'm very glad you liked the story! Thanks!

Brian said...

No, thank you for the story. I hope you liked what I had to say. Also, I enjoy your journal! I suppose I should stop lurking, but it's my nature.