2/25/2009

"The Hole in the Lake" -- new story

This is kinda dark...


11 comments:

  1. You are, in fact, the only author that can make me cry.

    Thank you for continuing to write.

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  2. The imagery in this story is stunningly tangible.

    You put a great twist on the idea of regretting missed adolescent chances. The feeling of hopelessness at the end of the story left a lasting sense of hollowness--it felt like a kick in the stomach.
    Great story, mister Marion.
    Very dark indeed.

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  3. Well done, Isaac.

    These short stories of yours have an unexpected edge, a freedom when compared to the writing in your novels. Not better or worse, just different.

    I never know what to expect. It's refreshing. Keep writing. More, more, more.

    And thank you.

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  4. Guys, thank you so much for your wonderfully thoughtful and encouraging comments. I love you people.

    James, yeah, I know what you mean about the difference between my shorts and novels. Shorts are almost a different medium in a way... Since you have less time, you focus on different things, going straight for the emotions and sensations rather than spending pages developing characters and settings, etc. I tend to write more abstractly and less "zoomed in" for shorts, and there's a lot more freedom to get weird and poetic and come ungrounded from reality.
    My next novel project, though, I think is going to be more in the style of these shorts. As soon as I can get some money and take a freighter voyage...

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  5. This was great. Dark, like you said, but beautiful in its pain and lost opportunities.

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  6. Great indee. So sad, and somehow so familiar to everyone. I'm already waiting for more Isaac!

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  7. oh wow. i absolutely loved this!!
    amazing stuff you have

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  8. I can't breathe through my nose that was so good.

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  9. hauntingly beautiful

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