this one: meh
i didn’t love it, didn’t hate it, not really sure i completely understood it.
i mean, the words make sense, but i am in agreement with the first comment underneath this story on the tor site:View Spoiler »I am deeply confused as to how hanging out with fractionally-larger-than-normal emus at night = DREAD FATE. « Hide Spoiler
there is a decent sense of pacing and tone, but i do not understand the characters’ reactions, and it reads a little stiff and muddy, like when horror tries to inspire fear by talking around the situation so you fill in the gaps with your own personal demons and that strategy just never works for me.
so, not my favorite tor short.
read it for yourself here: