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And a tale for cold, wintry night.... - Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth
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And a tale for cold, wintry night....
I think we're only supposed to make one recommendation each day: something to keep us on our toes, reading, but not enough to overwhelm the blog. Still, a second one for the day and I'll get back to other things.

This Christmas PS Publishing will publish Andy Duncan's "The Night Cache", a Poe-inspired tale that he describes as a "supernatural lesbian geocacher codebreaker romance" as a stand-alone chapbook. I've just read it and I love it. It's not exactly like any other Andy Duncan story -- I don't know if you can say a story is 'Duncan-like' or not, but "The Night Cache" isn't much like earlier really Southern-influenced stories like "Liza and the Crazy Water Man" or "Lincoln in Frogmore" – but it reminded me a little of "The Potawatomie Giant" or even "The Chief Designer" because of the way Duncan has taken a ghost story about geocaching and codebreaking and made it his own just by telling it in his own unique voice.

I don't really want to go too much into what the story is about: it's a supernatural lesbian geocacher codebreaker romance, which is all you need to know. Really. A bookstore clerk meets someone special, falls in love, gets caught up in geocaching, and... Well, giving away the essence of a story like this one isn't always a fair thing to do. Suffice to say that it's perfect for a cold Winter's night. It's certainly a story that will stay with me for a good long while.
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cassiphone From: cassiphone Date: 21st September 2009 07:34 (UTC) (Link)
Actually, we have no rules about how often we post...
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