Friday Flash Fics — Bailey Haliburton is Going to Prom

This image from Friday Flash Fics made me think of Bailey Haliburton, from Of Echoes Born. She's mentioned in "The Psychometry of Snow" (and there's fallout in that story to what happens here), and she appears in "A Little Village Magic" (years later from the events here). I wanted to explore her beginnings a little … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Bailey Haliburton is Going to Prom

Review: Of Echoes Born by ‘Nathan Burgoine

I am not gonna lie. When a reader gets exactly what you were trying to do, it’s a magical moment.

Elliott Dunstan

Oh man. Oh MAN. So – I love short stories. They’re wonderful to rea to master, and the best ones leave you just wanting more.

Interconnected short stories are even better. Stories that share a few characters here and there, similar themes, trickling with the slow realization that this is really all the same story, told bit by bit, piece by piece. Lives don’t go from beginning to end – they unfold, and bump into each other, leaving little blooms of colour along the way.

I’m waxing poetic. But the point is, Of Echoes Born is really, really fucking good. I think what’s really astonishing me about it is that it’s an unusual kind of good – it’s the type of book I don’t think I’ve encountered before, and I don’t imagine I’ll see again. (Unless I can tempted Monsieur Burgoine into another. I shall prepare the cupcakes.) Nathan Burgoine…

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