and i agree with derek completely about my story (as i said in my last update here). i don’t think my story is awful, i just think it’s ok.
as for derek’s story this month – it’s easily my favorite of his stories. does that have something to do with it being his least insane writing? possibly. i’m not sure, though.
there are chunks of the story that i can do without (the entire poker game, for instance) because they seem to drag a little bit for me, reminding me why i don’t ever watch poker on tv. that being said, it has to be in the story for the thing to work, so i deal. the story itself is seriously terrific.
both a minion of god and the devil are playing for the souls of the unborn. it happens every year, for as far back as my memory of derek’s story takes me. what makes this month so great for me? the interaction between the characters. the reaper and the protector have a terrific back and forth. it almost makes me want to hang out with them sometime.
now for our august topic. this month, our topic reads as follows –
a con artist ends up blackmailed into helping the police solve a crime he committed.
should be interesting to say the least.