#Blogtober Continues: Neon Black by Jim Johanson #ShortStory #BookBlogger


This challenge is pretty tough, and it’s only October 4th!

I love my blog and I strive to post often, but I have to say, it’s very difficult finding the time to post EVERY DAY! It’s only the fourth day in, and though I’m enjoying it, I’m feeling the pressure!

Today, I want to share this short story with you, because quite frankly, it’s so beautifully written, it took my breath away. I suppose that’s a bit strange considering the subject matter, but great writing is great writing, and this author is an amazing writer!

Neon Black is an existential journey through a man’s past. A “Christmas Carol” sort of thing, where the MC undergoes surgery and is visited by his “ghosts”.

The Blurb:

A cynical, embittered man undergoes heart surgery following injury sustained in a terrorist attack. Under anesthesia, he dreams of bizarre confrontations with lovers from his past in a surrealist odyssey reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The man’s ghosts of the past demand retribution as he comes to realize that memories (and people) cannot always simply be buried and forgotten.

As often the case with short stories, I can’t really divulge too much without spoiling it, but I will say that this story was brilliant. Exquisite detail, very thought-provoking, and refreshingly unique.

I’m looking forward to reading more from this author, as he has an impressive catalogue to choose from, and I have no doubt that his other titles will be just as gripping.

You really need to check them out!

Jim Johanson

Who else is participating in Blogtober this year? How are you making out?


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