“We all have our memories; the guitar still sang...”
This collection of twenty-nine science fiction vignettes are at turns touching, humorous, and thought-provoking. Each begin cradled in the comfort of the familiar, but take readers along a winding path to the unexpected.
Serving as poignant reminders of the ephemeral nature of life and death, these stories encapsulate what it means to be human; to be captivated by music, love, and life itself.
Written as a loving tribute to her son, Kenna McKinnon’s Short Circuit: And Other Geek Stories is a reminder of the legacy left by a remarkable man.
The pain was electric music in his gut, placated by Morphine. He slept until the friend woke him.
"Your son… the boy you never knew as an adult, what became of him? Your mother's grandson."
"I met him at Brewster's a few days ago. He didn't recognize me. I explained I couldn't help it, the absences, the silence, they were imposed on me by his family."
"He knows that?"
"I don't know. My son plays guitar, too. Electric. My mother bought him his first guitar."
"The black acoustic and the Godin are mine."
"You have three amps and one is real nice, a vintage 1960s Vox you got from Craig's List."
"No, I got it from Kijiji. I live in Alberta, Kijiji's big here. I took the bus to the guy's place, paid him cash on the spot."
Already translated. Translated by Augusto Dala Costa
Already translated. Translated by Vanesa Tifni
Excellent, professional work, delivered in time. Highly recommended.