Review of Virginia M. Mohlere, “A Report of One’s Honorable Death”, Luna Station Quarterly 39 (2019): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.
This makes 2/2 of Mohlere’s stories that I absolutely adored. She has such skill in picking out setting, character, and action with fine precise sentences, no unnecessary words, and constructed to drive straight into your emotional core. In this one, one emotion that kept being tapped was laughter — so many lines that caused me to burst out with it! For example:
“What a curious thing,” the goblin said. “Why would anyone create such an object and then use it only to be rude?”
But it was laughter tempered with the feeling that only comes with the satisfaction of a deep longing.
I can’t wait till I get to read more of her work.