The Weight of a Blessing up at Clarkesworld March 1, 2013 at 8.43 PM - 4 comments Just a note that my angry short story “The Weight of a Blessing” is now up at Clarkesworld. This was a really tough story to write, for much the same reasons as “Scattered Along the River of Heaven”, though this one took months to get right… Have a look and tell me what you think? 4 comments Lee Hallison March 1, 2013 at 11.58 PM Excellent story, so powerful. Bravo. aliette March 2, 2013 at 1.28 PM Aw thank you! Lou Sytsma March 2, 2013 at 5.28 PM A lovely story indeed. Your talent as a writer is wonderful and you create such strong and evocative imagery. A question around the visiting of The Dead – if contamination was a known issue why were visits still permitted or did this story take place before tactile contact virus transmission was known? aliette March 2, 2013 at 5.33 PM @Lou: aw thank you! It’s a known issue, but the authorities rely on people having a bit of common sense and self-preservation sense when they visit; a bit like it’s a known issue that poking at an angry bulldog or doberman will result in unpleasant consequences, but people still own them… 99% of people don’t go around deliberately lowering their filters, it’s a bit like visiting someone in a clean zone and taking off your hazmat suit… Sorry. Comments are closed on this entry.