Wednesday, May 29, 2019

"It Could Well Have Been the Second Time He Died, So I Closed in to Make Sure"

"Mary C."
By Stephen Hunt (born 1966).
Illustrations by Bob E. Hobbs (born 1955; HERE).
First appearance: Expanse, Summer 1994.

Short short story (7 pages; 2 illos).
Online at (HERE).

     "It was clumsy and brutal, but I could honestly think of no other way at that moment."

The Professor was just joshing us, wasn't he, when he said, "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

- Stephen Hunt is still with us and still producing SFF; see Wikipedia (HERE), the ISFDb (HERE), and his website (HERE).

- Wikipedia (HERE) confirms that the skipper of the Mary Celeste was indeed Benjamin Spooner Briggs (HERE).

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