Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weird Wednesday: Portrait in Sunspots

Portrait in Sunspots by Marty Armon is a weird short story about a middle-aged man who depends on his ham radio for a social life. He makes a connection with a young lady, but when they try to meet up, he realizes they don't live as close together as he first thought. He also learns there are some obstacles that are impossible to remove.

The author gives just enough info about the character Jay to explain why he would be so devoted to a woman he's never met in person. While Jay's discovery is a bit predictable, the ending is a surprise. Armon delivers an interesting piece of science fiction centered around 9/11.

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