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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Twisted Tuesday: Mother's Day
Mother's Day by Jack Buckner is a short story that features two characters who have issues with their mothers. I think the author had a good idea, but Buckner spent too much time with the thoughts of Julia and Guy, and glossed over the actual interactions, with the exceptions of the extreme perversion.
It's not as if I haven't read a story with a sickening scene or two, but it seem as if the author included the repulsive details just for shock value. Without a proper balance between suspense and terror, Mother's Day doesn't appear to be much more than a piece of torture porn.