Sleep by Michael K. Rose February 4, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in 4.5 stars, Sci-Fi, Short Stories.
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by Michael K. Rose
This is a short story about a woman on a spacecraft who has killed a man and who needs to dispose of the body. She’s in desperate need of sleep but she also desperately needs to get rid of the body before she’s found out.
I found the short to be very intriguing and chilling in its prose. One Amazon reviewer compared Rose’s writing to Poe and I have to admit that the atmosphere is quite similar in tone. Although Sci-Fi, the tenor of his story is quite gothic.
This short 10-page story has a very classic feel to it. You can almost imagine it comes straight out of one of those magazines of those by-gone eras when science fiction used to grace the pages of such periodicals.
I enjoyed it although it left me feeling quite unsettled which I think was the point of the whole story.
4.5 of 5 stars