Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Between the Dark and the Daylight -- Tom Piccirilli, EQMM, Sept/Oct '08

"Between the Dark and the Daylight" has a great opening, with four men hanging off the ropes leading to a runaway hot-air balloon. How they got there and what happens to them, two of them in particular (not to mention the child in the basket above), is what makes the story. I'll just say that one of them is a bank robber and that it's his son in the basket. You'll want to check this one out because it is indeed nasty, brutish, and short.

1 comment:

David Cranmer said...

A great opening and a great line towards the end: "You give a man two choices at death and he's going to choose the one that makes you work a little harder for it."

Thanks for shedding light on this one, I almost passed it up.